Learning from past disasters

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Learn from past disasters on the PreventionWeb knowledge base. These collections explore the lessons learned from past disasters, what were the risk drivers, impacts and efforts towards building back better.

Learning from past disasters
10 December 2021
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the Philippines, killing thousands and yielding unprecedented wreckage.
8 December 2021
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Cuba and swept through the East Coast of the United States, causing critical destruction.
3 August 2021

In February 2021, Storm Uri provoked cascading effects on critical infrastructure freezing grids and pipes in the US state of Texas and raising questions on systemic risk and preparedness to future extremes.