The Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index system comprises of elements that help in the determination of fire behavior, as well as the impact of various factors such as wind and fuel moisture, on the behavior [...]
It is possible to state that one of the major reasons for the ineffectiveness of the response was officials' inability to foresee the loss of major communication channels.
Therefore, it is essential to know how to anticipate the place and time of the occurrence of a tsunami and to determine which factors are the main in assessing the potential wave's power and the [...]
On the whole, it is paramount for counselors to assist individuals during and after a crisis to help reduce the adverse influence of that crisis.
The explosion of the Chernobyl reactor remains one of the greatest and most iconic nuclear disasters of the 20th century. Using the principles of time, distance, and shielding, this paper will seek to determine the [...]
According to the expertise conducted by experts sit months after the fatal tragedy, it was found that the fire, which started in the lounge could be easily eliminated with the use of automatic sprinklers that [...]
Fortunately, today, there exist ways to predict hurricanes and their routes so that the regions that are likely to be under risk can prepare beforehand and take all the necessary measures to ensure the safety [...]
The wildland fire entrapment and the subsequent catastrophe happened when the team of firefighters was moving along an unburned area heading to a safety zone. Unfortunately, the team had not accurately predicted the speed and [...]
The scope of this document: responsibilities, major hardware and software procedures, disaster response, testing of the recovery plan. The purpose of this disaster recovery plan is to provide detailed guidelines to all the stakeholders when [...]
The analysis of the series of Haitian disasters demonstrates that rescue and crisis management efforts may be undermined because of such reasons as under-funding and collapsed infrastructure that substantially interfered with the fulfillment of the [...]
Hurricane Katrina that hit several regions of the US in 2005 caused some of the greatest losses in the history of the country.
Earthquakes are believed to be one of the most dangerous natural disasters, and they can have a lot of negative effects on both the community and the environment.
The state has already made considerable efforts to improve emergency preparedness strategy aimed at organizing homeland security efforts so that all the stakeholders could contribute to the provision of safety.
Starting from 1973, the world experienced an increase in the primary energy demand while at the same time the costs escalated thus transferring the cost to the final consumer of industrial products.
This was also one of the biggest failures in the history of the US government as it was unable to respond adequately to the challenges associated with the disaster.
In most cases, communities depend on government intervention for the management of disasters thereby, undermining the deployment of adequate resources to maintain equilibrium of the different aspects of the society to prevent the detriments of [...]
It is necessary to understand that the number of natural disasters is increasing because of an increase in the population, and a rise in building density.
The city that suffered the most from the hurricane was New Orleans. Moreover, the variety of people living the city presupposed communication barriers since there were many languages used.
The evidence provided in the materials shows that New Orleans is vulnerable to flooding due to its low elevation, continuous human interference, haphazard construction of levees, and disappearance of natural wetlands and barrier islands.
Investigation of the main hazards that pose a threat to the security of a certain community and its well-being is an important process that should be given great attention.
Scientists regard it as one of the most destructive cyclones in the history of the United States. In Haiti, the hurricane resulted in a major humanitarian crisis due to the destruction of infrastructure.
In this instance, the geological origin of the tsunami has to be discussed due to the fact that it plays a significant role in predicting the presence of a tsunami in the future.
The quality of the environment in the United States is subject to the socioeconomic status of the people. The disaster also revealed that the communities living near the industrial corridor had complained repetitively about the [...]
The mitigation measures for floods include the following; "control over rivers, establishing policies and legislation on the use of land such as terracing and assess to flood-prone areas".
While fire prevention implies an adoption of various methods for stopping the fire from occurring in the first place, fire suppression implies the elimination of fire as it occurs. However, it is impossible to develop [...]
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is situated in western Asia and is characterized by a considerable variety of landscape, from coastal areas in the east and west, to mountains in the south-west.
The present paper discusses the disaster epidemiology of Australia and three countries that are located in the Asian region. While the latter did not result in any financial damage, they led to the deaths of [...]
Furedi notes that the way people perceived disasters in the first half of the 20th century and in the 21st century is rather different.
The company created a breakdown of activities from the time the disaster struck, through the losses, and finally to the response measures.
In 2005, the Gulf Coast of the United States was hit by one of the strongest hurricanes in the history of the America.
The hurricane led to a major shift in the social arrangement of the populations in the worst affected areas. This led to a significant loss of jobs in the affected areas.
Flooding affects every region of the Philippines neighborhood, and several low-lying regions in the Manila City, such as Espino, Taft, Malabo, and Valenzuela, are usually among the worst hit in every series of flooding that [...]
Tectonic earthquakes are prompted as a consequent of movement of the earth's crust because of the strain. The USGS National Earthquake Information Center reports an increase in the number of detection and location of earthquakes [...]
Meteorologists had detected the in-building storm and warned the inhabitants to move out of the prospective path of the hurricane. The hurricane forced the authorities to evacuate hundred thousands of the population living in the [...]
Such volcanoes are capable of affecting the future of the world. This volcano eruption can affect the future of our world.
In the American history, records show the catastrophic effects of weather and in most cases flooding due to heavy downpour, hurricanes, and El Nino in the late 20th century.
Firstly, the source of the volcanic eruption has to be understood, as this natural phenomenon is one of the primary causes of a tsunami.
The response time upon the prediction of a tsunami is minimal owing to the rapid fall and rise of the sea level.
Usually, it is difficult to figure out the frequency of natural disasters and the kind of damage that can result from the occurrence of these disasters.
The purpose of this report was to explore the impact of Alaska Shoreline Erosion. Geographically, the North and West Alaska along the coastline of Beaufort Sea and Bering Sea are the most affected by the [...]
Due to a displacement of sea water as a result of displaced debris from landslides, a series of waves that has a potential of causing a tsunami is formed.
The areas prone to tsunamis on the Indonesian coast are: The west coast of Sumatra, the south coast of Java, the north and south coasts of West Nusa, Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara provinces, the [...]
Destruction of the environment was blamed for the hurricane because of lack of scientific evidence to explain the cause of the storm.
According to Wee and Myers, "Disaster is an event concentrated in time and space in which a society or a relatively self-sufficient subdivision of a society undergoes severe danger and incurs losses to its members [...]
In the United States and Australia, cases of aircraft accidents have reduced due to the effort that has been put by the authorities in the aviation sector.
In addition, fire outbreaks also contributed to the devastating effects of the tsunami. In addition, the question of educating and passing information about dangers of tsunami contributed to massive loss of lives.
In this article, the researcher explores the social cultural obstacles that perpetuate the many incidences of injuries among the Latino workers in the construction industry.
The validity of this suggestion can be well illustrated in regards to the crucial role that military personnel played, while participating in search-and-rescue operations in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and in regards [...]
The concept remains relevant since it provides fundamental incentives that enable managers to determine the feasibility nature of a project and its viability.
Tornados are common for some of the US states and it is but natural that people should be aware of the ways to survive during these disasters.
Tracking Acid Rain: The Case study of The Rust Belt, US Case Background The industrial heartlands of the US are located in the Rust Belt. While the metal plants are in the east; the automobile [...]
In order to make a proper assessment of the accident, it is necessary to carry out thorough investigation in order to find out the real cause of the accident besides establishing why the accident happened. [...]
In practice, New Jersey official has put in place a robust public health response plan and integrated it into the response and recovery operations of the disaster response and recovery agencies of the Government, which [...]
Since the product in this case is wheat, an examination of the work of Roberson is in order since through his examination of the supply and demand of wheat in the current global market it [...]
The experts declared that the people living around the mountain were in danger and needed to be evacuated from the area.
This paper discusses the key aspects of air pollution in Beijing with extrapolation of the same to the rest of China cities.
It was a grain storage and fertilizer distribution center for the farmers in the area with its stores on the periphery of a little town in a village of America.
Acid rain increases the accumulation of sulfur and nitrogen in the soil, disturbing its PH balance and ability to recover from acid deposition leading to overall diminished soil quality.
Debris materials and boulders reduce the capacity of rivers and obstruct the flow of water in rivers that are in New Zealand, and thus contribute to the occurrence of perennial floods.
Preview The interest of this paper is to explore the impacts of acidic rain on the PH of the soil and the leaching processes.
It is believed that the industrial evolution coupled with urbanization have aggravated the problem of acid rain and a rise of acidity levels in the atmosphere, notably in North America and Europe as well as [...]
In this context, it is true that plants will not increase their CO2 uptake in response to increased levels of the gas in the atmosphere.
The presence of water and MIC resulted to the occurrence of an exothermic reaction that resulted to the increase of temperature and pressure in the storage tank.
This high concentration of infrastructure is likely to increase the level of damages because a destruction of many buildings is likely to result in higher human deaths and more financial losses.
As from 1978, the ICS was not only used in response to wild land fires but also in response to urban fires and to this regard, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and [...]
The article titled The Incident, Response and Settlement by the Bhopal Information Center briefly explains the circumstances surrounding the accident and then goes ahead to explain the necessary steps that were taken by the company [...]
Additionally, the paper discusses the role of globalization in these disasters and the measures taken by retailers in this industry to curb the reoccurrence of such disasters in the future.
The accident led to the spilling of large volumes of oil into the waters on the Gulf of Mexico, thereby endangering aquatic lives. The Deepwater Horizon explosion was the largest and longest oil spill in [...]
Because oil spill cleanup is very costly, this model indicates that use of booms to protect coastline is a cheaper strategy than cleaning the spill on sea since natural process will clean most of the [...]
This paper discusses the various sources of air pollution, the effects of air pollution, and ways of minimizing air pollution. Definitely, the destruction of the atmosphere is a serious issue of concern to many people, [...]
The disaster took place on December, 1984, when a toxic cloud of chemicals in one of the Union Carbide Corporation's plants was introduced into the atmosphere.
Sulfuric acid is the main component of acid rain. Effects of acid rain on soil Acid deposition causes serious alteration in the chemical composition of soil.
Tsunamis have gained worldwide notoriety following the two devastating tsunamis that have occurred in the course of the last ten years. Submarine earthquakes can generate dangerous tsunamis and that the intensity of this tsunami is [...]
Most of the gold that is mined in Indonesia is exported to other countries. This has made gold to be one of the most sought out natural resources in the country.
At the very beginning of the article, the journalist outlines the underpinnings for the flight, including the construction terms, as well as the importance and the purpose of the mission.
This is one of the reasons they rejected the request to take photographs of the shuttle in order to estimate the impact of the foam on the shuttle.
This is due to the relationship between an eruption and the geology of the area. It was observed that the mountain swelled and increased in size due to the upward force of magma.
Particular focus of the research paper will be dedicated to introspection of the perception of the business owners on the purpose for existence of their businesses especially on aspects of profit making endeavors showing how [...]
Due to the fact that Tornado is a natural disaster that locations around IUB need to be prepared of; there are lots of vulnerabilities in the University.
Face to face delivery of the message is the best for the family members and relatives because of the amount of humanely touch it can have on the recipient of the information.
The length however depends on the size of the wave since the larger the wave the larger the area affected and consequently the longer the period of time taken.
He claims that in a head on collision, a SUV is more likely to cause more injury to the driver of the other car and at the same time cause more grievous harm to the [...]
High Cost of Fighting Tsunami The total cost of tsunami could be billions of dollars since the damages of income generating business, and the cost used to curb the situation on the ground was quite [...]
The balance of input of energy into the earth and its eventual loss control the earth's temperature. Support segments will also avail their insights of the plan and comment on its closure or extension.
Insights gained from the chapters reveal that the main reason behind the problem of resource overconsumption which threatens the very future of the planet is the rampant overpopulation of humanity which threatens to drain the [...]
As a result, the formation of tornadoes can be affected by Bernoulli's principle since most tornadoes show a local vortex flow whereby the velocity of the flow is greatest at the center of the vortex.