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07a Natural Hazard

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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Look at what Mother Nature does Look at what Floods in Bangladesh & China each killed 250,000 people. 2004 T i i S th t A i kill d 220 000 l 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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