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Number of natural disasters, 1980-2017

Source: NatCat Service, Munich RE,


Munich RE is a reinsurance company (that is, it insures insurers) which has developed an activity assessing natural disasters. According to them, the total number of events registered has multiplied threefold since 1980. Storms, and more commonly floods, are the types of disasters that have most increased since that time.


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