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Minimizing the Effect of Natural Disasters

- Throughout human history storms have been brewed from the center of the earth and claimed the lives of millions if not billions of people and such large amounts of damage to everything around us. Between 2000 and 2012, natural disasters caused $1.7 trillion in damage and affected 2.9 billion people.(www.DoSomething.org) Can we minimize the damage caused by natural disasters. The answer is always yes you can always try to stop things like this it just matters about how much will people put into protecting their own lives and the lives of others....   [tags: Reducing Impact Natural Disasters]

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Haiti and Natural Disasters

- Haiti is a well-known country for having the worst natural disasters and other bad mishaps. Many people have been hurt, killed, or died in ways never thought possible. All that is heard from this country is always something bad. Not yet have I heard of something good from its people. Those that live in Haiti live in fear, depression, and some even go suicidal. Is Haiti really that bad. People make it seem as though they were describing “Hell” which is not a good place for anyone. From my experience I have come up with the conclusion that Haiti is poor today because of lack of motivation....   [tags: History, Natural Disasters]

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Relationship Between Climatologic Natural Disasters and Terrorism

- In the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, questions have surfaced concerning the future stability within the country . Though the estimates of the number of casualties range between the tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands depending upon the source, the scale and variance of the estimates are telling signs of the destruction and chaos that the earthquake has generated. As the Haitian people begin the long and arduous task of rebuilding both their own lives and their country, one must ask how this shock will affect the underlying political and societal stability....   [tags: Natural Disasters]

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Natural Disasters : The Natural Disaster

- 20150645RegeneMarieAlvarezShakenButNotStirredIndividualAssessment 1. Planet Earth is a beautiful place to live here in universe. We have our basic needs here in the planet Earth, we have water for us to drink and to water our crops; we have air to breath in; we have minerals that we use in our daily life. Unfortunately, we also have natural disaster. Natural disasters that we can’t do anything to stop it but just to be prepare ourselves to lessen the casualties. Earthquake is one of the natural disasters that the scientist can predict but not yet can tell what specific sites or accurate calculation of timing....   [tags: Business continuity planning]

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Natural Disasters : Natural Disaster

- During the last years, there has been an increase in the reports of natural disasters. Natural disaster come in many forms such as earthquakes, tornados, floods, blizzards, hurricane fire, and volcanic eruptions and it can affect thousands of people in the world. Natural disaster can be foreseen with the aid of advance technology, but overall, nature’s wonders occur unexpectedly, and the majority of the people don’t know what to do or what to expect before, during or even after the disaster Firstly, the most direct and immediate impact of a natural disaster on a society is the loss of human life....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Wind, Hurricane Katrina]

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Natural Disasters : Disasters And Disasters

- There are hundreds of natural disasters that occur on the earth on a yearly basis. Some natural disasters are more severe than other natural disasters. disasters include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis. These disasters cause great trauma, stress, major property damage and sometimes death. Natural disasters is any catastrophic event that is caused by nature or the natural processes of the earth. The severity of a disaster are measured in lives lost, economic loss, and the ability of the population to rebuild....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, Tropical cyclone, Storm surge]

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Natural Disasters Are Not Purely Natural

- Introduction The increased media coverage of the impacts of disaster events has caused a renewed interest in natural disasters (Hamilton and Press, 2009). This paper endeavors to show that what masses perceive as natural disasters are because of an array of factors. The focus is on human activities that create a fovourable environment for drought to become a natural disaster in arid areas (Giorgis, 2005). Socio-economic and environmental exposure can lead to disastrous consequences from even unpretentious vulnerability....   [tags: environment, drought, poverty]

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Use of Geographic Data in Natural Disasters

- Missing Figures The use of geographic data in the field of preventing and mitigating natural disasters remains a pioneering activity. However the circulation of the technology is still hindered by many issues such as the difficulty in obtaining the appropriate raw data, the lack of effective graphical user interfaces, the intricacy of predictive models and the expense of digitisation (Carrara et al., 1999)....   [tags: Natural Disaster]

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Natural Disasters and Their Desctructive Nature

- Anatural disasteris a normal phenomenon of nature that affects the society and environment.A natural physical event that kills people (directly or indirectly) or exceeds local capacity to control damage or initiate recovery efforts The situation or event which overwhelms local capacity, necessitating a request to national levelfor external or international assistance. " This means that the situation or event overflows the capacity locally, showing that not only the In the case of the United States, assistance for extreme events is linked by law to the disaster declaration issued by the president....   [tags: assistance, damage, natural hazzard]

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Causes And Consequences Of Natural Disasters

- Abstract: Natural disasters can be traumatic and often heart-breaking for many individuals and there is no way to predict when and where these tragedies will strike. Towns, personal property, and even lives can be lost due to Mother Nature’s wrath. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, blizzards, floods, wildfires and draughts are just a few of the natural occurrences that create both individual suffering but economic hardship. Businesses suffer, unemployment rates rise, crops are destroyed, trade is reduced, and fewer taxes paid all due to an unplanned natural catastrophe....   [tags: Unemployment, Economics, Economy, United States]

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The Natural Disasters Of The Philippines

- Natural Calamities The Philippines is a tropical country being visited by a number of typhoons and storms every year. According to TIME.com, on the average, eight or nine tropical storms make a landfall in the Philippines each year, and even though we are always prepared and ready for these natural calamities, still, these natural disasters are affecting the economic growth and development of our country, and no one can deny the horrors and the bad effects that those calamities carry every time they visit the Philippines....   [tags: Education, School, Philippines]

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The Effects of Natural Disasters

- ... One of the most recognized natural disasters is “The Yellow River Flood”. The Yellow River Flood is known as the most vigorous, and by far the worst flood in human history. It has also been ranked to be the second deadliest natural disaster to ever occur. This unfortunate event occurred in September of 1887, when the Yellow River over-ran the dikes in China's Henan Province. The flood destroyed 11 large Chinese towns along with hundreds of villages, leaving millions homeless. The flood covered an extensive widespread of 50,000 square miles, unfortunately killing approximately 900,000 to 2,000,000 people....   [tags: danger, tragedies, damage]

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Natural Disasters- Hurricanes

- Hurricanes Hurricanes occur all over the world, at different times, but commonly through June first and late November. However in late August 2005 a catastrophic hurricane struck. This was Hurricane Katrina. With winds traveling over one hundred miles per hour making it a category five on the Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Scale it was said to have cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage. Hurricane Katrina flooded nearly forty thousand homes, and killed at least two thousand people (“Hurricane”)....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, Deaths, Disasters]

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Horrifying Weather and Natural Disasters

- ... There are millions of victims in disasters each year. Haiti, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Turkey is just to name a few developing countries which have been hit by natural disaster. The effects of disasters in many countries are significant and can make the country have to struggle with many problems. “Haiti had a comprehensive quantity debt of $1.8 billion at it’s peak.” [2]. Numerous countries have also had the same problem as Haiti. We have noticed that most developing countries are further expected to get destroyed by the debt....   [tags: earthquakes, tsunami, landslides, floods]

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Catesptrophic Consequences of Natural Disasters

- Natural disaster is defined as “any event or force of nature that has catastrophic consequences, such as avalanche, earthquake, flood, forest fire, hurricane, lightning, tornado, tsunami, and volcanic eruption.” Many know that natural disasters occur because scientific reasons such as of “divergent weather patterns colliding, earth’s plate structure shifting, or because of an underwater earthquake.” While others believe God is the reason behind such disasters. The idea that natural disasters are a punishment has faded over time, but is still held by many people....   [tags: weather, God, science]

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The Impacts Of Natural Disasters

- Life isn’t fair. It is often the case in various households across the world throughout history that young children have been told the well-known historic saying, ‘Life isn’t fair.’ Yet, as young adults and adults, we often accept this fact as a way of our own personal lives as compared to others in our community. However, when we do remember this phrase, it is often in a way of self-pity, and very seldom is it used to express sorrow for those around us. One exception to this rule seems to occur directly following natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and fires along with any other type of natural disaster which has affected humankind in some way or another....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina, Storm surge]

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The Country 's Natural Disasters

- Most people have heard the terms “developed countries”, as well as “undeveloped countries”. Developed countries can be defined as countries with high advanced technological functions and a matured economy. While developed countries are seen as “rich” and “state-of-the-art” , undeveloped countries are quite the opposite. They are the poorer states and are often called the third world countries. But what really causes these countries to be poor and undeveloped. And how can they become like the developed countries....   [tags: Developing country, Human Development Index]

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Financial Markets And Natural Disasters

- Discussions regarding financial markets and natural disasters often center on risk management, highlighting the extreme losses than can occur. As risk management progresses into companies all over the world, determining the amount of risk present, and adjusting those risks in the best way suited for future objectives must be taken into consideration. Researchers are focusing on ways to calculate and diminish uncertainty, as well as detect, mitigate, and transfer the risk associated with over-industrializing and expansion of companies....   [tags: Risk management, Risk, Uncertainty, Management]

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Microbial Diseases and Natural Disasters

- Natural disasters are always looked at as a catastrophic event when they first occur, but the worst part for many has yet to come. Natural disasters can range from volcanic eruptions to tsunamis, but the biggest killer is usually not the disaster itself (1(pg.1)). Natural disasters can have rapid or slow repercussions with serious health, social, and economic consequences (1(pg.1)). Even though the disaster itself can kill multitudes, the outbreak of microbial diseases that sometimes follow a natural disaster can be worse, especially if the population is distributed....   [tags: healthcare, immunization, microbes, environment]

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The Future: Incoming Natural Disasters

- Have you ever wondered what the world would be like in the future. Will the world be drenched in blood and war, or will the world be enveloped with peace. I sometimes wonder how the world would end, or if it will ever come to an end. What if suddenly the world was encountered with a series of natural disasters. Diseases would not only be contained in one region but spread all over the world. People have to endure droughts that does not only occur in arid, dry regions, but also in the areas of tropical, fertile lands....   [tags: global warming, tsunamies, environment]

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Natural Disasters in the World

- All over this earth there are numerous types of Natural Disasters. They are the most powerful forces of nature, which cannot be prevented. They cause all sorts of devastating destruction. Our only hope is that we can avoid them and keep ourselves out of their pathway. They occur in all different parts of the world. There is not a part of the world that does not experience at least some type of natural disaster. Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Avalanches, Wildfires, Volcanoes, Floods, and Thunderstorms are the N.D.’s that will be focused on in this research paper....   [tags: Prevention, Destruction, Earthquakes]

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Natural Disasters in Beijing, China

- Natural Disasters in Beijing, China The purpose of this paper is to explore the natural hazards experienced in Beijing. When researching Beijing, I noticed there was a lot of information on a few different kinds of hazards that occur frequently. These hazards are caused by Beijing’s natural climate which is described as a monsoon climate. This climate creates frequently occurring droughts, sandstorms, and a very rainy summer. In this paper I will discuss Beijing’s natural climate and the natural disasters that occur within the city....   [tags: climatic consequences]

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Natural Disasters Caused By Earthquakes

- Earth has many natural disasters that affect billions of people every year. Whether it is hurricanes, torrential rain, snow storms, or even tornadoes. But there is a natural disaster which unlike the others, is unpredictable. Earthquakes, one of the most feared natural disasters can kill thousands and affect millions when they occur. They can also be a precursor to an even worse event, the tsunami. Tsunamis cause even more damage than earthquakes, and most of the time it is the cause for most deaths after an earthquake....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earthquake, Tsunami, Earth]

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Different Types Of Natural Disasters

- There are many different types of natural disasters that occur in our world. Some of these include tornadoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. The most frightening of all of these is an earthquake because there is no warming before they rock the earth. With all the media attention to natural disasters lately, are Californians ready for a big quake. The earth 's subsurface is broken up into a bunch of puzzle-like pieces. These puzzle pieces are called tectonic plates. The edge of the tectonic plates are called faults and this is typically where earthquakes occur....   [tags: Earthquake, Plate tectonics, Tsunami]

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The Natural Disasters Of Hurricanes

- Of the many natural disasters that occur on Earth, one of the most powerful and destructive is none other than a hurricane. A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which is a rotating low-pressure weather system that has an organized system of thunderstorms and clouds and forms over tropical or subtropical waters. Like most other disasters, hurricanes are considered to be very serious due to their destructive nature. They can cause catastrophic damage to anything in their path and deaths with their strong winds, heavy rainfall, large waves, and storm surges....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Wind, Hurricane Katrina]

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The Earth's Natural Disasters

- Eli Roth once stated, “Natural disasters are terrifying – that loss of control, this feeling that something is just going to randomly end your life for absolutely no reason is terrifying. But, what scares me is the human reaction to it and how people behave when the rules of civility and society are obliterated.” I couldn’t agree more with this statement of his. Our world is full of dangerous conditions that can cause serious damage upon humanity. However, if one can learn to respond, rather than react, it could be the factor that saves lives....   [tags: tornatoes, tsunamis, earthquakes]

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Natural Disasters: Horrendous Hurricanes

- According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a hurricane is “any storm or tempest in which the wind blows with terrific violence.” Hurricanes only form over warm waters; wind is pushed in from surrounding, high pressure areas towards the low pressure center. The storm grows and forms an eye as it moves faster and faster (“How Do Hurricanes Form?”). If a colossal hurricane was approaching your community, what would you do. How would you prepare. In a survey I conducted of 12 people who have endured one or more hurricanes, about 92% prepared by buying extra food and water (Colosimo)....   [tags: warm waters, katrina, andrew, tornados]

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Mitigating The Impact of Disasters

- Both disasters and catastrophes are the result of a hazard or hazards coming into contact with humans in a vulnerable position. (Mileti, 1999) A beachfront row of condominiums along the US Gulf coast is an example of a disaster waiting to happen. If the condominiums aren’t there and the beach is in a natural state when a hurricane blows in there will be no disaster or catastrophe because humans wouldn’t be impacted. Although the characteristics of disasters and catastrophes have many differences, the thing they do have in common is that they both require the ingredients of not just a natural hazard but also that the hazard intersects with humans....   [tags: Natural Disasters]

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Natural Disasters

- Natural disasters happen all over the world and they can be completely devastating for people and the environments they live. Natural disasters are caused by nature and there is nothing that we can do to prevent them from happening, there are many different events that lead to natural disasters, and being aware of these causes enables us to be better prepared when such disasters present themselves. China is one of the unlucky countries that commonly have natural disasters. China is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion....   [tags: environment, China, earthquake, devastation]

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The Impact of Natural Disasters on Less Economically Developed Countries

- ... For example, higher levels of infrastructure can be found in MEDCs, which is costly to mend if damage occurs (Wills, 2009 cited in CAE, 2012). It may also be that although MEDCs are more able to cope with natural disasters than LEDCs, this ability is not uniform; for example, the earthquake in Northridge, California in 1994 was about 6.7. Although the Northridge earthquake is considered moderate in size, it caused over $20 billion of damage. This damage was due to the ground acceleration, which was one of the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America, measuring 1.8g (16.7 m/s2) with strong ground motion felt as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada, about 220 miles (...   [tags: calamities, human control, natural risks]

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Recovering From a Natural Disaster

- Natural Disasters can occur anywhere at anytime. Some are more predictable than others, but they all bring hardship to everyone’s life. Examples of natural disasters are Earthquakes (Haiti 2010), Tornadoes, Tsunami, Hurricanes, Wild Fires, Winter Storms, Heat waves, Mudslides and Floods. Regardless of what kind of disaster occurs, bottom line, everyone needs to be prepared mentally and physically to deal with the aftermath. Education is the first step to prepare you to deal with any major disaster....   [tags: Natural Disasters]

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Effects of Natural Disasters on Global Society

- I have chosen to write about the effect of natural disasters on our global society. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and floods have killed thousands of people over the past years. Studies have shown that natural disasters are becoming more common due to climate change. Natural disasters are classified into two groups, climate related and geophysical disasters. Climate related disasters include floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and tsunamis....   [tags: climate, geophysical, warming]

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Effects Of Natural Disasters On Impoverished Areas

- In this essay analysis, I will discuss the effects that natural disasters have on impoverished areas. In this analysis, I will specifically examine the impacts of Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Rita on impoverished areas in Southeast Houston between 2005 and 2016. The research methods use to carry out this analysis will include both statistical data from scholarly sources as well as participant observation to support the claim that natural disasters are one of the many factors that contribute to the cycle of destruction of impoverished areas....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina, Galveston]

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Tornadoes : A Destructive Piece Of Natural Disasters

- Tornadoes are a very destructive piece of natural disasters that cannot be prevented and can often come with little to no warning to take shelter. Every year there are hundreds if not thousands of people that are affected by tornadoes and their aftermath. These deadly forces of nature come through areas with their damaging winds and can potentially wipe out houses off their foundation, destroy power lines, damage buildings, leave survivors with PTSD and ultimately even kill people. Tornadoes themselves are an interesting piece to observe, study, learn from and even predict....   [tags: Tornado, Thunderstorm, Wind, Storm]

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Natural Disasters and Community Warning Systems

- Natural Disasters Natural Disasters caused many people to have problems over the years and killed many people. There have been a tremendous amount of different disasters that destroy multiple things. We need to have more people that are willing to help, not just the people made, when a disaster strikes. We also need everyone to come together as “one” so we can make it through the problems. As a society, we need to make sure that we have government support, school emergency plans, community warning systems, and we need to know how much money the damage will cost....   [tags: FEMA, emergency plans, hurricanes]

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Natural Disasters Can Strike Anywhere

- Event that have Shaped Me Natural disasters can strike anywhere. They can be anything from storms to diseases and all of them can affect others. In the places where these disasters strike, the victims can get hurt or lose everything they have. The people affected by disasters are in need of someone to help them, and that is where I come in. Throughout my life, I have seen many things that have inspired me to go help those in need. These events, such as Hurricane Katrina, the Tupelo tornado, and the Ebola outbreak of 2014, have opened my eyes to reality, making me want to go outside my comfort zone to help others where disaster strikes....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Storm surge, Hurricane Katrina]

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Natural Disasters: Earthquakes Part 1

- California is known for earthquakes that often occur at great magnitudes. Earthquakes have changed not only the environment but have also resulted in the loss of many lives. For example, the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 was known for destroying most of San Francisco and its buildings. This earthquake caused the death of sixty people, injured around four thousand, and property damage costing up to around six million dollars. Many recognize this to be a comparable earthquake to the one that occurred in 1906 which was also a very large and devastating earthquake that occurred along the San Andreas fault line....   [tags: preparedness, aftermath]

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The Natural Disasters in Australia and Their Effects

- The Natural Disasters in Australia and Their Effects Earthquakes are caused by the shifting of the Indian-Australian plate, which is being pushed north and is colliding with the Eurasian, Philippine and Pacific plates. The stress from this collision is released during earthquakes. Earthquakes can occur anywhere in Australia. Adelaide has the highest earthquake hazard of any capital city, with more earthquakes in the past 50 years than any other. Thunderstorms however are more common on the east coast of Australia....   [tags: Papers]

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Impacts of Natural Disasters on Public Health and the Environment

- Impacts of Natural Disasters on Public Health and the Envrionment Environmental Science Introduction The occurrences of natural disasters have been increasing over the years (Laframboise, M. N., & Loko, M. B., 2012). The impacts of natural disasters can vary widely with the type and severity of the disaster as well as with the preparedness of the affected populations. According to Laframboise, M. N., and Loko, M. B. (2012), “Disasters are classified as geophysical (earthquakes), meteorological (storms), hydrological (floods), climatological (droughts), or biological (epidemics) (p.6).” Disasters affect communities in various ways and can include short and long term effects....   [tags: environmental science]

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Natural Disasters and Their Impacts

- Natural Disasters and Their Impacts The risk from natural is increasing all the time, more hurricanes, and floods are predicted to result from global climate change. At the moment, on average, each year natural disasters leave around 4 million people homeless and kill 128,000 people world wide, this is not even taking into consideration the damage that they perform in the process, and the cost that this causes the worlds economy. Each year the developing countries accept $35 billion dollars in damages caused by natural disasters from the rest of the world....   [tags: Papers]

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Law Enforcement During Natural Disasters in the United States

- Law Enforcement During Natural Disasters in the United States All of us are aware that law enforcement plays a big role in our society. During the natural disasters, law enforcement becomes even more important and many people begin to depend on them. It is obvious that natural disasters tend to create chaos, mess, disorganization and their role is to calm people down. They are the ones who are helping victims with their fears, concerns, and public safety and still keeping “law and order”. In my paper I want to take a deep look at how law enforcement dealt with natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, and at their positive and negative impacts on our society....   [tags: chaos, mess, disorganization, calm]

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Twitter and Natural Disasters

- 1 Introduction  Online social media (OSM) are Internet sites for people to interact freely, sharing their thoughts and engaging in a conversation, using words, audio, pictures and videos. These services allow individuals, organizations and governments to create, exchange content and spreading information with large number of people without geographical constraints. It appear in many forms including blogs and microblogs, wikis, social networks, virtual words, forums and message boards, media-sharing sites and social bookmarking....   [tags: social media, OSM, earthquake, emergency]

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Dancing to Dissonance: The Philippino Culture and Natural Disasters

- Greg Bankoff, in his article entitled “In the eye of the storm: The social construction of the forces of nature and the climatic and seismic construction of God in the Philippines”, has comprehensively analyzed how the cultural patterns are shaped by the Filipinos’ collective sense of psychology towards frequent natural calamities. These cultural patterns involve not just theology but also the way of living and the general outlook permeated among the multitude. Also articulated are the political factors in moulding these cultural patterns and the coping measures taken by people in order to endure the recurring debacles of nature....   [tags: spiritual beliefs, recurring debacles of nature]

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Global Warming Is A Major Part Of These Natural Disasters

- Through out the years a lot of the biggest natural disasters in history have happened in the past couple of years. In my opinion Global Warming has been a major part of these natural disasters. Global warming is caused by the increases of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants that most of cars and mostly big factories release into the atmosphere. These are mostly the best reason why the temperatures around the world are drastically changing; most of the north and south polar are melting in record times due to the increase of greenhouse effect....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Pacific Ocean, Ocean]

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Hurricanes : The Deadliest And Most Expensive Natural Disasters

- Hurricanes are one of the deadliest and most expensive natural disasters around. In the hurricane the mixture of the water and winds can be extremely damaging. The winds are extremely dangerous and usually don’t go faster than about 75 miles per hour, but have been documented to go as fast as 85 miles per hour. Due to the fact that hurricanes need water to survive, they cannot go too far on land, but that does not stop them from causing billions of dollars in damages. Hurricanes are so dangerous that they were listed number 1 on the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Hazard and Disasters list....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Atlantic Ocean, Wind, Tornado]

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The Worst Natural Disasters Happened During The Us History

- Introduction On April 18th, 1906, one of the worst natural disasters happened in the US history. This first major disaster which is recorded in human history with photography, has a 7.8 magnitude(USGS,2013).A subduction of the Pacific plates pulled into the San Andreas plates with the north-west direction, causing a 400 km(ECSC) rupture line. Huge energy is radiated out of the epicenter which was just 2 miles of west San Francisco, the intensity of the shaking nearly wiped out most of the buildings and structures with a duration of 110s(ECSC), affected around 370,000 square meters(NZH,1906)....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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Natural Disasters That Mankind Has Ever Faced

- Earthquakes are historically one of the most dangerous natural disasters that mankind has ever faced. Until recent times, earthquakes have been just that: natural disasters. Naturally occurring earthquakes are almost entirely found near tectonic plate boundaries, and are generated when subsurface stress is released. However, there has been an alarming increase in occurrences of earthquakes in areas far away from plate boundaries; these areas have historically seen very little earthquake activity....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Subduction, Earth, Earthquake]

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Population and Natural Disasters

- Population and Natural Disasters Question: Is it wise for towns near Mount Shasta to keep growing. What should be done about this situation. (Pg. 179, Natural Disasters, 2nd edition) Volcanoes are a nuisance and a help mankind. As dramatically demonstrated by the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 1980 and of Pinatubo in June 1991, volcanoes can wreak havoc and devastation in the short term. This devastation is so short term that large populations begin to amass around sizeable volcanoes such as Mount Shasta....   [tags: Papers]

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Earthquakes And Its Effects On Natural Disasters

- Earthquakes are a frequently occurring natural disaster. Every year it seems the world suffers a series of earthquakes of varying sizes. In this modern times, people are required to be constantly vigilant and be able to reduce massive losses and deaths caused by an earthquake. However, human attitudes and behaviors are also have an important role in this natural disaster’s impact. The earthquake that occurred in Sichuan province, China was one of the phenomenons that will be unforgettable for Sichuan people....   [tags: 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Earthquake, Sichuan]

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Natural Disasters: Earthquakes Part 2

- If a house collapses, not only does the place where a family live in is destroyed, but also the belongings and treasures that have been damaged through the collapse. It is important to also take family treasures into consideration when deciding to retrofit a house. Why would California care about raising earthquake awareness. First off, by putting more emphasis in retrofitting, more buildings will be able to stand up to earthquakes with a high magnitude such as the Loma Prieta earthquake. Secondly, having a warning system that might be able to tell us when an earthquake will occur happens before destruction, will give many families the opportunity to get out of their cars, put themselves un...   [tags: preparedness, aftermath]

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Unnatural Disasters: Thinking about Natural Disasters in a Sociological Way

- August 23rd, 2005; Hurricane Katrina, formed over the Bahamas, hitting landfall in Florida. By the 29th, on its third landfall it hit and devastated the city of New Orleans, becoming the deadliest hurricane of the 2005 season and, one of the five worst hurricanes to hit land in the history of the United States. Taking a look at the years leading to Katrina, preventative actions, racial and class inequalities and government, all of this could have been prevented. As presented in the newspaper article, An Autopsy of Katrina: Four Storms, Not Just One , we must ask ourselves, are “natural” disasters really natural or, are they a product of the people, who failed to take the necessary actions th...   [tags: disaster, katrina]

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Natural and Man Made Disasters

- Both natural and man-made disasters are considered as events that can cause a large amount of losses and correlated with a small probability. It is rational for the population to have insurance against such events because most people are risk adverse: a risk adverse person means that the person will not prefer risk and will try to minimalize it. However, there is only a proportion of the population taking insurance against such events , without having insurance against such risk of losses banks were finding it a problem to issue loans and mortgages because they are exposed to the risk....   [tags: insurance, risks, loses]

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Natural Disasters

- Natural Disasters This being my senior project I wanted to look at a topic that I found interesting. Even though I find most topics in the fields interesting, none catch my attention better than natural disasters. I have always found disasters intriguing and have wanted to know more about them. The disaster that I found most interesting were Hurricanes. The thought of those storms with their power gives me the chills. Ever since I was in the middle of Hurricane Bob when I was vacationing with my family off the coast of Virginia and we were asked by the state police to evacuate our house, I wanted to learn more about hurricanes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Disasters and Natural Hazards

- Disasters and Natural Hazards Executive Summary Regina was hit by its first ever tornado on June 30, 1912, but it is still the deadliest tornado in terms of human lives lost to have occurred in all of Canada to date. The tornado was estimated to have been an F4 in magnitude, with wind speeds of 333-418 km/h, and struck without warning to many. It spawned 18 km to the south of Regina and cut northward through the city, passing through it in roughly three minutes. In the event, a total of 28 lives were lost, more than 200 were injured, more than 2500 were left homeless, and $1.2 million of primary monetary losses was incurred at time, which left Regina in debt from reconstruction costs for...   [tags: tornatoes, regina, reconstruction]

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Extreme Natural Disasters: Hefty Hurricanes

- Hurricanes can be good for the environment with the rain, but they can also destroy a life. Hurricanes can topple buildings, uproot trees, tear down power lines, and create floods. Hurricanes create powerful winds and a substantial amount of rain. Large amounts of water can create mold, which can be extremely dangerous. Hurricanes, or any large storm, affect many countries and families. Hurricanes are immensely unsafe and unpredictable, both because of their own power and the fact that tornadoes can materialize from their circular speeding winds....   [tags: tornadoes, rain, environment]

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Avoiding Natural Disasters

- Avoiding Natural Disasters Natural disasters kill more people on a global scale than wars. According to the United Nations, in the last decade alone, natural disasters have caused the deaths of more than a million people, affected 1.8 billion people in terms of loss of health, homes and livelihoods, and cost $685 billion in economic and structural damage. It is virtually impossible to prevent natural disasters such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis....   [tags: Papers]

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Michigans Natural Disasters

- Disasters, What you Need to Know About Them… Every day there are natural disasters all the time occurring all around the world. They are something that we can’t help, but we can be aware of them and what to do if one occurs near you. Tornadoes are common during Michigan’s Spring months. They are usually smaller than other places, but they still can do lots of damage. The safest thing to do is to go to the lowest level of the building that you are in. If there is no basement, get shelter in the center of the building away from any windows such as a broom closet....   [tags: essays research papers]

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South Africa's Weather and Natural Disasters

- Weather One of the many unique aspects of South Africa is its intense cultural background and tradition. It is very common in South Africa to know several myths about different towns and cities and to pass the stories on to each generation. There are some myths that explain all sorts of various aspects of South African life, but more importantly, there are some that relate to the weather. One of these myths has to do with a weather pattern that occurs everyday in Cape Town, and is one of the great myths of South Africa....   [tags: South Africa Climate Environment Essays Papers]

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Child Vulnerability and Mental Health Outcomes after Natural Disasters

- Background Major natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and floods often precipitate sudden emergencies, which have significant impact on all domains of life for affected populations. Children are a particularly vulnerable group to the effects of natural disasters, with unique physical, developmental, and psychosocial characteristics that place them at high risk for adverse outcomes (Murray, 2011). Some of the consequences for children after natural disasters include physical insecurity, poor living conditions and displacement, and disruption to community life....   [tags: Disaster Management ]

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Combating The Chaos : Terrorist Target Choice Following Natural Disasters

- Two years later, the authors took their findings and expanded upon them in, “Exploiting the Chaos: Terrorist Target Choice Following Natural Disasters.” The others used the same data but divided their explanatory variables into more detailed categories, particularly in relation to target choice, and group type (transnational vs. domestic groups). The authors found that transnational terrorist attacks against hard targets (more secure targets like government structures, military bases, police stations etc.) increase one year after a natural disaster, while domestic terrorism against hard targets “takes longer to manifest.” The authors argue that transnational terrorists recognize the opportu...   [tags: Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, Violence]

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Climate Change And Its Effects On The World 's Natural Disasters

- While watching the Ted Talk, we came across terms like mitigation, adaption and risk. These terms have their own specific meaning and have a close connection with climate change. Mitigation refers to minimizing the fallout of disasters in terms of life and property by preparing in advance for the disasters. Risk refers to threats to human beings and things that are important to us. Adaptation literally means to adapt or adjust to changing situations or systems, taking advantage of a situation or dealing with the consequences....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, Tropical cyclone, Weather]

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Earthquake in Haiti: Now who is next?

- After calming the lives of 150,000 people, and making more than 1,200,000 people homeless, A big question is being created in the mind of people and earthquake experts; who is the next. Now, after Haiti, Geophysics’ are more concerned about Nepal and its future possible earthquake strike because of its geographical make up. Nepal lies just above the border between two huge plates that have moved together over millions of years to form the Himalayas. Nepal lies in just above the seismic zone and tectonic plate which is one of those countries where the earthquakes are frequent and sometimes very devastating....   [tags: Natural Disasters]

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Autonomous SAR Robots Necessary for Natural Disasters

- Introduction and Overview Disastrous nature such as earthquake, flooding, or tornados gives a big impact to the affected area. These kinds of catastrophe cause another disaster such a landslide or collapsed building that may claim many lives. During this critical situation, people especially police, fire department are deployed in search and rescue mission to save countless life and of course under the circumstance their well being are put on high risk and expose to danger. Hence, the robot are build to replace human when it comes to difficult task and involving in critical situation neither human or tools can do....   [tags: rescue, victims, communication]

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Hazard Mitigation Planning

- Executive summary 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. Hurricanes are among the costliest and the most destructive of natural disasters. Since 1995, the United States has witnessed more intense activities by hurricanes with Mobile County in Alabama experiencing hurricane Ivan and hurricane Dennis in 2004 and 2005 (Link, 2010). In 2005, Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes to have hit the United States and was rated category three in Mobile County (Marchi, 2007)....   [tags: Natural Disasters]

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The Most Devastating Dust Storm Ever

- The Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s was one of the worst environmental disasters of the Twentieth Century anywhere in the world (Cook). The Dust Bowl killed many crops and made normal life hard, like breathing, eating, and sleeping. Since it destroyed a large part of agriculture production, it contributed towards the Great Depression (Amadeo). In order for us to better understand what the Dust Bowl was like, one must first look at what this natural disaster was, what the effects of it were, and the aftermath of it....   [tags: Natural Disasters]

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EMS Disaster Medicine: Guardian Angels in Extreme Circumstances

- The world experiences disasters every day and there has to be someone there to help. That someone could be considered Disaster Medicine EMS or rescue workers who get called out for natural disasters, terrorist attacks, major events, etc.…An excellent example of a terrorist attack would be the Boston Marathon where a major event was held and many people were hurt from a bomb going off . That terrorist attack took more than just rescue workers, paramedics, and other experienced professionals, it took civilians helping each other until professional help arrived....   [tags: natural disasters, terrorist attacks]

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How to Help the Poor in During Natural Disasters in the Guide to Enhance Risk Communication Among Low-Income Population

- ... The article was quite interesting and had many supporting details for the approaches concepts discussed but it was also very radical. A very brief history was provided on how African Americans are more susceptible to injuries and flu mortalities than Caucasians. A few more examples of minority susceptibility would’ve made a stronger case than the sole commitment on the outcome of Hurricane Katrina. The background on risk communication was in depth and clearly explained. It created a picture on how the grassroots system could be beneficial....   [tags: grassroots, health, hurricanes]

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The Consequences of Hurricane Charley

- Hurricane Charley was a hurricane that occurred during the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. In the United States Hurricane Charley first impacted the state of Florida. “Hurricane Charley made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida new Cayo Costa, just west of Ft. Myers around 3:45 p.m. EDT on August 13, with maximum sustained surface winds near 150 mph.” (Johnson) Hurricane Charley continued to travel across the Florida peninsula. Hurricane Charley traveled into the Atlantic Ocean and turned towards the north and again made landfall in north western South Carolina....   [tags: natural disasters]

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Factors that Affects Health Staff, Hospital and Equipment

- 1. Natural Environment 2. Chemical and Drugs 3. Microorganisms and Vermin 4.. Waste 5. Sounds and Radiation 6. Electricity 7. Natural and Unnatural Disasters 8. Surrounding 9. Gravity and Mechanical Stress 10. People 1. Natural Environment Natural environment factors such as air can threaten the safety of the hospital’s staff, patients, and guests. Some diseases can be transmitted through the air over long distances and be passed on to other people in the hospital if the air is not properly filtered....   [tags: natural disasters, gravity, people]

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Taking a Look at Hurricanes and Tornadoes

- Hurricanes and tornados are some of the many natural disasters that plague our planet. Hurricane and tornados have differences on how they are formed and where they are formed. Also much damage they can cause when they appear. They also appear in my different sizes after they take physical form. Those are some of the many differences on hurricanes and tornados. Hurricanes and tornados both need warm and cold air to become Hurricane or tornados but are different is in forming. Hurricanes usually start off their lives as clusters of clouds and thunderstorms called tropical disturbances.(HowHurr) A hurricane develops when warm air rises from the oceans and hits cold air and fuse, after fusing,...   [tags: weather phenomena, natural disasters]

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Consequences of the Tsunami in Japan 2011

- 1896, Sanriku, Japan: A magnitude 7.6 earthquake rattled Japan, killing more than 26,360 people. In Tangshan, China, 1976, a magnitude 8.0 tsunami killed more than 255,000 people. 2004: The Indian Ocean experienced a 9.0 tsunami, its destruction killing more than 350,000 people. Just last year, Haiti lost 222,570 inhabitants because of a 7.0 earthquake (Brunner and Rowen 1), leaving the country in more trouble than they can dig themselves out of. Earthquakes can be predictable, and unpredictable....   [tags: natural disasters, tsunami, earthquake]

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Hurricane Katrina: Causes, Effects, and Aftermath

- Every year many natural disasters happen around the world. In New Orleans, and several other states, a devastating hurricane struck. High speed winds and major flooding caused many people to lose their homes and even their lives. Many people have heard of hurricane Katrina, but not everybody knows what caused it and the affect it had on the United States. On early morning of August 29th, 2005 on the Gulf Shore near New Orleans, a devastating hurricane struck. It wrecked havoc, demolishing anything in its path....   [tags: natural disasters, New Orleans]

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Human Population and Patterns of Consumption

- Patterns of Consumption In the beginning, the human population had little to no growth as famine, natural disasters, and sickness kept it in check. Only since the industrial revolution has the population began true expansion, due to the society-shaping events, notably the industrial revolution. Now, population has grown out of control. Every decade, around a billion people are added to the total population. Many polices have been created to try to slow the growth, and scientists claim that by 10 billion, our population will stabilize....   [tags: natural disasters, pollution, famine]

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Taking a Look at Hurricane Ivan

- ... “Classical long lives Cape Verde Hurricane” is what most people call it because Hurricane Ivan has been declared as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the North Atlantic Ocean with wind speeds topping in at 165 MPH. These high winds caused horrific damage and destruction to much of the area. Orange Beach, Alabama, was one of the many areas devastated by the storm. The destruction it left in its wake caused tourism in the Area to decrease, thus affecting the economy on both the city and state level....   [tags: natural disasters and phenomena]

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Red Cross: The Epidemiological Data

- The American Red Cross responds to over 70,000 man-made and natural disasters annually. The immediate mandate of the society is to avert population suffering brought about by disasters. Among the assistance's, the organization renders includes shelter, health, food, and emotional trauma counseling. The American Red Cross society is the nation’s largest blood collecting organization. The society supplies approximately 40% of all blood and blood product needs of the country. The Red Cross supplies over 8 million transfusable blood products to health facilities....   [tags: natural disasters, blood supply]

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Natural and Man-Made Disasters, and How to Manage Them Properly

- ... It involves plans, structures, and arrangements established to engage the normal endeavors of governments, voluntary and private agencies in a comprehensive and coordinated way to respond to the whole spectrum of emergency needs (Moe and Pathranarakul, 2006). Emergency management is a comprehensive, integrated program of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation for emergencies and disasters of any kind (Pellegrin, 2012). Key Elements in Disaster Management Preparedness: the preparedness phase is “when everything is supposed to come together on paper” (Kahn, 1995)....   [tags: acts of God, disaster management]

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Hurricane Aftermath: A Strategic Approach

- Hurricane Aftermath Recommendations As an industrial hygienist I would advise the incident commander that all the people involved in the mission first get basic safety and precaution training. This should be implemented by the safety supervisor who is the person responsible for programs and training. The incident commander is the person responsible for all aspect of an emergency response. Thus he should quickly develop an incident objective, manage the incident operation, apply resources, and be responsible over the people involved (King County, 2010)....   [tags: Natural Disasters]

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The Cause of the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina

- The historical event of Hurricane Katrina, a category three hurricane with winds ranging from 111-130 mph, in August 2005 revealed major structural failures in the levee systems of New Orleans. Though not all structural failures are as catastrophic, the breeched levees led to loss of life, homes, businesses, highways, and left a trail of destruction that is still being repaired today. The result of this failure led to lawsuits, conspiracy theories, and court cases. Hurricane Katrina had a major effect upon our country and those results are still rippling on today....   [tags: Natural Disasters]

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The Japanese Political System

- ... In its first election for the lower house in 1958, the LDP won 59% of the votes and this percentage remained similar for the following years. Taken together, the four main opposition parties - LDP, DPJ (Democratic Party of Japan), JRP (Japan Restoration Party), and NKP (New Komeito) could balance the votes in elections. None of the opposition parties shows any promise of replacing the LDP, and only the DPJ and NKP seem capable of a constructive association with each other or with the LDP. If the LDP were to lose it preponderance, the most likely result would be the incorporation of one or both of these parties into a partnership with the LDP....   [tags: political parties, natural disasters]

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Disaster Response and Evacuation Procedures

- Disaster Response and Evacuation Procedures 1. Introduction When surface transportation system is effective, possibilities of responding to natural disasters such as terrorist attacks or other catastrophic events becomes high. Disaster Response and Evacuation (DRE) implements the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) to improve the effectiveness of transportation systems so that response and recovery to disasters is enhanced. This involves eases of access to the scene of disaster by professionally trained personnel, provision of better information regarding the transportation system in the area of disaster, provides a more effective, safer means of evacuation for the general public if ne...   [tags: Natural Disasters, Terrorist Attacks, Catastrophy]

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