07a Natural Hazard - Natural Hazards: The Management...

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Natural Hazards: The Management Challenge Jery R. Stedinger Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Cornell University
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California Hazards
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ook at what other Nature oes Look at what Mother Nature does Floods in Bangladesh & China each killed 250,000 people. 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia killed 220,000 people In US in 1989-90: Hurricane Hugo $ 9 billion, 49 dead, 300,00 families affected Loma Prieta $6 billion, 13 dead, 6 million effected Single 1990 hail storm in Denver, $1 billion damages. 1990 Santa Barbara wildfire, $250 million damages. Recent estimate is that natural disasters cost $50 billion per year in the United States! New Orleans goes underwater in 2005. Deaths 1,330; damage $96 BILLION
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resentation Outline Presentation Outline Natural hazards– what are they? Disaster Management Cycle Risk Assessment– natural hazards & social vulnerability Mitigation Activities– cience and planning can help science and planning can help uch of this talk was extracted from: Much of this talk was extracted from: Tim Cohn, Natural Disasters: A Fresh Look U.S. Geological Survey, Feb. 2002
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Worldwide Impact of Natural Hazards (%) 35 ig Damage From Zillman in Natural Disaster Management, Tudor Rose, 1999. 25 30 Sig. Damage Deaths 15 20 5 10 0 Flood s T. Cy c Earth q Dr ou g La n d Epide m Ot h e r cl ones qu a kes gh t li es ics
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US Losses due to Natural Hazards (Cutter and Emirch, 2005) .
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What are the major Natural Hazards? Inland Floods & Tsunamis ornadoes Tornadoes Hurricane ire Fire Landslides Earthquakes Volcanoes
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land Floods Inland Floods
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Regions of Major Flooding for Conterminous nited States January 1993 ebruary 1999 United States, January 1993-February 1999.
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http://www.foxnews.com/images/204086/24_27 _051506_ne_floods.jpg May 15, 2006 esidents paddle Residents paddle through flooded streets Lowell Mass in Lowell, Mass http://www.foxnews.com/images/ 204086/12_24_051506_flood01.jpg By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Tue May 16, 7:41 PM ETMETHUEN, Mass. - Driving rains that caused the worst flooding in New England since the 1930s finally eased up Tuesday, but washed-out roads and the danger of dam breaks prevented many people from returning to their homes.
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993 Mississippi Flood 1993 Mississippi Flood 50 lives lost $16 Billion damages
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From Newsweek , p. 42, Aug. 28, 1989. Bangladesh: 1988 some 75% of country flooded; 2,000 deaths. A 1985 cyclone caused flooding that killed 10,000.
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sunamis Tsunamis
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orst 12 Pacific tsunami disasters since 1850 Worst 12 Pacific tsunami disasters since 1850 Event Location Casualties 2005 Indonesia 220,000 1883 Krakatau 36,500 1868 Chile 25,674 896 apan 1,959 1896 Japan 21,959 1976 Philippines 8,000 1899 Indonesia 3,620 933 apan ,064 1933 Japan 3,064 1854 Japan 3,000 1998 Papua New Guinea 2,182 923 apan ,144 1923 Japan 2,144 1861 Indonesia 1,700 1992 Indonesia 1,500 946 apan 330 1946 Japan 1,330 From Bernard, p. 59
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