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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

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    The Texas City Disaster of 1947 was a disaster that really left a impact to the world. The Texas City Disaster of 1947 was one of the world's worst industrial disasters. Two days before the disaster a fire had occurred at the dock where the boat was stationed. The fire that happened two days before the disaster was started by a cigarette. And their is a law stating that their is no smoking on or around the dock. The grandcamp boat was a recently re-activated boat that measured 437 feet in length

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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

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    World War II had ended less than short two years previous to that day and Texas City had showed that America was, slowly but surely, on her way to recapture her richness. The “American Dream” that fueled her citizens brought them and the men that returned from the war to Texas City for new beginnings with the new industry. The population itself had quickly grown from 5,000 to an energetic 18,000, in which benefited the city as a whole. The Monsanto Chemical Company, the Union Carbide, and the oil refineries

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    Lesson learned with the help of technology Natural disasters happen unexpectedly all over the world that can cause injury, death, and finical devastation, however over time technology can play a role in the question "why" and "when". The Aldercrest-Banyon landslide was one disaster that put Kelso, Washington on the worst urban landslides in the United States history when it comes to cost. (FEMA, 2013)According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012) "Landslides occur when masses of rock

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    natural disasters. Some 82% of all lives lost and 85% of all those affected by disasters since 1997, live here. Factors such as climate change, urbanization and environmental degradation have incremented the rigor and rate of natural disasters from roughly 120 events annually in the 1980s to about 500 events today. This trend is withal causing widespread ravagement of billions of dollars worth of assets annually in some of the world’s most densely populated areas. Over the last 10 years, Disaster Risk

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    organization has eliminated the large deficit it posted in FY 2010. These recent developments demonstrate the organization is progressive. Even so, ARC continues to experience the same ethical hurdles it did 20 years ago. Recent major national disaster relief occurrences, for which the Red Cross led efforts, have been the earthquake that struck Haiti and Hurricane Sandy. A strategic alliance with Dell has allowed ARC to implement a digital operations center for humanitarian relief in 2011 (ARC

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    Introduction In the early morning of November 8, 2013 Haiyan, the world’s strongest typhoon ever to hit land, shattered large portions of the Philippines. 6 months after its devastation, the country’s disaster management director reported that at least 6,268 died, 28, 689 injured, and 1,061 are still missing (Del Rosario, 2014). The report also stated that damaged houses reached 1.14 million, forcing four million to still reside in evacuation centres. Months after the calamity, when trauma and fractures

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    Mitigating The Impact of Disasters

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    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

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    THE RESTORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES FOLLOWING TYPHOON HAIYAN IV. TOPIC BACKGROUND Since the beginning of time, the Philippines has been plagued with chronic natural disasters due to its geographical location. Not only does it lie within the Filipino, Australian, and Pacific tectonic plates, it is also located in the circum-Pacific seismic belt, causing the country to be consistently bombarded with typhoons and earthquakes . In an average year, 20 typhoons and almost 2,000 major and minor earthquakes

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