Tropical Cyclone Phailin
An extremely dangerous Category 5 Tropical Cyclone (Hurricane) is making landfall on India. This is a likely catastrophe as large scale property destruction is nearly certain, and avoiding a huge loss of life will be a tough test for the government of India. China and Cuba proved that this sort of event does not have to kill thusands or even hundreds. Bush proved that rule by an idiot can kill thousands even in a country with the resources of the US.