The world witnessed many disasters in year 2014. As we move into the new year, it is pertinent to look at the worst disasters the world witnessed in 2014 and the loss incurred due to those disasters. We hope that the world and it’s inhabitants remain safe from all the natural and man-made disasters in next year. Here are the worst 15 disasters the world faced in year 2014.
1. Yosemite Wildfire
A long exposure picture depicts the El Portal Fire burning near Yosemite National Park, Calif. on July 27, 2014. Over 2,500 acres burned and was just 5% contained by the next morning.
2. Southern California Wildfires
A house set on fire in San Marcos, Calif. on May 14, 2014. About 500 acres was scorched in the San Marcos blaze, fueled by record heat, high winds and dry conditions. In nearvy areas, atleast four other fires advanced.
3. Lightning Strikes One World Trade Center
Two thunders of lightning strike the antenna on top of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, New York City on May 23, 2014.
4. Washington Mudslide
A massive mudslide killed at least eight people and left many missing in Arlington, Wash., March 24, 2014
A Serbian army soldier rows a boat as he searches for the survivors in the town of Obrenovac,southwest of Belgrade, Serba on May 16, 2014. The heaviest rains and floods hit Bosnia and Serbia after 120 years.
6. Volcano In Iceland
The volcano in Bardarbunga throws melting lava and magma in the southeast Iceland on Sept. 14, 2014.
7. Earthquake in Chile
A rescue worker inspects a car that came under the landslide after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the northern port of Iquique, Chile on April 2, 2014.
8. Drought In California
A car fell in dried and cracked earth of what was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, Calif. on Jan. 28, 2014.
9. Tornado in Arkansas
Aerial view of the central town after a tornado hit Vilonia, Ark., April 28, 2014.
10. Landslide in Afghanistan
An aerial view shows the site of a landslide that destroyed Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, May 5, 2014. Hundreds of people were killed and 700 families displaced.
The U.S. side of Niagara Falls is shown in picture of Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Jan. 8, 2014. The frigid air and “polar vortex” affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada.
12. Volcano in Hawai
Lava crosses through the fence marking a property boundary above the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii, Oct. 28, 2014.
13. Philippines Typhoon Hagupit
A Filipino typhoon victim collects water in front of a damaged home where Typhoon Hagupit hit, Samar Island, Philippines, on Dec. 8, 2014.
14. Buffalo Snow Storm
Storm clouds and snow blow off Lake Erie in Buffalo, N.Y. on Nov. 18, 2014. An autumn blizzard dumped a year’s worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five people died and residents, some stranded overnight in cars, braced for another pummeling expected later on Wednesday.
15. Volcano In Japan
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and other rescuers reach the site to conduct search operations at the ash-covered Ontake Shrine near the summit of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Oct. 4, 2014.