It seems that there has been an unusual number of natural disasters in the last two years or so. Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean in September, while an earthquake in Mexico killed more than 200 people. Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey were also massively destructive in different areas of the US. In other parts of the world, floods and landslides in Sierra Leone and monsoon flooding in Bangladesh were particularly dangerous. Most recently, deadly wildfires have destroyed areas outside of Athens.