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EQ-1985-000003-MEX Earthquake Mexico A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 Richter scale hit Mexico City and other area at 7:19AM, September 19,1985. About 8800 people were killed according to EM-DAT, CRED. 
TC-1985-000002-USA Tropical Cyclone United States Hurricane Elena (category 3 hurricane) hit Florida to Louisiana; $1.3 (2.4) billion damage/costs; 4 deaths. 
TC-1985-000001-USA Tropical Cyclone United States Hurricane Juan (category 1 hurricane) hit Louisiana and Southeast U.S causing severe flooding; $1.5 (2.8) billion damage/costs; 63 deaths. 
LS-1983-000002-USA Land Slide United States Unusually late snowmelt combined with precipitation in mid to late April caused a massive landslide that dammed the Spanish Fork River and created Thistle lake. The lake flooded and destroyed the town of Thistle.  
TC-1983-000001-USA Tropical Cyclone United States Hurricane Alicia (category 3 hurricane) hit Texas causing $3.0 (5.9) billion damage/costs; 21 deaths. 
TC-1982-000001-MMR Tropical Cyclone Myanmar 90% destroyed in Gwa,27 dead inStates and Devision, damage estimated 82.4 million kyat 
TC-1980-000003-USA Tropical Cyclone United States Hurricane Allen affected Louisiana and Texas when it made landfall on August 7. The storm caused more than $2 billion in damage.  
VO-1980-000002-USA Volcano United States The May 18, 1980, eruption was the most destructive in the history of the United States. Novarupta (Katmai) Volcano, Alaska, erupted considerably more material in 1912, but owing to the isolation and sparse population of the region affected, there were no human deaths and little property damage. In contrast, Mount St. Helens' eruption in a matter of hours caused loss of lives and widespread destruction of valuable property, primarily by the debris avalanche, the lateral blast, and the mudflows. Landscape changes caused by the May 18 eruption were readily seen on high-altitude photographs. Such images, however, cannot reveal the impacts of the devastation on people and their works. The May 18 eruption resulted in scores of injuries and the loss of 57 lives. Within the United States before May 18, 1980, only two known casualties had been attributed to volcanic activity - a photographer was struck by falling rocks during the explosive eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, in 1924; and an Army sergeant who disappeared during the 1944 eruption of Cleveland Volcano, Chuginadak Island, Aleutians. Autopsies indicated that most of Mount St. Helens' victims died by asphyxiation from inhaling hot volcanic ash, and some by thermal and other injuries. Accurate cost figures remain difficult to determine. Early estimates were too high and ranged from $2 to $3 billion, primarily reflecting the timber, civil works, and agricultural losses. A refined estimate of $1.1 billion was determined in a study by the International Trade Commission at the request of Congress. A supplemental appropriation of $951 million for disaster relief was voted by Congress, of which the largest share went to the Small Business Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 
DR-1980-000001-USA Drought United States Central and eastern U.S.; estimated $20.0 (48.4) billion damage/costs to agriculture and related industries; estimated 10,000 deaths (includes heat stress-related). 
HT-1980-000001-USA Heat Wave United States Central and eastern U.S.; estimated $20.0 (48.4) billion damage/costs to agriculture and related industries; estimated 10,000 deaths (includes heat stress-related). 
TC-1979-000001-USA Tropical Cyclone United States NOAA reports $2.3 billion in losses.  
EQ-1976-000001-MMR Earthquake Myanmar M=6.8,several pagodas in Bagan Ancient City were severely damaged. 
TC-1975-000001-MMR Tropical Cyclone Myanmar 303 dead,10191 cattle lost,246700 homes destroyed, estimated loss 446.5 million kyat. 
CE-1972-000003-PHL Complex Emergency Philippines In 2003, Manila opened peace negotiations with the MILF in the hope of ending the group's 32-year war for an independent Muslim state on Mindanao. Large-scale fighting broke out in late 2008. The conflict is ongoing.  
TC-1972-000002-USA Tropical Cyclone United States NOAA reports $2.1 billion in losses. Agnes caused 122 deaths in the United States. Nine of these were in Florida (mainly from severe thunderstorms) while the remainder were associated with the flooding.  
FL-1972-000001-USA Flood United States NOAA reports $165 million in damages and 238 deaths.  
EQ-1971-000001-USA Earthquake United States This destructive earthquake occurred in a sparsely populated area of the San Gabriel Mountains, near San Fernando. It lasted about 60 seconds, and, in that brief span of time, took 65 lives, injured more than 2,000, and caused property damage estimated at $505 million. 
TC-1970-000001-PHL Tropical Cyclone Philippines  
TC-1969-000001-USA Tropical Cyclone United States This powerful, deadly, and destructive hurricane formed just west of the Cayman Islands on August 14. It rapidly intensified and by the time it reached western Cuba the next day it was a Category 3 hurricane. Camille tracked north-northwestward across the Gulf of Mexico and became a Category 5 hurricane on August 16. The hurricane maintained this intensity until it made landfall along the Mississippi coast late on the 17th. Camille weakened to a tropical depression as it crossed Mississippi into western Tennessee and Kentucky, then it turned eastward across West Virginia and Virginia. The cyclone moved into the Atlantic on August 20 and regained tropical storm strength before becoming extratropical on the 22nd. A minimum pressure of 26.84 inches was reported in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, which makes Camille the second most intense hurricane of record to hit the United States. The actual maximum sustained winds will never be known, as the hurricane destroyed all the wind-recording instruments in the landfall area. The estimates at the coast are near 200 mph. Columbia, Mississippi, located 75 miles inland, reported 120 mph sustained winds. A storm tide of 24.6 ft occurred at Pass Christian, Mississippi. The heaviest rains along the Gulf Coast were about 10 inches. However, as Camille passed over the Virginias, it produced a burst of 12 to 20 inch rains with local totals of up to 31 inches. Most of this rain occurred in 3 to 5 hours and caused catastrophic flash flooding. The combination of winds, surges, and rainfalls caused 256 deaths (143 on the Gulf Coast and 113 in the Virginia floods) and $1.421 billion in damage. 
TC-1968-000001-MMR Tropical Cyclone Myanmar 1037dead,17537cattle lost,57663 houses destroyed, estimated damage 10.0million kyat. 
ST-1967-000002-USA SEVERE LOCAL STORM United States Record-setting snow fall struck Chicago and much of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana with continuous snow and wind from the early morning hours on Thursday the 26th of January into the morning of the 27th.  
ST-1967-000001-USA SEVERE LOCAL STORM United States Record-setting snow fall struck Chicago and much of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana with continuous snow and wind from the early morning hours on Thursday the 26th of January into the morning of the 27th.  
TC-1965-000001-USA Tropical Cyclone United States NOAA reports $1.4205 billion in losses killing 75 people.  
EQ-1956-000001-MMR Earthquake Myanmar The Sagaing earthquake caused large damage to ancient structures. 
EQ-1930-000002-MMR Earthquake Myanmar M=7.3RS,railroad tracks twist(Pyu Earthquake);about 30 persons killed. 
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FL-2017-000052-RUS
Flood,Russia: Between 10 and 15 May 2017, the destruction of the dam in the district of Ishim (Tyumen region) and water spills across the Ishim river caused massive flooding throughout Tyumen region, in particular, around the town of Ishim. The dam was destroyed due to the huge amount of melting snow and the discharge of water from the reservoir near the city of Petropavlovsk in Kazakhstan. Currently, the level of water is increasing approx. 50 centimetres per day. On 15 May, the water level on Ishim river has reached the critical point of 971 cm at Ishim city.

FL-2017-000053-THA
Flood,Thailand: High rainfall intensity has caused flood and flashflood in the northern provinces. Seven provinces and 61 villages were affected by flood. In Kamphaeng Pet, the worst affected province, 800 houses were damaged. Meanwhile, 2,000 families in Uttaradit province were urged to evacuate to safer places due to the situation.

EQ-2017-000050-KGZ
Earthquake,Kyrgyzstan: On 3 May 2017, an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude occurred in northern and central-northern Tajikistan near the border with Kyrgyzstan (at a depth of 10 kms), with the epicenter being 120 kilometers away from the city of Batken and 192 kilometers from the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan. Several aftershocks occurred on the same and the following days, with another strong earthquake of 5.8 magnitude registered in the same area on 5 May 2017 (at a depth of 10 kms). While there were, fortunately, no human fatalities in Kyrgyzstan, the earthquakes resulted in severe damages of infrastructure, including educational and health facilities and houses in the district of Chong Alay of Osh province as well as the district of Kadamjai in Batken province. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic (MoES) and local administrations' assessments, five villages of Chong Alay district - Kara-Myk, Jekendi, Kara-Teyit, Chuluk and Shibee - suffered major damages. As of 8 May 2017, about 1,000 families (including some 5,000 people) were reported to have been affected by the quakes in these villages, with 537 houses destroyed and 237 houses severely damaged (refer to Table 1 below for more details). Three local clinics, one school and a mosque were also damaged. In addition, some 100 livestock (of sheep) were reported to have been killed as a result of rockfalls in pastures following the earthquakes. The MoES already distributed 550 summer tents to ensure that affected families whose houses had been destroyed had emergency shelter while governmental plans were underway to address longer-term needs. Twelve medical staff were also deployed to provide mobile emergency health services. The Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan deployed its National Disaster Response Team members from Osh Branch to the affected villages to support the ongoing rapid assessment of priority needs and gaps started by the MoES. The affected residents were found to be in immediate need of non-food items and construction materials for repairing their houses.

TC-2016-000106-LCA
Tropical Cyclone,Saint Lucia: Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power Friday, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean south of Jamaica, US forecasters said. Packing wind speeds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour, the storm moved in a western direction about 465 miles southeast of Jamaica. A hurricane watch was issued for Jamaica due to the approaching storm, and forecasters warned of tropical storm conditions for Haiti and Cuba in the next two days.