What are some examples of natural disasters in the recent past?
Today 20 people died in India due to a flood
23rd of August 2016, "India’s holy city of Varanasi has been forced to halt cremations along the banks of the river Ganges as deadly floods from monsoon rains hit parts of the country.
More than 20 people have been killed and more than 100,000 forced from their homes in recent days in northern states of Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Bihar as rain-swollen rivers burst their banks." (The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/natural-disasters).
Last week (20th of August 2016), "Rescue teams searched for survivors on Saturday after floods devastated Louisiana for several days, killing at least 13 and forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes." (The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/natural-disasters).
Two weeks ago (8th of August 2016), in Mexico "Mudslides triggered by intense rainfall in eastern Mexico have killed 38 people as saturated hillsides collapsed on to homes in the wake of tropical storm Earl.
At least 28 people died in multiple mudslides in the mountainous north of Puebla state, national civil protection coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in an interview with ForoTV, Associated Press reported." (The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/natural-disasters?page=2)
are some examples.