Introduction The definition of natural disasters is any catastrophic event that is caused by nature or the natural processes of the earth. The severity of a disaster is measured in lives lost, economic loss, and the ability of the population to rebuild. All natural disasters cause loss in some way. Fields saturated in salt water after tsunamis take years to grow crops again. Homes destroyed by floods, hurricanes, cyclones, landslides and avalanches, a volcanic eruption, or an earthquake are often beyond repair or take a lot of time to become livable again.
The Great Depression lasted for many years and brought countless people down in the mess of it all. The three main factors to the economic collapse during this period was the Stock market crash of 1929, the failure of many banks in the United States, and a severe drought. The Stock market crash of 1929, also called the Great Crash, was a sharp decline in U.S. stock market values, which was the biggest factor of economic decline during the Great Depression. Although it was not the direct cause of the Depression, it worsened it by creating factors that led to economic downfall. On October 24 of 1929, otherwise known as Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded.
Media Coverage During Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina is one of the most horrific natural disaster in the twenty-first century in the United States. The hurricane hit on August 23, 2005, and ended August 31, 2005. The storm killed 1,836 people most of them from Louisiana and more than half of them were a senior citizen. The storm surge was twenty feet high. There are still 705 people missing after the storm.
Each of these phenomenon’s has left families broken, nations ruined and history wrongly changed. Because environmental, weather- related disasters and war have claimed the lives of many people, these events have had the greatest impact in history Some environmental disasters include oil spills and explosions. The Exxon Valdez was a cargo ship, carrying 1,264,155 barrels of oil, which ran ashore Bligh Reef, in March 1989. Over 200 miles of land was enveloped in oil and stretched about 1,300 miles across the shore line. Not only were thousands of fish, sea otters and bird remains found but billions of dollars were consumed in the cleaning up process.
Which 40% of the houses, farms, livestock are destroyed during Valdivia earthquakes, also they are 1,655 people dead, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless and $550 million damage. So for the Alaska earthquake, are also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake. This earthquakes is a largest earthquake that happened in North America and the second most powerful earthquake recorded in history. Which the earthquakes event are killed 131 people, and 119 people are die because of tsunami while this damage are cost $311 million in 1964
Hurricanes have heavy rain, strong winds, and big waves that can knock boats over, damage buildings, pull trees from the ground, ruin cars and kill lots of people. ' 'Basic Facts About Hurricanes, ' ' stated hurricanes are among the largest, most powerful storms on Earth. Hurricanes lose strength, as they move over land. Weather in they eye of a hurricane, is usually calm. Hurricanes have led to the death of around 200 million people, over the past 200 years.
Around 3 million people got effected by this earthquake 316 thousand people died and and the rest injured, and this also made around 1 million people homeless. Trying to find a place to sleep and have shelter in a small town which has just been struck by and earthquake is almost impossible especially when 300 thousand residential estate where destroyed or damaged including government buildings as well as 50-70 hospitals and 1,300 schools. Getting supplies wasn 't that easy because the transportation and communication links where almost all destroyed and the airport control tower was badly damaged and not in working condition. Many countries immediately appeals for humanitarian aid, sending funds and medical teams, engineers and support
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In Haiti, 80% of the populations were under the poverty line and on January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti (Amadeo, 2016) and more than fifty-nine aftershocks that followed. This natural disaster had a devastating effect on Haiti economy. Government and people around the world made donations and pledges of aid to Haiti. (History, 2017) About 230,000 people were killed due to the earthquake, and more than 300,000 people injured.
The storm also damaged about 1.3 million acres (5,300 km²) of forestland, 14.6 million cords (52,900,000 m³) of paperwood, and 3.2 billion board feet (7,600,000 m³) of sawtimber in Mississippi. Accordingly, hundreds of species lost their habitat, and chances of erosion and landslides increased. Hurricane Katrina not only affected the country economically and environmentally, but also
In this article you will learn about how natural disasters in Latin America impact the economy. The first natural disaster I will be talking about is the Riobamba earthquake which occurred in 1797. It caused over 40,000 casualties, most of them in the city of Riobamba. Because of this earthquake the city of Riobamba and the town of Quero were destroyed by a landslide. Many people died and many more were injured.
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900’s in 11 states along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood lasted from the beginning of April, through May, June and July and finally ended in August. During the flood, the river got to be as wide as 80 miles in some places and submerged residential areas in as much as 30 feet of water. The flood affected multiple states and the country in countless ways. Some of the ways it changed the country was in a social and political way.
Hurricane Sandy destroyed many buildings along the east coast. Sandy was a category one through four hurricane and that is a very dangerous hurricane. Those categories showed in all the destruction that was left after the storm. There were thousands of homes that were destroyed because of the flooding and the high winds that ripped through the towns. Many of people’s homes were not even in the same place because the high flooding picked the houses up off the ground and were move with the water.
August 29th, 2005, a category 5 hurricane made land fall along the United States Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina is considered to be one of the most destructive hurricanes the U.S. has ever incurred; displacing hundreds of thousands from their homes throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Consequently the U.S. economy was greatly impacted from the desolation that Hurricane Katrina inflicted. Katrina stretched over 400 miles across with wind speeds up to 100-140 mph; more than 2,000 lives were lost and over 90,000 square miles of the U.S. were affected. After the storm thousands were left stranded in attics and on roofs for days until rescue missions arrived.
Nyiragongo 's proximity to heavily populated areas increases its potential for causing a natural disaster. The 1977 eruption raised awareness of the unique dangers posed by Nyiragongo, and because of this it was designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of particular study, in 1991. About 147 people died in a 2002 eruption from asphyxiation by carbon dioxide and buildings collapsing due to the lava and earthquakes. At least 15% of Goma comprising 4,500 buildings were destroyed, leaving about 120,000 people homeless. The eruption was the most destructive effusive eruption in modern
Hurricane Sandy, a late-season post-tropical cyclone, swept through the Caribbean and up the East Coast of the United States in late October 2012. Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012. The storm left dozens dead, thousands homeless and millions without power. Total damage is expected to be in the billions of dollars. Several health care issues and threats were experienced.