A Case Study on Tsunami in India and Other Natural Disasters

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A Case Study on Tsunami Damage in India Natural Disaster: A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard that affects the environment, and leads to financial, environmental and/or human losses. Or Any natural phenomenon that causes great damage and loss of life; The emergency situation that is the consequence of such an event. A natural disaster is a disaster caused by nature, such as floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, lahars (volcanic mudslides), landslides, sinkholes, blizzards, drought, hailstorms, heat waves, hurricanes, tropical storms, typhoons, Ice Ages, tornadoes, and wildfires.…show more content…
Earthquakes along with severe storms can produce slope instability leading to landslides, a major geological hazard. 4)Landslide: Springs, seeps, or saturated ground in areas that have not typically been wet before. New cracks or unusual bulges in the ground, street pavements or sidewalks are seen. Soil moving away from foundations. 5)Tornado: It causes a lot of death. Large Hail can reach the size of a grapefruit - causes several hundred million dollars in damage annually to property and crops. It is accompined with lightening. 6)Tsunami: Beyond the tremendous destruction of life that tsunamis cause, they have also caused massive physical damage. They have entirely destroyed buildings and left towns looking like a nuclear war zone. 7)Volcano: The sudden violence of volcanic eruptions causes catastrophe and devastation, many people got killed. A big number of people had to abandon their homes and land forever. Even the whole world's climate was changed for a while as a result of an eruption. Disaster Management and Mitigation: Disaster management or Emergency management is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks. It is a discipline that involves preparing for disaster before it occurs, disaster response (e.g., emergency evacuation, quarantine, mass decontamination, etc.), and supporting, and rebuilding society after natural or human-made disasters have occurred. Actions taken depend in part on

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