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PREPAREDNESS REPORT Laura McGarry 1149 West Center St, Orem, UT 84057
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E XECUTIVE S UMMARY QuickStove’s Emergency Cube Stove and Emergency Cook Kit are two options for being prepared for an emergency. The company that wants everyone to be prepared for any emergency. Having a plan before an emergency gives people a better chance of survival. This report will provide a short overview of the types of natural disaster emergencies that can occur in the United States. Earthquakes, flood, tornados, hurricanes and winter snow are just a few of the types of disasters Americans can face. Knowing what to do before, during and after is a critical part of being prepared. This report is based on information from the web site and en.wikipedia.org. I NTRODUCTION A disaster is defined as a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society. The disaster can involve widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts. The disaster may exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. Emergency preparedness is not only for people living in California, or the Midwest or the Gulf Coast. Other communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. Americans also travel more than ever before to areas with different hazard risks than they have at home. Large natural disasters in the United States make the news and may impact thousands of people. The table below show the large disasters in the years 2010 – 2015. Year Type Location 2015 Wild fire Okanogan County, Washington 2015 Flood Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma 2014 Snow storm Buffalo, New York, Great Lakes region 2014 Tornado Nebraska, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina 2014 Mudflow Oso, Washington 2013-2014 Cold wave Eastern US 2013 Wildfire Yarnell, Arizona 2013 Tornado Moore, Oklahoma 2013 Blizzard Eastern US 2012 Hurricane Eastern US 2011 Tornado Joplin, Missouri 2011 Tornado Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas and Virginia 2011 Flood Mississippi River Valley 2010 Flood Albert Pike Recreational Area (near Langley, Arkansas) Source: T YPES OF N ATURAL D ISASTERS E ARTH Q UAKE Earth Quake also known as a quake, tremor or temblor result from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can be violent enough to destroy major buildings and kill thousands of people. The severity of the shaking can range from barely felt to violent enough to FIGURE 1 HOUSE DAMAGED BY EARTHQUAKE
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toss people around. In its most general sense, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event, whether natural or caused by humans that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by other events such as volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear tests. An earthquake's point of initial rupture is called its focus or hypocenter. The epicenter is the point at ground level directly above the hypocenter.
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