A Case Study on Tsunami in India and Other Natural Disasters Essay

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A Case Study on Tsunami Damage in India

Natural Disaster: A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard that affects the environment, and leads to financial, environmental and/or human losses. Or
Any natural phenomenon that causes great damage and loss of life; The emergency situation that is the consequence of such an event.

A natural disaster is a disaster caused by nature, such as floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, lahars (volcanic mudslides), landslides, sinkholes, blizzards, drought, hailstorms, heat waves, hurricanes, tropical storms, typhoons, Ice Ages, tornadoes, and wildfires.
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The largest industrial disaster to date is the Bhopal Disaster.

2)Traffic Accidents: A traffic collision (motor vehicle collision, motor vehicle accident, car accident, or car crash) is when a road vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other geographical or architectural obstacle causing damage to surroundings which may be severe, injury to health or loss of life.

3)Oil Spill: An oil spill is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. It causes severe damage to marine life and may affect humans who consume sea foods. The Gulf Oil Disaster which happened recently in 2009 was know as the largest oil spill to date.

Effects of Disaster: 1)Hurricanes: Storm surge and tidal flooding is the most devastating and notable effect from a hurricane. Storm surge is the rising wall of water comes ashore with a land falling hurricane.High Winds determines how powerful the storm is, and how much storm surge and damage it can cause.

2)Floods: Traffic Flooding will lead to the damages of roads, collapse of bridges or traffic congestion, which may affect the daily operation. Flooding causes damage to farmland. Flooding usually brings infectious diseases, e.g. military fever, dermatopathia, dysentery, common cold (type A).

3)Earthquake: Shaking and ground rupture are the main effects created

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