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Disaster Preparedness project 2013

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Lisa Giang

on 15 July 2013

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Transcript of Disaster Preparedness project 2013

Lisa Giang
Period 3

A disaster is a sudden calamitous event causing widespread destruction that brings great damage or loss.

What is a Disaster?

You should get prepared now because you never know when a disaster might happen.

When and why should you get prepared?

Technological Disaster
A natural disaster is a disaster due to forces of nature.
Natural Disasters

Flood- an overflowing of water onto normally dry land.

Tornado- a violent destructive windstorm or rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground.
Hurricane- a huge storm with violent winds.
Technological Hazards are disasters caused by man especially from technological or industrial accidents.

Technological Hazards

Nuclear radiation- a form energy that is released but can be harmful if not used correctly.

Toxic waste- dangerous chemical compounds or waste materials that can cause injury or even death.

Transport accident- an unexpected accident involving air, boat, and railroad transports as well as accidents involving motor vehicles on roads and tracks.

Terrorism is the lawful use of force and violence by people who are against politics.
Pathological Terrorism- the use of terrorism by people who terrorize others for sheer joy.

Essential Disaster Preparedness Vocabulary
You should expect that your home and everything you own is probably destroyed or gone. Your old life is gone but now you get to start a new one.

How to Prepare for Future Disasters?
State terrorism- a use of terror by the government in order to control its population.

Religious Terrorism- terrorism that has to do with religion but is dangerous due to their willingness to sacrifice themselves for the cause.

What to expect after a major disaster?
A good way to prepare is to stock up on food and water that could last for a long time and start an emergency survival kit that is convenient and it should have everything you need to survive for at least 72 hours.
Emergency Broadcast is an emergency warning system in the United States.
Epdemic- a widespread of disease.
Evacuation- when people evacuate out of a place.
Fire Defensible Space- reducing the risk that fire will spread.

First Responder- a person who is certified to provide medical care and is responsible for going immediately to the scene.
Food storage- storing food for later consumption.
Homeland security- the department of the U.S. federal government protecting U.S. territory from terrorist attacks.
Self sufficient- able to provide for your own needs without help from others.
Survival retreat- a place where survivalists stay to survive.

TEOTWAWKI- the end of the world as we know it.
9/11- the day on which the twin towers were bombed when Arab suicide bombers hijacked United States airliners.
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