The year in natural disasters


Whether it was historic flooding, powerful earthquakes or unstoppable wildfires, natural disasters in 2016 set the stage for many impactful and memorable photos. 

Before striking the U.S. with heavy flooding, Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction in the Caribbean. Scorching temperatures, high winds and the ongoing drought led to destructive wildfires in California. Powerful earthquakes shook parts of Italy and another caused major landslides in Japan. Typhoons wreaked havoc in the Philippines

We take a look at some of the most devastating natural disasters around the world in 2016. 

Rescue teams continue their operations in the rubble of the largely destroyed Lazio mountain village of Amatrice, Italy, on Sept. 1, 2016. A devastating 6.0 magnitude earthquake early morning of 24 August left a total of 293 dead, according to official sources Read more…

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