est 330 - The definition of natural disaster Six hazards...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
EST-330 March 1, 2010 Exam review- The North American- Low pressure center Bermuda High- high pressure (year round) Storm travels clockwise around the Bermuda high Storm spins counter clockwise Steering mechanism Hurricane alerts- Hurricane watch- should be the trigger that sets of your hurricane…48hrs in advance..threat A hurricane warning- completing protective action, decide evacuation plan…no longer a threat, it’s going to happen 1. Adequate amount of lead time to protect lives and properties 2. To keep over warning to minimum The most places Galveston bay Florida Keys The most vulnerable CITY - New Orleans- 30 hrs evacuation US-1990-50% population lived near coast line 15% of the world population lives in areas that are exposed to tropical cyclones 1988-Stafford ACT 1988- NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CHANGED THEIR POLICY 1900-Galveston Hurricane, the greatest number of fatalities Disturbance Theory-all natural system are recovering from previous disturbances
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: The definition of natural disaster Six hazards associated with hurricanes 1. High winds 2. Coast flood 3. Inland floods 4. High wave 5. Rain 6. Tornadoes Difference between natural disasters and natural hazards Natural Disaster- damage to infrastructure, involves fatalities Storm surge- The four phases of Mitigation Preparedness Rapid onset- short lived- hurricanes, wildlife fire CRED.ORG Hurricane Pam George Hadley William Dampier Ben Franklin John Winthrop- first scientific measurement hurricane William Redfield- defined hurricane William Reid- rotation different in north and southern hemisphere Pidington Joseph Henry Father Vines- first hurricane prediction Section 409 mitigation plans Section 404 mitigation plans Hazard mitigation survey teams Detection of natural disasters...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern