Natural Disaster Lingenfelter

Citizens in new orleans and bordering states received

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Citizens in New Orleans and bordering states received notification and understood the possible impact Hurricane Katrina will have on their communities. The cities failure in several of the levees caused the majority of the damage leaving millions without their homes and destroying entire neighborhoods. These populating disaster areas rely on warning systems and in the long- run fail to prepare themselves through evacuation plans and preparing to mitigate the risks related to the comforts of living. There is a great need for early warning systems and educating the population for mitigating the risk to prevent to loss of life, electricity, communication, transportation lines, and water supplies. Early warning systems and forecasting are mainly established in those countries developed, but Cuba and Bangladesh are evaluated as great examples for developing countries for disaster mitigation according to the statement of tropical cyclones and climate change 2006. Local areas and conditions differ and in order to manage disasters, risk management models must fit the circumstances for the designated hot spot. “The Earth has a history of 4.5 billion years and the occurrence of disastrous events is merely a natural phenomenon in its long-term 4
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evolutionary process. The existence of mankind is in concomitance with natural calamities. Although humanity must wage struggles with natural disasters, their actions must be in accordance with the idea that human beings should be getting along with nature harmoniously.” (Gou, pg. 228) 5
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Works Cited Guo, H. (2010). Understanding global natural disasters and the role of earth observation. International Journal of Digital Earth, 3.3, 221-230. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17538947.2010.499662 Galloway, G. (2008). Flood risk management in the United States and the impact of Hurricane Katrina. International Journal of River Basin Management, 6:4, 301-306. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15715124.208.9635357 6
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