Disaster Essay Topics

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

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was considered a super storm that wreaked havoc on the east coast, in the US. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, as well as the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane in history, only surpassed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Hurricane Sandy formed on Oct. 22 and started to dissipate Oct. 31, 2012…. View Article

Mass Disaster Victim Identification

The United States and other countries around the world have faced major disasters throughout history. Perhaps the most notable and most remembered among these are the September 11 attacks in the United States, Oklahoma City bombing, and the Swissair Flight 111 crash in Nova Scotia. These and the other major disasters have one thing in… View Article

Environmental Disasters

For the purpose of this article an environmental disaster is defined as a specific event caused by human activity that results in a seriously negative effect on the environment. Sometimes a natural disaster can become an environmental disaster, but that is a topic to be discussed elsewhere. In most cases environmental disasters are caused by… View Article

Hurricane Sandy

1, Background * The outline of hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy was formed on October 22 and dissipated on October 31. Its highest winds throughout all the date was 110mph (175km/h) and the lowest pressure was 940hPa. The number of fatalities was 253 in all, and all costs of damage, at least, have risen to $65.6… View Article

Hurricane Katrina and Sandy

On August 28, 2005 Hurricane Katrina was in the Gulf of Mexico were it was a category 5 storm and winds estimated up to 175 miles per hour. At 7:10 am on August 29 hurricane Katrina made landfall in southern Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It made landfall as a category 3 hurricane and maximum winds up… View Article

Risk Management Business Contingency Plan

The qualitative risk analysis performed in a previous report identified eight notable risks associated with setting up a call-center presence in Québec, Canada. As those risks are successfully managed, the call center will commence operation and start handling telephonic insurance requests from mostly French-speaking customers. (Only one-quarter of employees at this center will handle English-speaking… View Article

Tsunami: Science and True Natural Disaster

To conclude our report from the understandable of Tsunami happens in Malaysia, there is lot of memorable and sadness when the boxing day. Seven years after Tsunami, while the human dimensions of the tragedy will take much longer to heal the country has made major steps towards recovering from the worst economic effects of the… View Article

Natural Disasters

A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, tsunami, volcanic, earthquakes, tornadoes and other geologic processes. A natural disaster can cause loss of life or property damage, and typically leaves some economic damage in its wake, the severity of which depends on the affected population’s… View Article

Hurricane Katrina Disaster Response

Bureaucratic/hierarchical model is a kind of organizational management wherein all the members of the organization contribute for the achievement of its purpose which is to give the best possible performance. It has rules and regulation which the members followed. and the personnel took orders from the top. The advantages of bureaucratic/hierarchical model include the following:… View Article

Bhopal Gas Tragedy

On the night of December 2, 1984 forty one metric tons of methyl isocyanate also known as MIC was released from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. After one year of this incident almost 1800 people dies in this disaster and 320,000 people had been affected by it. By 1991,around 4000 people dies because of… View Article

The Disaster at New Orleans

The city of New Orleans is one of the most culturally diverse urban centers in North America. It was founded in southeastern Louisiana on the banks of the Mississippi River some 180 km away from the Gulf of Mexico. It was built in 1718 on the east bank of the river and south of Lake… View Article

No Fail-Safe Option by Eugene Robinson

In Eugene Robinson’s article, “No Fail-Safe Option,” he addresses that nuclear power is beginning to look like a “bargain with the devil” (Robinson 226). Robinson, a journalist for The Washington Post, aims his article at the Chernobyl disaster and the unlikeliness of the Fukushima crisis ending with the same result. Even though Japanese engineers struggle… View Article

Natural hazards and Natural disasters

There is a difference between natural hazardsand natural disasters. A hazard is an event orobject that is a potential source of harm to a community. A disaster occurs as the result of ahazardous event that dramatically affects a community. There are six broad types of hazards:1. Atmospheric Ð for example, cyclones, hailstorms,blizzards or bushfires2. Hydrological… View Article

The Titanic Disaster

John Eaton, one of the co-authors of Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy said that in the summer of 1907, J. Bruce Ismay and Lord James Pirrie, a partner in Harland and Wolff, met to discuss plans to build two ocean liners that will surpass anything built to date. This simple meeting set off a chain of… View Article

Disaster Preparedness

Name: Rivera, Rosalynd L. Prof. Tiongson Student No.: 2012- 78908 August 8, 2013 National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan: Disaster Preparedness According to the Word Disaster Report of 2012, The Philippines ranks third of the most disaster-prone countries. Because it is situated on a geologically unstable region and is surrounded by many subduction zones that… View Article

Closed-book vs closed-notes quiz

1. This is a closed-book, closed-notes quiz. No reference material (including assignments and labs) will be permitted for use during the quiz session. 2. The quiz contains the following types of questions: * Short essay type 3. Place your answers in the space immediately following each question. Quiz Questions 1. What does MAO define? Defines… View Article