Deadly Cyclone Among the Most Damaging Disasters of March
March’s most catastrophic and costly weather events included severe floods in the U.S., a record-setting windstorm in Europe, and the deadly Cyclone Idai.
The most recent Global Catastrophe Recap has compiled the most devastating natural disasters to hit in March 2019. Among them:
Following a series of damaging tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., severe storms the middle states is creating major impacts on homes and businesses in the aftermath. Historic post-storm river flooding moved throughout the Midwest, with economic losses estimated to be more than $4 billion USD.
In western and central Europe, Windstorm Eberhard came through, causing widespread death and damages. With losses expected to reach hundreds of millions (EURO), this storm is the costliest event in Europe’s 2018-19 windstorm season.
Cyclone Idai made landfall Mar. 15 in Mozambique and wreaked havoc throughout Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. More than 1,100 people were killed across southern Africa with hundreds more missing. Though the overall impact will be difficult to calculate, the economic damage to infrastructure in Mozambique is already expected to be $1 billion USD.
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