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Natural Disasters

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Alicia DeQuesada

on 10 June 2013

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Natural disasters are events caused by climate change or by environmental factors. Most of them beyond our control, and others are caused by global warming, pollution, etc. They come at unexpected times and places, we can for the most part predict, when they might but not their detailed timing . How do we propose to solve it? impact: What happened Tsunami and Quake in Japan "Tens of thousands of people remain homeless
you still have people fighting with insurance, companies, and for them it's been terrible and horrendous."
"Homeowners are tortured by uncertainty over ever-changing rules on how high they'll need to rebuild their homes to protect against the next storm; insurance companies have not paid out all that many homeowners expected; and municipalities are borrowing tens of millions of dollars to keep the lights on, the fire trucks running and the police stations staffed, waiting for reimbursement from the federal government for storm expenditures they had to fund out of pocket." Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that triggered a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north. 15,839 dead, 5,950 injured, and 3,642 missing Problems When it happened? on March 11, 2011, Earthquake in Haiti 2010 What happened? A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, making this the biggest urban disaster modern history When it happened ? January 12, 2010 Impact: More than 200,000 people were killed and 1.5 million were left homeless What is a Natural Disaster? Who in the Government is responsible? FEMA
(Federal Emergency Management Agency) Problems: Hurricane Sandy When poor countries face natural disaster, the cost of rebuilding is even more expensive since they are already in debt. In most cases like this, aid comes from international relief organizations, and they often take advantage of the situation. By using the country as a "laboratory" and an opportunity to "do business". They often set their own priorities with little coordination. millions of dollars are now being used to restore our boardwalk and shores. A major storm with winds up to 115 mph, and it was category three hurricane. Haiti 2013 over one million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid According to the UN: 358,000 people still in camps
500,000 people who are food insecure
73,500 children under 5 years of age facing malnutrition. Haiti is also likely to face a second consecutive below average harvest due to early season dryness and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy which affected 1.5 million people. Problems lack of preparation on the nuclear power plants Poor safe evacuation areas. Surprisingly, many of these supposedly safe evacuation areas were not located high enough and/or far enough inland, some who went there died large number of Japanese did not know what to do if a tsunami came. They had been trained in earthquake preparedness, but not in tsunami preparedness. Effecting Eastern Canada, Greater Antilles, Eastern United States, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. Dedicated to bringing home to the missing by:
Improving Safe houses
Financial Aid
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