Chapter 11: Counting the Costs
By: Jack and Jacob
Monsoon- a seasonal wind
This graph shows the estimated cost of damage and estimated amount of deaths from hurricanes that have come to the U.S. The highest estimated damage came from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which cost $81 billion. The highest estimated deaths was from Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which was an estimated 11,000 people.
This graph shows how many different natural disasters have affected a country's GDP. The biggest loss in GDP was to Japan in 2011 after the earthquake and tsunami.
Natural disasters cost the world $1.5 trillion between 2003 and 2013: FAO