Floods, trees flying sky-ward, buildings collapsing, frightened people frantically loading their shopping carts with food and water, looting and evacuation of towns - all of these things happen when humanity faces a natural disaster that does not distinguish between rich or poor, young or old. MEXICOSoldiers help children to get on a truck as residents are being evacuated from their coastal town after an earthquake struck off the southern coast, in Puerto Madero, Mexico. Jose Torres / ReutersSeptember 10, 2017A woman stands amidst the remains of a house after an earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico in Union Hidalgo. Jorge Luis Plata / Reuters .
SAINT MARTINA house destroyed by Hurricane Irma is seen in Simpson Bay. Alvin Baez/ Reuters .
CUBAPeople wade through a flooded street, after the passing of Hurricane Irma, in Havana, Cuba. (Stringer/ Reuters)SOUTHERN UNITED STATES Shelves for water are seen almost empty in a supermarket after Hurricane, Mark Makela/ Reuters. The Tampa skyline is seen in the background as local residents (L-R) Rony Ordonez, Jean Dejesus and Henry Gallego take photographs after walking into Hillsborough Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma in Tampa.. Adrees Latif/ Reuters. Heavy wind is seen along Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami, Florida.. Carlos Barria/ Reuters.