Natural Disasters North America and Europe

North America

In 2005 hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, Louisiana. It was the largest and third strongest hurricane ever, being a category 5 with 175 mph winds. 1,836 people were killed.

An Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded in 2010. It killed 11 and injured 17. More than 200 million gallons of crude oil leaked over 87 days into the Gulf of mexico.


The heatwave of 2003 caused around 20,000 people across Europe to die. This includes 15,000 people from France, 2,000 people of the UK and 2,100 people in Portugal.

On November 30, 2016, an earthquake in Poland killed 8 underground miners.

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