Disaster Essay Topics

Disaster in the alps

My coursework is going to be based on a newspaper report called ‘disaster in the alps’. The report is taken from 2 different, British, newspapers ‘The Times’ {a broadsheet} and ‘The Mirror’ {a tabloid} I am going to be comparing the to news reports. The incident happened on the 3rd February 1998, at 3:25pm in… View Article

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina struck the United States’ southern coast affecting several contiguous states. Almost two thousand people lost their lives and loved ones in this calamity and it is reported that the government incurred about $ 81 billion dollars worth of damages and even until today, New Orleans and the other nearby states affected by this… View Article

Sumatra tsunami disaster

Description: Preferred language style: English (U.S.); class: physical geography purpose of the paper: require the writer to seek out and investigate sources of info other than their own personal knowledge and experience. Research into a topic will yield new info, sharpen perception of a problem and lend authority to some hypothesis. Suggested topic: tsunami: the… View Article

The Next Catastrophe

A catastrophe is a sudden event that causes very great trouble or destruction or a bad situation.  This can be in the form of a terrorist activity or a disaster either God or man made.  After September 11, Business activities have been on catastrophes due to the economic implications of such disaster. Some countries in… View Article

A Scary Place in Louisiana Woods

More than five years ago, I went with a batch of friends to one of the villages in Louisiana.  Being born from the far-end south of the state of [your state], it was the first time I had a great view of the vast, green meadows of the plain.  It was springtime, and we were… View Article

Tornado: World’s Deadliest Natural Hazard

Abstract             Tornadoes are one of the deadliest natural hazards in the world.  The cost of damages they leave behind can sometimes be monumental.  Worse, they could leave in its wake hundreds of dead bodies – both humans and animals.             In spite of the many studies already conducted on tornadoes, scientists have yet to… View Article

Transortation – Key to New Orleans Tragedy

Apparently, the tragedy of New Orleans is caused neither by governmental incompetence not by racial profiling. Actually, it is caused by transportation problem meaning that the many families lack autos to drive out. Therefore, the city appears to be vulnerable to the catastrophe, because the rate of auto ownership is lower than in other US… View Article

Tsunami Maldives

Natural disasters act as strong bonds to join the hearts of people even if they live poles apart. Irrespective of caste, religion and creed, everyone sympathise with the victims and comes forward to help them. Helps pour in from every corner of the world. Even persons who have little idea about the locations where such… View Article

Tsunami Early Warning Systems

We have witnessed a lot of disasters occurring all over the world through the television, internet, cellular phones or other communication media. These disasters left us with ‘spill over’ effects that could last for many years. Our resources are depleted; we lose billions worth of property and assets, worst of all, we lose countless lives…. View Article

The Causes For Tsunami

Abstract A tsunami is a set of ocean waves caused by any large, abrupt disturbance of the sea surface (NOAA, 2007). A very large disturbance can cause local devastation and export tsunami destruction even to thousands of miles away. Predicting when and where the next tsunami will strike are impossible, but once the tsunami is… View Article

Tsunami Warning Systems

Do all areas that are prone to tsunamis have warning systems available? Unfortunately, the capabilities of technology are limited. We are told by Conrad Lautenbacher, (Lautenbacher, 2005) that, “Despite the extensive technology and procedures in place to detect tsunamis in the Pacific, no similar systems are in place in the Indian Ocean, which greatly increased… View Article

Typhoons Case

Being raised in a country where typhoons are frequent has helped me a lot. It made me the type of person who is always on his guard and very vigilant. Typhoons strike our country practically every month and it could last for days. On the first few signs of a typhoon coming, my instincts become… View Article

Disaster Management

There four phases of emergence planning including mitigation, preparedness, response and reconstruction. Mitigation phase involves efforts made by the charged management and the community in general to prevent any known and foreseeable hazard from developing into a destructive disaster. It also involves reducing the effects associated with the occurrence of a disaster. As such, this… View Article

Typhoon Pablo

Blown with the wind, deaths because of flash floods, fallen trees, and landslides. That is what happened in areas in Mindanao raked by the powerful Typhoon Pablo. Pablo moved swiftly on its predicted path, sending roofs flying off from houses, hundreds of coconut trees falling, flash floods ravaging the villages, canceling of flights and ferry… View Article

The Exxon-Valdez oil-spill disaster

The Exxon-Valdez oil-spill disaster resonated with important issues such as: the economic nature of legal systems, the safety and health of individuals as opposed to the power of corporations, and the debate as to whether human cleanup efforts or the natural processing of toxins by the earth provided a better remedy for environmental disasters. It… View Article