In photos: 13 extreme weather events that shocked the world in 2021

In photos: 13 extreme weather events that shocked the world in 2021

This aerial picture taken on July 27, 2021, shows a burned forest at Gorny Ulus area west of Yakutsk, in the republic of Sakha, Siberia. - It was a rare day for this summer when the sky in the world's coldest city was not shrouded in a sepia orange toxic smog produced by the third straight year of increasingly massive blazes. In Yakutia, known as Sakha in its Turkic language, many believe that nature is a living spirit that will maintain harmony with humanity. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
This aerial picture taken on 27 July 2021, shows a burned forest at Gorny Ulus area west of Yakutsk, in the republic of Sakha, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

From wildfires in America to typhoons in Asia, natural disasters have become a constant presence in our daily news. These photos document the impact these terrible events have on humans lives…SEE THE PHOTOS

Private sector ups ante in aid for Odette survivors but more help needed

Philippines—The country’s largest companies joined forces to donate and funnel aid toward survivors of Super Typhoon Odette, according to the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the primary vehicle for private sector support during emergencies.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, more than 1.3 million individuals have been affected by the typhoon and more than half a million people have been displaced

The powerful storm made nine landfalls in Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negro Oriental, and Palawan, causing significant damage to food and water supplies, infrastructure, electricity, communication, and transportation…READ ON

Typhoon Odette toll update: 326 dead, 58 missing

Over 300 people have reportedly died due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, the country’s disaster agency reported.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Friday Christmas eve that typhoon-related deaths already stands at 326.  The number of missing persons is 58, with 661 listed as injured.

All these figures are still up for validation, the NDRRMC said…READ ON

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