In December of 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, tearing through the levee systems, and resulting in massive flooding that eventually covered 80% of New Orleans (1), leading to the most significant number of deaths by the storm. As images of Hurricane Katrina were displayed on front pages and television sets across the counry, Katrina became a strategic research site for sociological theory and research of how identity shapes a natural disaster (1). In this essay, I want to explore the fate
Investigating the Extent to Which States of Economic Development Influence the Way People Respond to Natural Hazards For my essay I will look at many different case studies. I will be comparing different countries and looking at how economic resources resulted in the consequences of the natural hazards. I will look at different types of natural hazard such as earthquakes and tornados, as well as gathering my information from a mixture of MEDC and LEDC countries.
Natural disasters like hurricanes Katrina and Rita whose losses amounted to $61.5 billion (www.duncansadviceonmmoney.vox.com) These disasters posed some very serious problems for the insurance industry as they are faced by difficult and uncertain financial burdens because of this this