Natural disasters

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  • The Effects Of Natural Disasters

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    Believe it or not, there are certain parts of the country where natural disasters are just apart of the day-to-day activity. In other words, it’s something residents are familiar with. On the contrary, natural disasters are events that can cause other residents to experience traumatic stress according to the Ohio University. Throughout the West Coast, for example, there are earthquakes. The East and Gulf coast, on the other hand, experience hurricanes. Then throughout the heartland of our country

  • Occurrences Of Natural Disaster Or Man-Made Disaster

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    literature review Introduction Occurrences of natural disaster or man-made disaster have increased this last decade thus there is a constant need to provide humanitarian support to population affected by such disasters. Means of communications are vital to manage rescues operation during down time. However, in worst case scenario most of the infrastructures are getting damaged. Therefore, it is essential to restore communications within the disaster zone. This literature review is divided in three

  • The Negative Effects Of Natural Disasters

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    Distressing natural disasters, such as hurricane Irma have devastated the world and caused loss of homes, as well as greatly affecting humanity. According to French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe of St. Martin, “95 percent of the island’s houses had been damaged and 60 percent were uninhabitable. Earlier, France's interior minister said at least eight people had died.” This devastating hurricane is one of the many examples of how extreme natural disasters negatively impact the world and how dominant

  • The Causes And Impacts Of A Natural Disaster

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    Background A natural disaster is a critical phenomenon of a natural process from the earth such as an earthquake, flood, drought or typhoon which impacts significantly on human life and human social activities (March, 2002; Hutton, 2008). These natural disasters suddenly disturb a population everyday life placing them into a helpless state of emergency and suffering. The greater magnitude of the disaster is, the bigger it exerts pressure on the local resources and infrastructure to a breaking point

  • Natural Disasters In North America

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    the various natural disasters present there. The effects of these disasters can be seen through the myriad bridge collapses we have had in the last 100 years. California is rife with earthquakes and they have caused many different bridges, such as the Antelope Valley Freeway Interchange or the Cypress Viaduct to collapse. Landslides and floods have also caused many different bridges to fall including the John Day River Bridge, the Tex Wash Bridge, and the Pfeiffer Bridge. Natural disasters are not the

  • Hurricane Katrina A Natural Disaster

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    Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters in US history, the ‘perfect storm’ in one of the most impoverished parts of the US. The damage from the storm, flooding and the resulting loss of life and property was astounding. However, I lack the words to describe the economic impacts of such a disaster to the peoples of the Gulf Coast. As with all major catastrophic events, even with all the planning in the world it comes down to people helping people to survive. FEMA, the local and

  • Personal Aspects Of Natural Disasters

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    Across the World people know what a natural disaster is, but have never actually experienced one first hand. Natural disasters are events that are unexpected, and can ruin a town in a matter of just a few minutes. Just a few hours away from my home town lies a big city that is nicknamed Jomo. This town sounds small and mysterious, but it is actually very well known. This town is Joplin, Missouri. Growing up in a small Southern Missouri town I have experienced multiple tornadoes, but never knew just

  • Hurricane Katrina And Natural Disaster Similarities

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    Natural disasters come in many forms such as earthquakes, tornados, floods, blizzards, fires, and volcanic eruptions, just to name a few. Anyhow, Natural disasters occur everywhere around the world every single day, if they are small or large. Natural disasters events have been a topic that has affected many countries through the years. Even though many disasters aren’t subjected to one area it is common that the worst natural disaster in the United States, occur more often in the coastal areas like

  • Natural Disasters And Attacks By Individuals Or Groups

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    worlds history, there have been many natural disasters and attacks by individuals or groups, which have done extensive damage to cities, forests, and families within societies communities. The question that remains is, are there systems in place to effectively handle situations accordingly? In Canada, there is a model in place called the Incident Command System, (ICS). According to I.C., (2012), “An incident is an occurrence, either caused by humans or natural phenomena that requires a response to

  • Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

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    IMPACTS OF NATURAL DISASTERS ABSTRACT: Disasters of both natural and technological origin have a considerable impact on communities. The effects of disasters in India are significantly reduced by well established counter disaster arrangements at all three levels of government. These arrangements comprise comprehensive plans of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery and in more recent times, of mitigation. The economic effects of disasters can be devastating and widespread. When disasters strike