On the other hand in California in 1996-7 they were experiencing sub-tropical storms, it had been the wettest December in a while. Furthermore rail was falling at a high elevation causing snow of mountains to melt and increasing further water. Impacts included 23000 homes and buildings destroyed, 1200 evacuated and caused $2 billion in damage. This is less than the Philippines because they had some protection from levees on the Sacramento River however they did fail, due to the already saturated land. However it reduced the amount of water but also they had a bit of warning and many people got evacuated in time.
Lesson 9 Assignment The assignment for lesson 9 is LESN 9 ESSAY 5N. Below are your essay questions: 1. Discuss three effects that urbanization (including flood control efforts) has on flooding. Describe the various types of flooding and how these urbanization features may alter the flooding events and resulting erosion and deposition. Three effects that urbanization including flood control efforts has on flooding are water being forced into smaller channels that creates floods, the ground is also less porous and less permeable than rural land, which forces the water to run off instead of filtering into the ground, and natural buffers are destroyed that all lead to flooding.
The Dust Bowl According to West (2011), the word Dust Bowl is generally understood as an area whose vegetation is lost and soil is eroded. He noted that Dust Bowl is majorly caused by drought or unsuitable farming practice. Hook (2009) on the other hand noted that the word matters much to the Americans than to any other group of the world. He noted that the Americans understand the concept Dust Bowl to mean the parts of the United States (i.e. Oklahoma, Kansas, the Northern Texas, and the New Mexico) which experienced severe soil erosion caused by the effect of windstorms in the 1930s.
Secondary effects include respiration problems from the plumes of smoke, land slides from soil erosion, and economic losses. As the fires burn large plumes of smoke begin to saturate the air and make the quality of air very poor for breathing. According to (usgs.gov) over 70% of people were affected by respiratory problems from poor air quality in and around the San Diego area during the 2007 wildfires. Another secondary impact of wildfires is soil erosion. Soil erosion occurs when the land is depleted of valuable nutrients making it susceptible to landslides and mudslides in the wet
The hurricane strength winds which gusted up to speeds of 10 knots in the south-east England caused more than 15 million tress to fall down, blocking roads and railways and leaving widespread structural damage to more than 15 million buildings. In total, insurance claims were estimated to close to £2billion, making it the second most expensive UK weather event on the record for insurers. In contrast, while the St Jude’s Storm in 2013 also
There are several levels of poverty from an individual to national level and earthquake disasters impact at all levels. The 2010 Haiti earthquake struck in the most densely populated area of the country, As More than 78% per cent of Haitian residents live in poverty and Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere the buildings in Port-Au-Prince and other areas of Haiti were in very poor condition in general and were not designed or constructed to be earthquake resistant. The primary earthquake hazard directly responsible for mortality is surface seismic waves which cause ground shaking. This poses a huge hazard as buildings and other structures collapse, killing or injuring their occupants. This was the case in Sichuan, China in 2008 where severe ground shaking was the direct cause of death, injury and the catastrophic destruction of hospitals, roads and other infrastructure.
At the time of the outbreak, heavy rainfall contributed to the transport of livestock faecal matter into inadequately chlorinated drinking water, supplied from a shallow well.22 The result was an excess of 2300 cases of gastrointestinal illness, more than 750 emergency room visits, 65 hospital admissions, 27 recognised cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome, and seven deaths. The low incidence of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (a time limited disease requiring a laboratory diagnosis) relative to the number of gastroenteritis cases and high mortality are in keeping with concerns about the limited capacity of medical resources in any small rural community to respond to the sudden onset of an
But if my opponents did any research, they would realize that there is plenty of evidence to show that global warming is a real threat to this earth. In his essay “Now Or Never”, Bill McKibben writes: Consider hydrology, for instance. Warm air holds more water vapor the cold air, so there is an increase in evaporation in dry areas, and hence more drought—something that has been documented on every continent. Once that water is in the atmosphere, it’s going to come down someone—and indeed we have seen the most dramatic flooding ever recorded in recent years. In 1998, 300 million humans, one in twenty of us, had to leave their homes for a week, and month, a year, forever because of rising waters.
Exam Question 1 Deprivation is the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society. A key statistic that stands out in the data is that Liverpool has 50% of very high levels of household deprivation. This shows that the biggest need for regeneration is in Liverpool by far. The deprivation in Liverpool could be due to the industrial decline suffered in Merseyside during the 1980’s. When a city suffers an industrial decline, there is often a rise in unemployment, and there will also be a lot of derelict and unused land left behind.
As well as this, more than 1000 cars were washed away by the floods. This can be very stressful and upsetting for the people affected because they will have lost their worldly possessions that have both monetary and sentimental