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Assignment 1: 1. What city/town and state do you live in? Look through the book – list the types of natural disasters that could occur in your area. I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to the book, the natural disasters that could occur in my area are tornados, earthquakes, floods, fire, severe thunder and hailstorms, and blizzards. Based on my own research, the more likely to occur are severe thunderstorms, tornados, and blizzards. 2. A) How many natural disasters occurred in 2011? How many great natural disasters occurred from 1950 to 2010? There were 175 natural disasters in 2011. From 1950-2010, there were 290 great natural disasters that occurred. B) What most likely accounts for the increasing number of natural disasters and huge economic losses worldwide? Increasing populations that are expanding into more locations account for the increasing number of natural disasters and huge economic losses worldwide 3. Define risk (3 parts to answer). Risk is defined as the probability and frequency of a hazard occurring, the level of exposure to a hazard (how many people and how much property will be affected), and the direct and indirect effects of cost of the exposure.
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  • Spring '09
  • Berelson
  • World population, family disaster plan

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