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List of 2020 Disasters, Anomalies and Craziness!

So many crazy things have happened in 2020 that I decided to make a list of things that seem out of the ordinary and extreme. Here’s what I’ve come up with. If you have others, let me know!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Schools, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, churches closed.

Sports cancelled. TV & Movie production suspended. Travel restricted.

Hong Kong & China

Social Media, Facebook & Twitter, TikTok

Russian Forest Fires



Sparta, North Carolina. – 5.1 – The earthquake is the largest in the state since 1916

Israel & UAE Peace Deal

Beirut Explosion

Death Valley Heat Record

The temperature reaches 130 °F (54.4 °C) in Death Valley, California, the hottest temperature recorded on Earth in the month of August, and the hottest in any month since 1931. Source:

Derecho Storm in the Midwest

George Floyd Death/Black Lives Matter/Protests & Riots

2 Hurricanes to Hit Gulf in the Same Week

In August, two hurricanes, Laura & Marco will land in the Gulf of Mexico within a few days. Source:

California Wildfires

In August, nearly 600 wildfires covering almost 1 million acres caused about 120,000 people to be evacuated. The fires have been caused by unusually high lightning strikes and overly dry conditions. Source:


Doug is the Technology Manager of Saylorville Church & founder of Apple iPhone School. He's the father of 4 boys & 1 girl and is married to Brooke Porter.

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