Disasters are categorized as natural, man-made, or a combination of the two. For this paper, I will identify a natural or man-made disaster that are currently brandishing in the world and are providing news headlines or happening within my very community. I will describe the various characteristics of the disaster chosen and apply the disaster management stages. Current Natural or Man-Made Disaster The current natural disaster I will be discussing pertains to the flooding in Houston, Texas.
Disaster Management Introduction In today’s world, there has been one disaster or another, and hurricanes are one of those disasters that always happens. But, for one reason or another we are never prepared or understand the danger of any type of hurricane over a category one. Most of us have been through many hurricanes, like this learner has when lived in Miami, Fla for over 30 years, and the last hurricane she experience was hurricane Andrew. Warnings are always given, first responders are trained
India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are prone to natural disasters of various kinds on a continual basis. Coupled with high population density, poverty, illiteracy and lack of infrastructure, the natural disasters kill thousands of people and leave a devastating impact on economy and environment. The importance of telecommunication in disaster management has been widely accepted since the early days of the development of radio communication. Disasters can strike without warning at any time of the day or
INTRODUCTION: A disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. In contemporary academia, disaster is seen as the consequence of inappropriately managed risk. Disaster Management (or Emergency management) is the effort of communities or business to plan for and coordinate all personnel
Disaster management has become a hot issue in urban development and human security since threats from hazards and vulnerability are increasing, and have caused the damage from natural disasters to become more severe, and it has become crucial to lower the socio-economic loss. “Disaster,” is defined as a serious disruption to the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and having an impact which exceeds the ability of the affected
Natural disaster management has become a worldwide challenge that has made organizations and institutions shift from the attitude of it being a one person issue into being a national and international issue that can only be handled in collaboration with other organizations globally (Sandwell). He also posits that these challenges are caused by natural factors example not being able to predict an earthquake or a flood and the intensity of the forthcoming destruction. However, the environment in
The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) of the Government of Bangladesh is responsible for coordinating national disaster management efforts throughout all agencies. The Disaster Management Bureau (DMB) under MoDMR, is responsible for creating public awareness about the risks associated with natural and human-induced hazards, and to formulate programs and projects that will better prepare at-risk communities and public officials to mitigate the consequences of disasters. The Directorate
DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN PAKISTAN Introduction 1. Due to diverse geo-climatic conditions prevalent in different parts of the globe, different types of natural disasters like floods, droughts, earthquakes, cyclones, landslides, and volcanoes etc may strike according to the vulnerability of the area. 2. Pakistan, due to its diverse range of terrain, is susceptible to wide ranging hazards from droughts to floods and earthquakes to cyclones. Pakistan suffered a major drought from 1995-2000. Pakistan almost
where caught in their sleep when Freight train 192 traveling approximately 47 mph struck other consignments spilling a dangerous amount of chlorine gas into the atmosphere. As a result of this disaster, 5,400 individuals were evacuated from their homes whiling causing nine deaths. The magnitude of such disaster was one that would change any town or city forever.
population’s ability to mitigate risk. Vulnerability can be represented in a specific physical or geographic location, or those within a certain socioeconomic status, or demographic. The discussion of social vulnerability frequents the field of Disaster and Emergency Management, as it is an important factor in the planning and execution of mitigating possible risks that varying populations may face. Emergency managers in The United States of America use the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) which uses U.S. census