Earth115 M - box for his family of four. I can’t imagine...

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Feb. 6 th , 2007 Article Summary #2 “Indonesians Still Seeking High Ground” By Seth Mydans February 7, 2007 New York Times After reading this article I realize how important it is to prepare for the worst. A devastating flood in Indonesia left its citizens to seek higher ranges in order to stay above the flood lines that surround their city. More than 200,000 people are homeless and the electricity and water supplies have not yet been restored to some 12 million people. This is a tragedy for the citizens of Indonesia as they are sleeping among dead people in the cemetery because they have no other place to go. This flood is noted to be the worst flooding in Jakarta in decades. The homeless shelters were over flowing with evacuees as some 8700 people were living in five shelters. One man made a shelter of a cardboard
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Unformatted text preview: box for his family of four. I can’t imagine what would happen if something like this hit Santa Barbara or anywhere else I may live. I hope these people make it through these tough times. As the flood line goes down the people are now able to return to their homes but shortly after it rains and the flood lines go up they must be evacuated again which leaves their placement opportunities scarce as there is limited space for the citizens of Jakarta. Many people chose not to evacuate any longer and camp out on the highest rooftops. The government dropped off food and water by boat to those people. Some died of illness while camping on the rooftops. No serious diseases broke out, however shortages of clean water, medicine and baby food were reported to become more of a problem each day....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course GEOLOGY Envs 115 taught by Professor Schultz during the Spring '07 term at Santa Barbara City.

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