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Natural Disasters Anonymous Refugee 05/07/2020 (Thu) 00:49:37 No. 2918
What natural disasters have you experienced in your country? out of it? What has been the worse natural disaster that has happened in your country's history?
>>2918 The 2005 Kashmir earthquake was our most deadliest earthquake.
>>2922 Did you experience it? How was it? what was it like afterwards?
The Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004. There was extensive damage to housing and infrastructure everywhere. In several areas communication was completely cut off. 13 islands were made uninhabitable and had to be fully evacuated and resettled. Per capita we probably had the highest cost of reconstruction out of all affected countries. Around 100 people were killed Due to coral reefs and the lack of a continental shelf, the wave was much smaller than in other countries.
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>>2918 Mexico has suffered several devastating earthquakes, most notably in '85 and '17. There were two in September 2017, a couple of weeks apart from each other. The first one (not pictured; Chiapas) did cause many deaths, though not as many as the other two, and we did experience it over here (it's not often that we get seriously affected by earthquakes, since this state is a bit far from the areas with the most seismic activity); for the first time in my life I lived an earthquake that made my knees shake and made me shout desperately for someone to bring me the keys so we could get to the street (we didn't suffer any damages, but in the following days we could see some affected buildings that didn't collapse but had broken windows and cracks). I can't even imagine what victims go through, or people who live in places with high seismic activity. The second 2017 earthquake (2nd pic; epicenter in Puebla) is memorable not only because of the damage it caused in Mexico City, but also because it happened exactly on the anniversary of the '85 earthquake (1st pic). Curiously, in both events there was a "ghost child" that was believed to be trapped under a collapsed building, whose stories were widely covered in the media, both considered to be distractions made up by the government. To be fair, I think people focus too little on the damage suffered in other states, and too much on these two earthquakes because they struck the capital, but Mexico City really is particularly vulnerable to them because of the soil it's built on (however other places can also suffer a lot because they're poorer). I may not live there in CDMX, but some relatives do (fortunately, they don't live in the most vulnerable areas). In 2007, the states of Tabasco and Chiapas suffered what was perhaps their worst floods in the last 50 years (3rd pic). You may have heard about it. This state is prone to flooding but it's never as bad as that time, and the reason it took such scale was mainly the mishandling of a dam by the government. Water reached a height of around 1.5m inside my house. We had to live in the apartment of a friend for weeks (in fact, spent my birthday there) and replace our furniture and fridge (thankfully we got a check as financial help and it was just enough to buy everything; I remember the massive, neverending line at the furniture store after the disaster, and how I was so hungry I was about to pass out as we waited, stories of some rich assholes using that free money to buy their kids electric cars, and I recently found out about the rampant corruption in the process of distributing the donated goods from around the world such as stealing useless expensive shit like electric coffee mugs). We had to leave our cat behind, in the second floor, and my dad went back every one or two days in a small boat to feed it. When it was all over, we didn't move until two years later. I remember another flood happening when I was a toddler (forgot the year), and that time we had to move immediately, if I'm not mistaken.
During late 2019 - Early 2020 We had the absolute worst bushfires in the country’s history entire biomes collapsed and 10s of thousands either lost their homes or had to temporarily move One of our national animals (Koala’s) will likely go extinct at some point in the future as an after effect of this
I have been pretty lucky in MA. I haven't lived through anything life-threatening. No serious earth quakes or fires. No tornadoes or hurricanes. Usually no severe flooding. Not in my location atleast. We get some bad snow and perhaps rain/snow. We had a big ice storm in 2009 that shut down much of the state and destroyed a bit of my property, but that was the worst I have personally experienced in the last 29 years.


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