NH 3_5 - NH March 5, 2012 Natural service functions of...

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NH March 5, 2012 Natural service functions of severe weather o Lightning and wildfire o Wind and forest ecosystems Minimizing severe weather hazards o Doplar radar o Tornado watches, warnings and shelters Watch given for a large area because weather conditions are right for a tornado Warning is where a tornado has actually been seen or detected o The “wolf effect” People don’t react when you cry wolf too many times o Ice storm power outages o Insurance Mitigation o Disaster aid Aid following Hurricane Mitch in 1998 compensated for less than 10% of losses Electricity loss on islands is slow to be restored, resulting in spoiled food Ethnic differences in aid applications between Florida City and Homestead following Hurricane Andrew o Insurance Rare in LDEs Insurance against hail damage is common in the US Insurers paid out $2.6 billion for wind damage from Hurricane Hugo in 1989 Availability of insurance for storm-related damage in coastal areas may
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