Now keep reading about the top natural disaster prone countries with the worst, most costly disasters in the world. Insider Monkey’s article may be shocking, but yet very arresting. The frequency of natural disasters like hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, and storms is increasing day by day. Those two hurricanes were the most intense hurricanes in over a decade with Irma being the most intense hurricane to hit the United States since 2005. They caused catastrophic damage to Barbuda, Saint Martin, Virgin Islands, etc. Irma continued its path reaching Florida and moving through South Carolina and Georgia.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked two of the top natural disaster prone countries with the worst, most costly disasters in the world from their list.
The first country is Pakistan. Natural disasters in Pakistan have horrible consequences and very high death toll. One of the reasons for such an outcome is lack of coping strategies and the fact that Pakistan, just like India, is a very populated country. According to the article published by The Telegraph, The United Nations rated recent floods in Pakistan as the worst humanitarian crises in recent history. Death toll of 1,600 is only a fraction of 610,000 killed in previous events. Millions were left homeless and in need of food, clean water, and shelter. The cost of rebuilding roads was estimated to $59 million. Floods are one of the most common natural disasters that occur in Pakistan. According to the Federal Flood Commission, Pakistan suffered 20 major floods between 1950 and 2012 which took more than 11,000 lives. Between 2010 and 2012, 3,072 Pakistanis lost their lives in floods and costs rose over $16 billion. It is estimated that Pakistan loses around $800 million every year due to the natural disasters. The next country is Indonesia on our short list now. Located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia, the number 6 on our list of top 10 natural disaster prone countries with the worst, most costly disasters in the world is at constant risk of natural disasters. Indonesia experiences approximately one earthquake per year (magnitude of 7 or higher) that causes casualties and damage to the environment (and economy). In Sumatra earthquake in 2004, 283,106 people lost their lives. The following year 1,348 people died and in 2006 more than 6,000. Costs of natural disasters in Indonesia are on the rise, with around $100 billion damage between 2000 and 2010.
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