Natural Disasters : A Natural Disaster

2721 WordsJun 18, 201611 Pages
Throughout human history there have been many kinds of disasters. Many of these disasters have been mad-made, whether they be the fault of improper infrastructure, lack of maintenance, or just poor planning from the engineers. These types of disasters can usually occur frequently and we usually we put the blame on someone who will pay for the damages to those who were affected by the disaster. There is however another type of disaster that plagues man-kind, and is known as a natural disaster. Natural disasters are the ones that are caused by Mother Nature, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and severe flooding. Each type of natural disaster brings with it, its own types of hazards and ways in which people can prepare for them. Many of these types of natural disasters are unpredictable, so planning and managing them has to be done ahead of time in order to prepare for the worst after the disaster is over. There are however, some natural disaster that we can see coming, and even then we are sometimes caught off-guard with the damages they can bring to an area. This was the case with hurricane Katrina in 2005. The massive storm caused millions in damages and killed thousands of people, and was a lesson that sometimes we are not fully prepared to handle nature’s wrath. The lessons that we learned from hurricane Katrina are vital to help us prepare for another massive storm if it were to hit in the near future. Hurricane Katrina was a massive storm that was unlike any other
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