“Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed.
“In the late 1800 and early 1900's, infectious diseases were the most serious threat to health and well being.” Until the late 1900’s the leading cause of death was communicable diseases. As doctors gain more knowledge about medicine the death rate of those disease has substantially decreased. The three main illnesses of the 1800’s-1900’s were scarlet fever, tuberculosis, and chicken pox, yet a positive outcome from these horrendous sicknesses were antibiotics, remedies, and vaccines. Scarlet Fever was one of the many illnesses in the 1800’s. Although outbreaks are less common now as in the past, Scarlet Fever is one of the deadliest diseases.
History has recoded the horrific disasters worldwide. Disasters in history have always been heartbreaking and gut wrenching. No matter the magnitude of the disaster someone is afflicted negatively. Some disasters include environmental, weather and wars. Each of these phenomenon’s has left families broken, nations ruined and history wrongly changed.
The Problem i. State idea clearly: The Problem is natural disaster happening throughout the world like for examples there are many fire, floods, earthquakes, tornados, explosions happening. The blood people need and international problem. The health and safety people are in. ii.
A catastrophic incident could result in sustained national impacts over a prolonged period of time; almost immediately exceeds resources normally available to state, local, tribal, and private-sector in the impacted area; and significantly interrupts government operations and emergency services to such an extent that national security will be threatened. (Reilly & Markenson, 2011, p.274) Analyze and explain real-life examples of disasters that overwhelmed a community, and its local resources. Evaluate and describe why an emergency management plan can fail. This deadly tornado destroyed the southwest side of Petersburg and quickly grew as it hit the historic district of Petersburg city. There were several very well maintained, multi-story brick buildings that were leveled to the ground as well as some parts of the historic decorative trains.
Many believe that this is the causation of many earthquakes that have occurred in the last years. Water contaminations are a possible risk of fracking. With all the chemicals used for oil fracking, it could cause harm the human body. Although it provides many jobs and gives us oil and natural gas, there are many factors of fracking that has harmed the environment. Oil fracking, also known as hydraulic fracking or hydrofracking, has been used for roughly 65 years to get natural gas.
On the trail, accidents occurred frequently. The territory had a selection of dangerous weather like “thunderstorms, lethally large hailstones, lightning, tornadoes, and high winds”(OCTA OL). These drastic weather conditions lead to immense wear and tear to the emigrants’ wagons. A common danger that could lead to accidents was the unstability of said wagons. Pioneers would fall off the 11 foot wagons leading to serious injury with the possibility of being run over by one of it’s wheels.
It can extend far beyond the original impact as the entire communities suffers devastating and wide consequences. Rohypnol can affect families, health care costs, and productivity. Most addicts tend to be emotionally unstable and unpredictable, which causes the family to live in states of anxiety and fear about triggering an emotional outburst. The children can also suffer from neglect. This addiction is a serious disease that needs professional medical treatment.
Problem Although Haiti has been negatively affected by many health challenges, the most compelling challenge remains frequent natural disasters which cause high incidence rates of preventable infectious disease and mental illness. Progress Cholera: Cholera is one of the major challenges Haiti still faces as a result of the effects of natural disasters. Shortly after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating cholera outbreak, killing over 9,100 people (United Nations, 2016). Since then, efforts have been made to further prevent such an epidemic. However, when Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, the country faced a cholera outbreak battle again.
The Haiti earthquake last 2010 provided a terrifying major earthquake that cause a population loss of between 100,000 and 316,000. Aside from its weaknesses preparations for such disasters, the aid sector was also unequipped for the urban challenge. Other large-scale disasters such as the Tohoku earthquake in Japan last 2011 and tsunami, and the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines last 2013 as well as other numerous smaller disasters triggered by natural phenomena reinforce the increasing threat of such