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Natural Disasters and Prevention We are at a time where our society is able to bring the full force of scientific and technological advances to reduce the number of human tragedy and economic losses due to natural disasters Although we must take an integrated and diverse approach to disaster reduction bringing new emphasis to research on disasters on pre-disaster planning and on preparedness It is up to us to include disaster education and preparedness of the public as well as early warning systems in which people at risk receive understand and act upon the warning information conveyed Natural Disasters are the consequences or effects of natural hazards They represent human property and economic losses and they signify a serious breakdown in sustainability and disruption of economic and social progress The overwhelming number of dead or seriously injured and homeless people after the occurrence of a natural disaster and the massive amount of money to be spent for reconstruction and rehabilitation equates to a natural disaster They are nothing else but extreme environmental events that impact human activities Hurricanes earthquakes tsunamis and volcanic eruptions are the most frequents threats as well as flooding tornadoes and droughts which are also prevalent UNESCO Because of these natural disasters there are one million people around the world that die each decade and millions more homeless each year FEMA Also economic damages from natural disasters have tripled in the past 30 years rising from 40 billion in the 1960s to 120 billio n in the 1980s FEMA In order to distinguish the amount of help needed after a natural disaster the United Nations Disaster Relief Organization has separated the amount of damages into three categories direct indirect and secondary effects Direct effects are the immediate but not necessarily the worst effects on a country These encompass the lose of property of state business enterprises and population damages to social and economic infrastructures and the losses of capital
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