Absolutely. Now we need to define evil…
I like that.
But let’s go further…
qaz what has to happen in your day to day life for you to consider that God may be the cause of what you call evil?
If you go for three years in relative peace and all the sudden you hit a
deer with your car and don’t have full coverage insurance or maybe you overextend your credit card and the bank bomb drops on you, and you can’t figure out how to pay the bills, is this evil?
Is having your house torn away by a tornado evil… Or maybe it is evil only if you did not think to buy insurance.
To the OP, it is a question that life lessons should be telling you about.
Now you did mention not taking into account natural disasters, but to be honest, are not all disasters natural?