The Importance Of Natural Disasters

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Through the ages natural disasters have hit many different parts of the world. Many of these disasters caused a great amount of destruction, but also they allowed for society to come together regardless of their differences. Unfortunately, government response to disasters sometimes is not as quick as it is needed. Therefore, it is up to the citizens to come together and overcome tough times. This independent study will prove, through research and evidence, how natural disasters, despite the damage they cays, are a driving force in bringing people and communities together.

For example, in 2013 a vast amount of rain fell on Colorado’s Front Range causing severe flooding in the city of Boulder. Amongst the case studies mentioned in the article, a story is told of a Boulder resident named Sarah. She lost her everything except the clothes she was wearing during the flood. Also, she was trapped inside her car near a river and narrowly made it out alive. Despite her traumatic experience, in the following weeks Sarah was coordinating a relief efforts that provided the citizens of Boulder and the surrounding areas with home goods just weeks after losing everything.

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the coast of Louisiana as a category 3 hurricane. Hurricane Katrina was responsible for approximately $108 billion dollars in damage and close to 1,830 fatalities, making it one of the five deadliest hurricanes to strike the United States. Unfortunately, government aid was not quick to

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