What major disaster happened in 2015?

Wildfires Devastate the Western U.S. 19, 2015. The dry weather and drought in California contributed to deadly wildfires in the western U.S. this summer. Over 70 large fires burned in the U.S., mostly stretching from northern California to Montana.

What are the disastrous events in the Philippines in 2015?

Typhoon Koppu (local name: Lando) made a landfall in the Philippines on 18 October 2015. A total of 48 deaths, 83 injured, and 3,126,130 affected were reported in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, V, NCR and CAR.

What was the strongest typhoon in 2015?

Typhoon Koppu, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Lando, was a powerful and devastating tropical cyclone that struck Luzon in October 2015….Typhoon Koppu.

Very strong typhoon (JMA scale)
Dissipated October 21, 2015
Highest winds 10-minute sustained: 185 km/h (115 mph) 1-minute sustained: 240 km/h (150 mph)

What natural disasters happened in 2017?

These include Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria, costing $95 billion, $80.7 billion, and $69.7 billion respectively. When looking at types of events, 2017 was characterized by a higher number of reported storms with 127 compared to the annual 98 average.

What were the biggest weather events of 2015?

A business is destroyed by flooding near Gills Creek in Columbia, S.C., Oct. 5, 2015. — — From an earthquake in Nepal to flooding in South Carolina, this year was filled with record-breaking weather stories throughout the U.S. and across the globe.

What was the strongest storm of 2015?

A woman and children brave the strong winds from Typhoon Soudelor in Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 7, 2015. Super Typhoon Soudelor barreled through the Pacific Ocean in August, and when the typhoon reached a record low pressure of 900 millibars, it officially became the strongest storm of the year, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency.

What caused the 2015 floods in southern India?

In Nov. 2015, numerous regions in Southern India suffered floods due to heavy rainfall during the annual north-east monsoons causing huge damage to life and property. Large parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai and parts of Puducherry faced unfortunate spells of never- ending rain that flooded the regions and displaced many people.

What happened in South Carolina in 2015?

A truck rests off a washed out road outside of Columbia, S.C., Oct. 5, 2015. A deadly storm devastated South Carolina in October, shattering rainfall records, breaking dams and leaving unprecedented scenes of flooding in its wake.