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Last natural disaster Hurricane Ervinas  Date: 9th January, 2005 Damages:134 people were either death or went missing; Devastated thousands of trees;


 Last Natural Disaster: Floods in Malaga, Almeria and Murcia  Date:29th September, 2012  Damages:10 deaths; Destruction of buildings; Hundreds of people had to leave their properties;


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Italy  Worst natural disaster: Avezzano earthquake or L'Aquila earthquake in Avezzano  Date: 13rd January, 1915  Damages: 30 000 deaths, devastation of the city of Avezzano; Destruction of infra-structures;


 Natural disaster: Floods and mudslides in Madeira  Date: 20th February,2010  Damages: 47 deaths; Many people were injured; Several material damages;


Last natural disaster: Floods in southern Poland Date: 20th May, 2010 Damages: 25 deaths; Approximately 23,000 people were evacuated; Economic cost was 2.5 billion euros;


 Worst natural disaster: Floods in Prague  Date: August, 2002  Damages: 17 deaths; Thousands of people had to be evacuated from their homes; Caused damages of over 73 million crowns (1.8 million euros);


 Last natural disaster: Van Earthquake in Van  Date: 23rd October, 2011  Damages: 604 deaths; 4,152 people injured; Many destroyed buildings ;  60.000 people were left homeless;


Floods: •Not build too cloose to the sea; •Prevention of soil erosion ; •Reforest areas; •Build dams to regulate river flows; Earthquake: •Be aware of the risks associated to earthquakes, how to react during this catastrophe; •Store water, food, handy flashlight, radio, first aid kit; •Turn off the gas and the power source; Hurricanes: •Always have a car available; •Store food and water supplies and be aware of the weather news(radio);


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Ana Silva nº2 Luis Lemos nº10 Pedro Aguiar nº13 Sandrina Cardoso nº20


Lithuania, Matutis,Vidmantas:http ://www.jura24.lt/en/news/other/the-hurricane-number-in-lithuania-is-decreasing-401075

Italy, uknown author “1915 Earthquake” http ://www.protezionecivile.gov.it/jcms/en/terremoto_avezzano.wp;jsessionid=07B3F55444 http://earthquakes.sciencedaily.com/l/2718/Italy-Marsica-Avezzano-Abruzzi/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1915_Avezzano_earthquake Spain Sewell, Anne 17th November 2012 “Floods in Malaga” http:// digitaljournal.com/article/337099

Portugal BBC, 20February,2010:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8526288.stm The Guardian,”Floods in Madeira” 21 February,2010: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/21/madeira-flooding-funchal-aid http://suite101.com/article/madeira-flooding-and-mudslides-february-20-2010-a204453 Turkey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Van_earthquake The Guardian “Van Earthquake”23 of October http ://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/23/earthquake-hits-eastern-turkey Poland Floods “Central European Floods” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Central_European_floods


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