Learn a little more about natural disasters

Cath Sandoval
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In a world as changing as ours, it is logical to think about the importance of having an insurance company that is our ally and protects us and our assets in the event of an unfortunate event.

The collision of a car, a fire at home and even some illness that we are going to treat ourselves, are some of the most common accidents, but how much would you know how to do in case of a flood due to rains, an earthquake and even a tsunami?

What are natural disasters?

It refers to the great material losses and human lives produced as a consequence of natural phenomena such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, among others, which are often the product of human activities.

Its consequences

  • Deadly effects caused by the fall of buildings or trees, freezing, dragging by avalanches, heat strokes among many others.
  • In the case of tsunamis, fields covered by salt water take many years to be cultivated again.
  • Damage to public transport, means of transport and homes as a result of hurricanes, floods, avalanches, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, etc.
  • Cuts of basic services.
  • Damnifications.

What are their types?

Meteorological: they refer to those disasters that are related to the climate, which can be predicted thanks to the use of modern technologies by seeing the behavior of the climate and the possibility of affecting a certain place and time.

Hydrological: are those that originate in water, that is, oceans, seas and rivers. These occur as a consequence of the action of the waters: floods, tsunamis, waves, tornadoes, tropical storms, hurricanes, hail, snowfall, among others.

Geophysical: they are natural disasters that arise from the earth’s surface and its entrails: landslides, avalanches, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, fires, etc.

Biological: they are caused by some particular circumstance within the animal kingdom that in some way affect the environment and humanity. In this category we can exemplify: epidemics, plagues, avian flu, swine flu, among others.

The main triggers of natural disasters are the over-exploitation of resources as they cause problems such as pollution and climate change, promoting negative situations for the planet.

Did you know that one of the largest millionaire losses caused by a tsunami and earthquake occurred in Japan in 2011? Turning around US $ 195-305 billion.

Natural disasters have been around forever and as they come, they take many lives, structures and places with them. It is important to know how we can protect ourselves and how to act in the event that we are going through a catastrophic event to protect as much as possible.

Be aware and take care of the environment, remember that many natural disasters are the consequence of the bad actions of human beings.

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