ES 140 - Disaster Journal 1

ES 140 - Disaster Journal 1 - Allison Lo Professor Hall ES...

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Allison Lo Professor Hall ES 140 September 12, 2007 Disaster Journal #1 Summary On Tuesday September 4, Hurricane Felix, a category 5 hurricane, hit the Central American coastline devastating Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua and destroying many nearby coastal villages and cayes. 7,995 houses along the coastline were destroyed. The death toll neared 100 and many still remain missing. Many of the residents of Puerto Cabezas survive by fishing and catching lobsters and went out in their boats the morning Hurricane Felix hit. They went out to sea unwarned and unprepared for the hurricane. As a result, many residents blame the Nicaraguan government for the deaths because the government did not inform the people until it was too late – the government posted a warning less than 24 hours before Hurricane Felix devastated the coast. Also, aid was slow to arrive and many of the survivors were disgruntled and cold with no food or fresh water. Hurricane Felix was a natural phenomenon that developed rapidly over the
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course CAS ES 140 taught by Professor Fitzgereld during the Spring '07 term at BU.

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