If a levee fails it can cause a tremendous amount of damage depending on the

If a levee fails it can cause a tremendous amount of

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If a levee fails it can cause a tremendous amount of damage depending on the area where it failed. With the example of New Orleans, when that system or systems of levees failed it cause one of the worst flooding incidents the U.S. has ever seen. Other then levees you can prevent disasters by the use of sandbags around your home. You can also make sure that your
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5 CAN PLANNING PREVENT NATURAL DISASTERS valuables are as high as you can get them. One of the biggest things that cause problems is people trying to drive through a flooded area. If there is water on the ground do not drive through it. Just 6 inches of water can stall out a vehicle and 2 feet of water can float most cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles (2016). One of the best things that you can do is to make sure you are on higher ground. If you have a choice, do not live in places under the water level. If you do not have a choice then evacuates the area if there is a good chance for a flood. If you are hiking or camping, make sure you always have a way of escaping a place that can flash flood. Always have a evacuation plan on how to get your family out safely. Another good thing to do is to shut off the power/electricity and any other utilities you have before you evacuate just to be on the safe side. A hurricane is one of those events that I have been through a few times in my life. There are a lot of things that you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones. First, if there is a hurricane coming in your direction, and you live near the coast, get out. Pack up your things and move inland. There is not much you can do if you are going through the middle of one if things get out of hand. Emergency vehicles will most likely not be able to get to you for a long time so the best thing to do is just get out. Before you leave you can protect your property by boarding up all your windows to protect them. You can ensure that there are no lose items in your yard that the wind can pick up and use as a projectile. Throughout the year you can make sure that trees that are leaning or dying get chopped down so they do not fall down during a storm. If you do not get out before the storm, make sure that you know the evacuation route in case it is called for. Ensure that every one of your family members knows where to meet up in case of getting separated. Stay inside and away from windows and doors. Some of the best places to take shelter in your home is in the basement or bathroom (2016). Be aware of the possibility of a
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6 CAN PLANNING PREVENT NATURAL DISASTERS storm surge as well if you are in that zone. Storm surges can be just as or even more deadly than the wind itself. The last natural disaster that I am going to discuss in this paper is the tornadoes.
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