City Disaster

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  • Texas City Disaster

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    During the war Texas City became a big industrial center. It had seven petrochemical refineries, two oil pipeline companies and the only tin smelter in the US. The city was growing and expanding. Schools operated in two shifts, just like the chemical plants. The demand for industry was high, but safety standards were still low and inexperienced. the year of 1947 became a crucial event in the memories of the city. On April 16 and 17 a major disaster befallen on the whole population that for many years

  • Texas City Disaster: a Painful Way to Learn

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    Texas City Disaster: a Painful Way to Learn In the bright, clear, spring morning of April 16, 1947, an event occurred in the Texas City Harbor in Texas City. To the survivors of this disaster, what happened on that Sunday morning was like the end of the world. Sadly, to those who did not make it, this indeed became the end of their world. This event that brings unforgettable painful memories from 50 years ago is referred to as the Texas City disaster. It all began with the French cargo ship

  • Tropical Storm Allison: The Disaster In Belize City, Belize

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    A westward moving tropical wave reached the Caribbean Sea in late May and gradually organized over the next few days. Around 00:00 UTC on June 3, a tropical depression developed about 265 miles (425 km) east of Belize City, Belize. The depression initial moved northwestward, before recurving to the north. The depression entered the Gulf of Mexico and strengthened into Tropical Storm Allison by 12:00 UTC. Despite unfavorable upper-level winds, the storm intensified into a hurricane about 24 hours

  • Resilience In Disaster Management Cycle

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    The pre disaster stage is the time when a disaster has not happened but mitigation at this stage is required to lessen the risk. Preparedness is again an important part in this stage. Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death in a short time frame. Preparedness and mitigation are the two parts which are taken care of pre Disasters. In post disaster there are three parts which need attention, Rescue, Relief, and Recovery

  • Comparison of Jack London´s The Story of an Eyewitness and Jon Lee Anderson´s Leaving Desire

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    topic, the sorrow floating with extreme damage of natural disaster causing to the residents. However, the main method approaching to the topic is entirely opposite. Jack London wrote the story with the sight of the whole city, and describes about the overall situation. On the other hand, Jon Lee Anderson emphasizes on how the natural disaster ruined an individual’s life. The four elements I will compare and contrast are the type of disaster, setting, atmosphere and the style of writing. But before

  • Natural Disaster Essay

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    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

  • Critical Characteristics Of Urban Resilience

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    multiple large-scale natural disasters and health crises ranging from typhoons to fires to infectious diseases invasion. Whenever any of the subsystems of Hong Kong are destroyed or fail to adapt to these new challenges, fatal crisis or even destruction will strike. Urban resilience is the ability that helps Hong Kong adapt and transform in the face of these chronic stresses and acute shocks, assisting the city to prepare both the expected and also the unexpected. Disasters like the recent Ebola outbreak

  • Business Continuity Resources

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    this holds true also to the City of Kelsey. Each of the external influences has a different role in the event of a disaster. The disaster not only affects the business but the stakeholders of the external influences. Some of the external influences are local law enforcement and the World Bank, each of which have a different role. The City of Kelsey was founded in 1932 by M. Kelsey in the hills of the Northwest Valley; Kelsey offers many of the same amenities as a big city but without losing the small

  • Japan, After the Tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake

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    the tsunami claimed more lives than the earthquake itself. Japan is a country that has faced more than its fair share of disaster in the last century. The country has witnessed the city of Hiroshima devastated in 1945 by an atomic bomb, and the city of the Kobe devastated by a massive earthquake in 1995. Japan has also witnessed an increase in tourism after major disasters with an increase of 492,000 international visitors, according to Index Mundi, in 1996, the year following the devastating

  • Disaster Relief Essay

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    UNDP Disaster Relief in Coastal Regions Democratic Republic of the Congo RAISING FUNDS I. Topic Background Providing relief for costal disaster has always been a problem. Getting the money to pay for the property damage especially in developing nations is hard. However for developing nations it can undo years of progress. This is an even more frighting thing since natural desasters are becoming more frequent in southern Mediterranean and middle east. There was an increase from three a year in 1980