Flashcards in Lesson 1 Deck (13):
Circumstances that go against our favor.
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Conditions of Disaster
--live in hazardous places
--When a hazardous phenomenom occurs
--no preventive measures have been taken
The probability of harmful consequences or expected losses( deaths- injuries -livelihood -assets-services) resulting from the interactions between natural or human induced hazards and vulnerable conditions
Widely recognized as the consequence of the interaction between a hazard and the characteristics that make people and places vulnerable and exposed
Effects of Disasters
Environment; Economy ; Indirect Effects; Physical Destruction; Emotional; Human losses. EEIPH
The ability of communities societies and systems to resist absorb accomodate recover from disasters whilst at the same time improve well being
Volcanoes earthquakes floods wildfires and mudslides often permanently alter an area's landscape leading in some cases to the destruction of local species
Even a minor storm can cause considerable damage
Disasters sometimes lead to a disruption in utility service background around impacted area. Medical assistance is often slowed. Bankw and other establishments are closed affecting people's income.
Buildings collapse or are swept away.
The effect of disasters to a persons's emotions are often much more devastating due to the death of a loved one, whole communities being displaced, or separation of friends and neighbours. Victims face anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder.