This causes thousands of people to become homeless and displaced. Also, not every household had flood insurance, so then FEMA stepped in to assist these people. This process of FEMA stepping in to help people in need of emergency help is very expensive. Government funds are used to give people mobile homes to live in and money to help fix their destroyed homes. Insurance companies were pounded after the storm with many insurance claims due to all the flooding and wind damage.
The initial impact was devastating which left about 300,000 people homeless out of a population of about 410,000. Many of the people were evacuated to nearby cities, and the others lived in makeshift tents on the beach of North beach. In fact years later in 1908 these refugee camps were still in operation. The overall cost of the damages was estimated at the time to be 400 million US Dollars (around 8.2 Billion present Dollars). The fires that were a direct result from the main shock and the aftershocks were just as damaging because of the uncontrollable burning from ruptured gas lines.
The casualties are what make this hurricane the 3rd most deadly hurricane in history. By the end of this hurricane approximately 8,000 out of 36,000 people died from the destruction it left. To put these numbers into perspective that’s around 1 out every 5 people dead. To imagine the pain of the survivors think of 5 people you care about and imagine if one at random where to die due to such a tragedy. As if the hurricane hasn’t taken enough already there was several million dollars worth of property damage, that comes out of everyone’s pocket to rebuild.
About 42 percent of the amount of Agent Orange that we used was devoted to crop destruction; the products of hours of hard work were demolished within seconds. Agent Orange caused many people to starve to death. It has been reported, by the New York Times, that the herbicide destroyed 75 percent of the rice crops. Because people’s homes and crops were being destroyed, they were left homeless and hungry on the
This tragedy has left more than 11,000 people dead with more than 15,000 people missing. The Earthquake and Tsunami have caused extensive structural damage in Japan. More than 100,000 buildings are reported damaged or destroyed, including damage to roads, railways, fires in many areas with a dam collapse. More than 4 million household in Northeastern Japan are left without electricity and 1.5 million without water, with electrical generators taken down. It does not end here.
2011 Joplin Tornado Chris Ojugo America public University Disaster Management PHHE 606 Professor.. Bohl Shelh August 31, 2013 2011 Joplin Tornado ABSTACT Joplin, Missouri 2011 Tornado significance, rated F5, highest single tornado, since 1953, Killed 124,people, 9 people rescued, over 1,500 injured and destroyed over 8,000 properties. 24 minute warning time above average of 13 to 14 minute to touched dawn, average population during the day Monday to Friday 270,000,the day of incident Sunday average population of the city 49,000. ("Storm event survey," 2011) Introduction Tornado is a narrow violently rotating column of air that extend the base of a thunderstorm to the ground, among all atmospheric storm from rain, hurricane
Earthquake in Haiti January 12, 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 hit Haiti. Earthquake caused a lot of damage in Port-Au-prince, Leogane, Jacmel, and many of the surrounding communities. The earthquake left many Haitians homeless and with ruined crops. After 15 days the earthquake hit, the government estimated that their was 230,000 deaths, and about one million displaced people within the area of port-au-prince. 598,000 people migrated from the affected areas to other locations in Haiti.
As a result of an earthquake in Haiti (2010) up to 230,000 people were killed. The city of Port-Au-Prince lies close to the fault line where the epicentre of the earthquake was located, which meant that the city bore the brunt of the destructive force. A large proportion of the population live in poverty in slum areas, where buildings are built close together and in some cases on top of each other, resulting in a high population density. When the earthquake struck many buildings collapsed, killing people as rubble collapsed on top of them. However, the L’Aquila earthquake in Italy resulted in a mere 300 deaths.
Case study: 2005 Kashmir Earthquake The 2005 earthquake of the Kashmir region is the 17th deadliest earthquake ever recorded, killing approximately 79,000 people from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan alike. The earthquake measured 7.6 on the Richter scale. Earthquake area [pic] Fact file When: 8th October 2005 Where: Kashmir (India, Afghanistan & Pakistan) Magnitude: 7.6 Deaths: 79,000 (totalled from primary and secondary effects of the earthquake) Injuries: 106,000 Area of destruction 31.4km² Why did it happen? [pic] The earthquake happened because the region is on a collision boundary of the Indian and Eurasian plates (the two plates that form the Himalayas). These two normally push together steadily, but when they jam the pressure builds up, and then is realised as an earthquake, such as the Kashmir quake [pic] How were the people affected?
Over 1,800 people died and more than $81 billion dollars in damage was done to the cities. Life in New Orleans would never be the same after that day. The people of the United States just watched as Mother Nature destroyed years of hard work and labor in a matter of minutes and days. “The storm surge breached the city's levees at multiple points, leaving 80 percent of the city submerged, tens of thousands of victims clinging to rooftops, and hundreds of thousands scattered to shelters around the country”(Ted Jackson). “The American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Common Ground Collective, Emergency Communities and many other charitable organizations provided housing, food, and water to victims of the storm.