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Weathering the Storm
Transcript of Weathering the Storm
Anna Postelle, Erin Worth, Tamara Grant
GDP of country- $17.35 trillion (2014 est)
GDP per person- $54.400 thousand (2014 est)
Economic System - The U.S. is a market economy. "private individuals and business firms make most decisions", "private marketplace", "US business firms enjoy greater flexibility than their counterparts"
GDP\Economic System of the U.S.A
Type of Government - Federal "federal court system", "bicameral Congress consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives"
Citizen Participation - Presidential Democracy "president and vice president indirectly elected on the same ballot by the Electoral College of 'electors'", "president and vice president serve a 4-year term"
Unemployment rate - 5.5%(1993)
Population - 112,642,503 (1993)
Occurred in the Eastern U.S. from Florida to Maine.
Happened March 12-15, 1993
The Superstorm of 1993
People\ Society of the U.S.A
Population Effected by The Superstorm
- Superstorm hit the big city of Atlanta, GA
- almost 460,000 people affected in the Atlanta area
- dense area
dense: the state of quality of being dense; compactness; closely set or crowded condition
Social Classes Affected by the Superstorm
Social class in Atlanta in 1993
- most of the population was working class
- the unemployment rate was 8.50%
- accounted for 364 lives lost
- no information was found about injuries sustained in the storm
Government Disaster Plans
- National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made better communication plans after storm
- National Weather Service (NWS) increased location accuracy higher than ever before
Population Density of America in 1993
Cities Most Affected -
* Atlanta, GA
* New York, NY
* Orlando, FL
* Birmingham, AL
* Boone, N.C.
- evacuation plans in the areas effected are updated
- new evacuation routes are being built along the east aronnd the coast