A wide-ranging, advanced and various approach is to be taken to reduce disasters, and support in bringing new tension to research on disasters, on pre- planning. Therefore, “to include disaster education and preparedness of the public as well as early warning systems is directly depended on us, in whom people at risk receive, understand, and act upon the warning information conveyed”(Abhishek 1). Natural disasters are the effects and result of natural hazards. Natural disasters, like hurricane Katrina, represent a serious breakdown in sustainability and disruption of economic and social progress and they signify to the great loss of human lives and their properties. The enormous number of dead, seriously incapacitated and homeless people after the strike of a natural disaster and the large amount of money to be spent for reestablishment and rehabilitation connects to a natural disaster.
Many outside countries will send in missionaries, food, toiletries, and clothing for the affected country. On some occasions, military forces are brought in to help keep the peace and to work as aid to the disaster relief agencies. In the United States, we have FEMA. FEMA is an agency dedicated to helping those who are affected by natural disasters. When FEMA is unavailable, the Red Cross is available to provide medical and supplies to the area affected.
Zephyr Mauibem Mr. Dendi, Mrs. Napai History, English 9 November 2012 Hurricane Katrina Imagine what it would be like if your home, your belongings, even loved ones were gone. This is what Hurricane Katrina was like for citizens in the Gulf of Mexico area. States like Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida were greatly affected. Hurricane Katrina was a turning point in history because it affected natural disaster safety plans. Katrina also caused financial problems, and changed the way people viewed natural disasters.
The contents of the pack were originally determined as part of Direct Relief’s participation on the Texas Blue Ribbon Commission on Emergency Preparedness and Response following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The preparedness packs include medicines and supplies to treat a variety of conditions, from trauma injuries to chronic conditions. Experience and feedback from partners is used to continually improve the contents and packaging of the pack. The versatile materials in the packs can also be life-saving during other types of emergencies, as demonstrated during the Haiti Cholera Outbreak in
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.
There were several hundred domestic flights in Argentina and Chile and several dozen international flights from Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina cancelled. In addition, Lahars (volcanic ash mud flows) had cut communications in areas and made access difficult whilst ash falls up to 15cm deep had blocked rivers and contaminated water supplies. By
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.
Tessa Inverary Walden University October 29, 2011 Trauma is an emotional reaction to a terrible event like rape, earthquake, floods, and accidents among others (Schein, 2006). Traumatic events can be divided into three major subdivisions; man-made disasters, natural disasters, and violence, crime, and terrorism (Schein, 2006). This research paper will discuss the effects of trauma on patients and counselor as well as traumatic events such as earthquakes and rape. Earthquake is a natural disaster that has claimed many lives including the recent 2011 Japan earthquake. Earthquake causes destruction of properties, displacement of people, and deaths.
Moral Obligation and Moral Distance The given statement invokes several moral questions and concerns in light of our moral obligations and boundaries. “There is an earthquake that wrecks havoc in Farawayistan so that 1000 people are left without homes or livelihood; and there is a hurricane in the USA that does the same”. Both cases depict a grave catastrophe that supposedly attract similar attention despite occurring in different geographic locations. At stake is not only victims’ basic welfare but also their lives. At this point, the ball is in our court.