Junot Diaz once said “Disasters don’t just happen. They are always made possible by a series of often-invisible societal choices that implicate more than just those being drowned or buried in rubble” (Junot Diaz, 1). This quote introduces the idea of what is referred to as a social disaster. A social disaster can be a natural disaster such as earthquakes, tsunamis, or hurricanes etc. that are associated with some environmental, cultural, or political problem (Hovenac, 1). These societal problems can be a result of the natural disaster but more often issues that have always been there that are uncovered by the event of the natural disaster. When we look back at natural disasters that have occurred in United States, we notice that societal issues also arise with these events. A known example of this is when Hurricane Katrina hit the United States in 2005. As a result of the storm, researchers claimed that the socioeconomic status of those affected by the storm played a vital role in the damages that they face. This natural disaster brought attention to the pressing issue of the socioeconomic imbalance in our country and how it affects those in a natural disaster.
On October 20, 1991 a large suburban conflagration swept through the hillsides of Oakland California and into the backyards of Berkley. The Oakland Hills Firestorm went down in history as one of the worst fires since the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Twenty-five people lost their lives that Sunday, one hundred and fifty others were injured, and a total of one thousand five hundred and twenty acres of land was scorched. The destruction included three thousand three hundred and fifty four single family dwellings and four hundred and thirty seven apartments. All and all, they estimated the total loss at 1.5 billion dollars.
updates readers on the ways Irma’s impact hurt millions of people financially and how Florida keys got the worst end of the storm.Florida was hit hard by hurricane Irma and people say recovery will be long. Nearly 10,000 people evacuated and many people were hunkered down.The damage that Irma made will cost around $50 billion.Residents are going to their homes being flooded and some are even gone,and in harder hit areas of the state still have emergency responders in rescue mode.People said that the water and tides can be a weeklong event.
The outpouring of love and support from Kappa collegians and alumnae for those dealing with the tragic effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has been inspiring. Your response has been incredible as our sisters have requested assistance during some of their darkest hours. Throughout the past couple months, affected Kappas have endured devastation, frustration and uncertainty.
Even though FEMA has made progress, there is additional work needed in several areas. The response of the storm exposed challenges in how FEMA coordinated Federal agencies, State officials, and preparing and deploying it staff. For example, “difficulties with issuing mission assignment in a timely manner, implementation of incident management structures, and meeting the needs of survivors during the response phase” are some of the challenges that FEMA’s Sandy after action report identified. There were also challenges with delivering disaster relief and services to the seniors and individuals with disabilities trapped in public housing (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2013). The report revealed that FEMA had not worked with other federal
Hello everyone! Hope all is well…As your CSAWF Liaison and Outreach Coordinator, members often ask questions regarding their benefits. The concerns ranged from understanding the benefits to securing the reimbursements.
Hurricane Katerina and Hurricane Sandy were both major weather events in United States History. Causing millions of dollars in damage and 1000’s of lives lost. Could these events have been different with proper planning and preparation or would the outcome still be the same. I will talk about some of the silmarties from both events. The weakness and the strengths and what are the lessons learned for future events and how Emergency Management will help in the
Due to the damages from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. I feel as Houstonians we should be worry about the federal aid that is being disturbed to the people that are in need of help because it could be a possibility that they may receive less than what they expected due to the fact that there are so many people that needs help. I feel that these two events, Hurricane Harvey and Irma should be evaluated carefully based on how much the cost of damages will be fixed that was left behind from these two storms. Furthermore, Mayor Sylvester Turner should not increase tax for Houston homeowners to help pay Harvey relief and rebuilding the city. Although, he is doing it for a good cause to help others that are in need but, increasing tax will
Prior to the creation of FEMA, the response to disasters was unorganized and faced several issues which federal agency actually was the lead responder. On June 19, 1978, President Carter transmitted to Congress the Reorganization Plan Number 3 (CFR 1978, 5 US Code 903). The intent of plan was to consolidate emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response activities into one federal emergency management organization (Haddow , Bullock, & Coppola, 2010, p. 6). The creation of FEMA gave the director the ability to report directly to the president in the event of a disaster. During an emergency the dependability and reliability of the Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) can be the difference between life, death or destruction
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Hurricanes are a yearly event, and they can create deadly destruction. If you live near the coast or in an area prone to hurricanes, it is important to be wary of how to prepare for one of these storms to ensure that you are protected. Preparing for a hurricane can be accomplished in these steps.
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Answer: Property and casualty insurance protects property (houses, cars, boats, and so on) against losses due to accidents, fire, disasters, and other calamities. Property and casualty policies tend to be short-term contracts and, that’s why the subject to frequent renewal is, and one more characteristic feature is the absence of savings component. Property and casualty premiums are based on the probability of sustaining the loss. To estimate the key determinant of the price of an insurance policy, i.e. risks, insurance companies take third-party proceedings that develop models of catastrophe loss probabilities. Based on the numbers form Exhibit 5 of the case we see that
Hazard mitigation planning is an approach aimed at ascertaining ways to reduce the effects, deaths and damage to property that might result in the occurrence of a natural of man-made hazard.