10 Infographics on Natural Disasters

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Record droughts sear the Midwest, while the Atlantic seaboard prepares for the onslaught of hurricane season. Households on the western coastline check their earthquake supplies, while Colorado recovers from a series of catastrophic wildfires. We don’t want to encourage needless paranoia. Nevertheless, summer seems as good a time as any to look over your home insurance policies—or at least buy a fire extinguisher. Scope out these ten infographics for data that apply to the regions nearest you.

Deadliest Natural Disasters for Homeowners: How to protect your property from catastrophe.

Natural Disasters with the Worst Economic Impact: If you live in an earthquake-prone zone, watch out.

World Volcanoes Compared: Plotting out the power of the Ring of Fire.

A Disaster for FEMA: What with all the tornadoes, hurricanes and floods, FEMA is having a hard time maintaining relief funds.

Gulf Oil Spill Infographic: Countless beach habitats are still recovering from one of the worst oil spills in American history.

Record Breaking Tornadoes: They may last only minutes, but tornadoes can cause millions of dollars in damage.

Wildfire Mitigation: A summer of record-breaking fires in Colorado warrants a few precautions.

Doomsday Economy: Do you have enough cash to survive the End of Days?

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