European Union – excellent report and maps of impacts of recent natural and tech. disasters

Mapping the impacts of natural hazards and technological accidents in Europe

The report assesses the occurrence and impacts of disasters and the underlying hazards such as storms, extreme temperature events, forest fires, water scarcity and droughts, floods, snow avalanches, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and technological accidents in Europe for the period 1998-2009. Technical report No 13/2010; published: 12 Jan 2011. It is available in both high and low resolution — note the former takes forever to download, so I linked to the low res. version.
This is an impressive amount of work.  It would be nice if we had a counterpart report for such info in the U.S.

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