Disaster Essays

  • Disaster Management

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    Disaster Management Introduction All disaster managers must make decisions. Their decision involves a comparison between several alternatives and an evaluation of the outcome. The quality of the decisions managers make is the true measure of their performance. Each operational decision influences future actions, which in turn, require further decisions. Errors in decision-making, therefore, tend to be cumulative. Decision-making is the major responsibility of a disaster manager, regardless

  • Fishing Disaster

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    Fishing Disaster Background: The ocean around the rocky shores of Newfoundland were once so full of cod that explorer John Cabot marveled in 1497 that they virtually blocked his ship. In the centuries to follow, fish became the one of the only reasons anyone ever came to Newfoundland, or stayed. Cod was the center of life in the Canadian Maritimes from the beginning. Starting in the 1950's, Huge European trawlers began to travel across the Atlantic to fish the waters off Newfoundland.

  • Disaster Recovery

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    Disaster recovery is described as the process, policies and procedures put in place to cope up with potential natural or human-induced disasters . A disaster is an event that creates chaos and could prevent the continuation of normal functions. Disaster recovery is viewed by some people as a fight against the Mother Nature to restore order in a community. However, the disaster recovery process is not a set of orderly actions triggered by the impact of a disaster upon a community. Rather, disaster

  • Nuclear Disaster: The Chernobyl Disaster

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    serious nuclear disaster. It pollutes the many areas around and increases the incidence of cancer around the inhabitants. Since the Chernobyl accident, the Soviet Union suffered a heavy blow disaster, while enhancing the worldwide nuclear power industry for safety concerns, and slowed the progress of a series of nuclear power engineering. Disaster occurs mainly due to the failure of the reactor design, and employee carelessness and violation of the rules. The response to the disaster was also not adequately

  • Disaster Management: Roles Of Disasters In Natural Disaster In India

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    DISASTER MANAGEMENT : ROLE OF INDIAN ARMED FORCES IN DEALING WITH DISASTERS IN COASTAL REGIONS OF INDIA SYNOPSIS Introduction 1. A natural disaster is an event of nature, which causes sudden disruption to the normal life of a society and causes damage to property and lives to such an extent, that normal social and economic mechanisms, available to the society, are inadequate to restore normalcy. India has faced a number of disasters in recent years in the form of earthquakes, floods, droughts,

  • Natural Disasters

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    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

  • The Disaster at Chernobyl

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    The Disaster at Chernobyl On April 26th, 1986, operators at the Chernobyl Power Plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, ran what they thought to be a routine safety test. But fate was not on the side of these operators. Without warning, reactor #4 became unstable, as it had been operating at a low power for a possible shutdown and the reactor’s design caused it to be unsafe at this level of power. Internal temperatures rose. Attempts to cool the system produced the opposite effect. Instantly, the nuclear

  • Disaster, PTSD, And Psychological Aid

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    This brief essay will examine more closely the topics of disaster, PTSD, and psychological first aid. Disasters in the in this context come in two forms. Natural (earthquake, hurricane, floods, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves, drought or any other form of disaster not created by man) and man-made (war, rape, abuse or any other traumatic event created by a human and projected onto another human). Each of these events listed above both natural and man-made have the potential to produce Acute Stress

  • Holocaust as the Worst Manmade Disaster

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    Holocaust as the Worst Manmade Disaster The Holocaust was a terrible historical event. It took the lives of many innocent people. As Nazi Germany gained control of one country after another in World War II, many civilians were killed. These crimes weren't as bad as the massive and deliberate and well-planned killing of more than fifteen million people. Although the Holocaust was the worst manmade disaster in recent history, it taught the world the value of human life. The main goal of

  • Tornado And Natural Disasters

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    Natural disasters quite are quite common across the globe. There are of different kinds usually Earthquakes , Volcanic Eruptions and Snow storms. Based on the climatic conditions in my area Snow storms are prone to be occurred frequently. The main Natural disaster in the entire Central America is a snow storm. Even there is a chance of occurrence of earthquakes. But by observing the climate from past decades there is a very less chance of occurrence of earthquakes. Even though such earthquakes occur

  • Challenger Disaster

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    Challenger Disaster It was on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 A.M. that the shuttle Challenger, NASA flight 51-L, the twenty-fifth shuttle flight, took off. It was the "Teacher in Space" mission. At lift-off, the temperature at ground level was 36° Fahrenheit, which was 15° Fahrenheit cooler than any previous launch by NASA. It was the Challenger's tenth flight. Take-off had been delayed several times. Finally the shuttle had taken off. The shuttle had climbed high in the sky thirty-five seconds after

  • Industrial Disaster: The Cause Of The Bhopal Disaster

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    1984 , it is no wonder why this incident was considered as the world’s most tragic industrial disaster. Until today, Bhopal disaster survivors suffered with lingering long-term adverse health effects including but not limited to nerve damage, obstructive respiratory tracts, emotional distress, birth defects and escalated rates of cancer and tuberculosis. In the pre-event phase leading up to the disaster,

  • Oedipus The King is a Greek Disaster

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    that "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles is a Greek disaster. This hard to believe, remarkable play has been proven to be a Greek tragedy by Aristotle. In Aristotle’s thoughts, a classical drama must tell the story of a downfall, have unexpected twists of fate, cause pity and fear in the audience, and have a disastrous ending. There are many examples of these fundamentals all over the play to prove that it is in fact, a tragedy. With every Greek disaster, there is main character, also known as a “Tragic

  • Facing a Natural Disaster

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    Will you ever be part of nature’s disasters? Most natural disasters can be foreseen with the aid of advanced technology, but, overall, nature’s wonders occur unexpectedly. The majority of the human population does not know what to do before, during, and after a catastrophic event. The most common questions asked are: what is it, where will it take place, when will it happen, and who will be affected. It is important to have an understanding of what natural disasters may be and what could be experienced

  • Chernobyl Disaster

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    The Chernobyl accident is to this day one the worst nuclear accident ever along with the Fukushima nuclear power plant, with the difference that the Chernobyl accident was handled terribly by the government. The disaster occurred on April 26 of 1986, when a cut of power supply was being simulated and a sudden surge of power in the reactor 4 of the nuclear power plant generated the overheating of the reactor core that caused the detonation of hydrogen built up in its internal parts. This caused a

  • Disaster in Elizabeth Bishop’s One Art

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    Disaster in Elizabeth Bishop’s One Art Art is not life. More, it is a deception, mirroring experience and emotion, but never truly becoming that which it reflects. Art is attractive in that it is a controlled balance between rigid structure, which is too mundane for its purposes, and chaotic discord, which is too feral. Poetry is art. Loss is not. In her villanelle “One Art,” Elizabeth Bishop proves this to be so. The poem itself is an emotive crescendo, and while its speaker struggles to hold

  • The Chernobyl Disaster

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    Introductory Paragraph Mutations caused by the radioactive fallout of the Chernobyl disaster have included growth of extra appendages, deformation of body parts and several other health effects. The Chernobyl disaster was caused by a neglected reactor that caught fire and exploded due to low safety regulations in place in the nuclear industry. The reactor that caught fire and exploded was Reactor 4. The Chernobyl power plant was on the outskirts of the town of Pripyat.The fallout due to the explosion

  • The Chernobyl Disaster

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    On April 26, 1986 the worlds worst nuclear disaster happened just outside the town of Pripyat. Located not too far from the capital city Kiev, Ukraine. According to History.com, More than 70,000 people have suffered from the effects of this disaster. Along with much of the land (18 square miles) around that area will not be habitable for the next 150 years, forcing as many as 150,000 citizens to re-locate permanently. At the time of the explosion, Chernobyl was the largest and the oldest nuclear

  • Disaster Recovery At The Morgan University Library

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    necessary and important for library managers to carry out disaster drills and exercise. Drills will keep the disaster plan current and fresh in the minds of library staff. Disasters are unpredictable; Disaster Reaction Response is the immediate reaction to disaster. It may occur as the disaster is anticipated, as well as soon after it begins. Hence, reaction is the initial response to an emergency. In this stage, actions to deal with the disaster event take place (Coombs and Holladay). This action

  • Engineering disasters

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    wing, Columbia started to drag left. The ships' flight control computers fought a losing battle trying to keep Columbia's nose pointed forward. It’s very hard to say what steps, if any, could have been taken to prevent the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster from occurring. When mankind continues to “push the envelope” in the interest of bettering humanity, there will always be risks. In the manned spaceflight business, we have always had to live with trade-offs. All programs do not carry equal risk