The Hazards In California

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Hazards in California A disaster hotspot is a place at risk from 2 or more hazards; California is at risk from 6 hazards: droughts, wild fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and volcanoes Droughts Droughts are becoming more frequent in California in the years between 2000 and 2013, 43% of these years have suffered a drought however from 1906 to 1999 only 31% of these years have suffered a drought this proves that the frequency of droughts is going up. They are also caused by La Nina which effects are getting more severe. Wild fires As droughts have become more frequent so have wild fires from 1980 to 1989 on average there was 140 wildfires now from 2000 to 2012 they have 250 wildfires. This is not surprising as the lack of rain water

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