Map of Major Natural Disasters 2018
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

FEMA hosts Delaware flood insurance partners roundtable

May 18, 2018: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III, in partnership with the State of Delaware, hosted the Delaware Flood Insurance Partners Roundtable. FEMA, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) planned and coordinated the roundtable to bring together key stakeholders to discuss insurance. 

The meeting included key local, state, federal, and private sector partners, including Delaware State Agency partners, floodplain managers, emergency managers, realtors, lenders, and insurance agents from across the state to engage in a critical discussion on increasing flood insurance coverage in Delaware and reducing flood risk.

According to the FEMA, “The Delaware Flood Planning Tool developed by DNREC, allows users to see current and proposed floodplain map information, and to allow design professionals to download watershed flood models to determine the impacts of proposed projects which encroach on floodplains.” The flood planning tool is available online at

News Source: FEMA Official Website (Retrieved from:

West Virginia to receive $7.9 million to improve emergency preparedness

May 21, 2018: West Virginia will receive $7.9 million to improve emergency preparedness.

According to the news release, the state will receive more than $3.9 million under the State Homeland Security Program, more than $3.7 million under the Emergency Management Performance Grants program and $150,000 under the Nonprofit Security Grant State Program.

About half of the funding is to help with protection against acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events, while the $3.7 million will help prepare for all hazards and the $150,000 will assist nonprofit organizations with preparedness.

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

INDIA: Flash floods in Tripura kill six, displace 18,000

May 21, 2018: Six people died and almost 18,000 have been living in relief camps after flash floods triggered mudslides in Tripura. 

"Parts of the state capital Agartala and outskirts of West Tripura, Khowai, Gomati and Sepahijala districts have been submerged," The Hindustan Times reported quoting he state emergency operation centre.

Recent floods in Mogadishu, Somalia kill 6

May 22, 2018: At least six people died and hundreds of homes destroyed following heavy rainfall and flooding in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somali.

The flooding in Mogadishu destroyed at least 301 house with an estimated $35 million in losses, Anadolu Agency reported quoting Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow, the city’s mayor.

The rainfall was the heaviest Somalia has seen in over 30 years, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Earthquake tremor felt in Port Royal, Jamaica?


No seismometer has recorded any signs of an earthquake striking the Port Royal, Jamaica. In most of the cases, tremors are even caused by localized minor land disturbances and are not likely to cause any severe impacts.

May 22, 2018: An earthquake tremor has been across Port Royal, Jamaica today. Thousands of people from Port Royal have been reporting of an earthquake felt in the region.

However, no seismological centers have mentioned about the earthquake in Port Royal till 02:00 UTC. Did you feel the earthquake? Kindly mention in the comment section below. We will update once the official news comes out. 

An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 rattled Port Royal, Jamaica in 1692. The earthquake triggered Tsunami and caused most of the city to sink below sea level. Around 5,000 people were died in the disaster.

Last Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018

Flood warning in Sri Lanka - 3 killed, over 8,000 affected by severe weather

May 20, 2018: Flood warnings have been issued to several areas of Sri Lanka as a result of the heavy downpour.

The people living in the low lying areas of Madurawala, Horana, Bulathsinhala, Ingiriya and Palinda Nuwara divisional secretariat areas, have been advised to remain vigilant.

Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Global Natural Disasters Map 2018

Map of Major Natural Disasters 2018

Above is the major natural disasters occurred in 2018 so far. The natural disaster map shows the occurrences of recent natural disasters 2018 including earthquake, floods, tsunami, wildfire, tornado, hurricane etc. The information in the map (google map) is manually entered by It includes facts, statistics, photos, videos and links to detail report on particular natural disasters.