Emergency Management: Hazards

Hazard Analysis

Select a hazard described in chapters three and four that interests you (hurricane, flooding, tornadoes, etc).  Use internet media search engines (news.google.com) or disaster websites (e.g., www.reliefweb.int) to find a recent example of a disaster caused by this hazard.  

Write a 1-2 page paper addressing the following:

  1. The type of hazard
  2. The country where the disaster occurred
  3. The consequences of the event
  4. The cause of the event (e.g., excessive rainfall caused the flood; an earthquake caused the landslide)
  5. Any secondary disasters that occurred because of the event
  6. Was any warning possible?  Was a warning issued?
  7. Any interesting facts about the event
  8. A URL that provides a link to more information about the disaster