Major Natural Disasters of 2008

photo group of Sichuan Earthquake, Cyclone Nargis, Hurricane Ike

Every year disasters of immense proportion devastate the world dislocating population, crippling infrastructure, and throwing regions or entire countries into chaos. Events of this magnitude affect all aspects of society and merit thorough investigation and comprehensive coverage.

In order to capture the breadth of each disaster – an earthquake, hurricane, flood or cyclone – the Information Service staff searches major news outlets, government aid agencies, and professional organizations for

  • current news
  • photographs
  • video
  • research & analysis

2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season – September 2008

2008 Hurricane & Tropical Storm news, images, & videos including Ike, Hannah, Gustav, & Fay.

Iowa – Midwest Flood News & Statistics – June 2008

Iowa – Midwest flood news, statistics, images, & videos.

China Earthquake, Sichuan Province – May 12, 2008

China earthquake news, images, videos, & statistics.

  • ASCE engineers view wreckage of the China Quake, follow the team's log for the latest updates.
  • Zifa Wang & expert panel discuss Sichuan Earthquake, view the seminar videos.

Cyclone Nargis Devastates Burma – May 5, 2008

Cyclone Nargis news, images, videos, & statistics.