what natural disasters occurred during the 1990's ?    looking for major disasters in USA and worldwide

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Hurricane Andrew was an important event and it hit South Florida in August 1992.  Hurricane Georges which affected Puerto Rico, Haiti, Cuba, St. Kitts, Nevis, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, cost over $6 billion dollars to these countries. The Philippines had a 7.8 earthquake, July 16, 1990--the Luzon earthquake. Approximately 1,621 people were killed. Its epicenter was 15.7 degrees N and 121.2 degrees East. In the midwest of the U.S., there was a heat wave in which people experienced peak temperatures of 106 degrees Fahrenheit during a one week period in July 1995. Approximately 739 people died during this event. There was a blizzard of 1996 in the Eastern United States due to a nor'easter that brought with it about 4 feet of snow from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 1996. An additional storm occurred on Jan. 12, followed by warm weather and rain, which brought flooding to this area. In 1999, there was the Oklahoma tornado which lasted from May 3, until May 6, 1999 and brought violent storms to Texas, Tennessee, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. There were a total of 66-74 tornadoes in Oklahoma, the largest number of storms, but not the deadliest in its history. These are some of the natural disasters in the nineties.

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