| A world safe from natural disasters |
|Chapter 3: What puts Latin America and the Caribbean at risk?|
Natural hazards of all types exist in Latin America and the Caribbean. The most common are classified by their origin: geological, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and landslides; or hydrometeorological, such as hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, landslides, and drought. Selected natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean are listed in Table 3.1.