An Accidental Man Made Disaster

858 Words Jun 25th, 2015 4 Pages
A disaster is a highly disruptive event that causes suffering, hardship, injury, and even death (Anderson & McFarlane, 2015). A disaster can cause interruptions in businesses, and can cause partial or total destruction to infrastructure, such as homes or hospitals (Anderson & McFarlane, 2015). A disaster can cause downed power lines, loss of transportation, loss of food, and sanitation problems. Disasters are caused by naturally occurring events or man-made events. Examples of naturally occurring disasters are earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Man-made disasters are accidental, unintentional, or deliberately caused (Anderson & McFarlane, 2015). An accidental man-made disaster example would be a toxic spill, or a nuclear power plant event. A deliberately caused man-made disaster would be a terrorist attack, school violence, or a bombing. Certain types of natural disasters are more likely to occur in certain areas than others. For instance, areas along the coastline are more likely to experience a hurricane than areas more inland. Every place one can live is prone to having a natural disaster occur. Also, a man-made disaster can happen anywhere; no place is safe from the threat of terrorism. In my community of Mt. Lebanon, the biggest natural disaster that has happened was flooding. About fifteen years ago, Mt. Lebanon had a terroristic attack. The terroristic attack was a deliberate man-made disaster. A man went on a racially motivated crime spree, killing five…
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