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Department
Earth Sciences
Course
ERTH 2415
Professor
Claire Samson
Semester
Summer

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Lecture 19 Public Service Canada What makes a disaster Denali Alaska Nov 3 2002O fatalies0 injuredMinimal cost Logne HaitiJan 12 2010Mw70300000 Fatalities300000 Injured14 Billion USD2009 H1N1 Pandemic 428 fatalities For comparison 3000 SeasonalInfluenza fatalities in 2009 2003 SARS Outbreak 44 fatalities For comparison 1671 alcoholrelatedautomobile fatalities in 2003What about 2011 Snowmagedon The 2008 Economic Meltdown 2006 BSE Crisis 5 sick cows2003 BlackoutDisasters are essentially a social phenomenonthat results when a hazard intersects with avulnerable community in a way overwhelms thatcommunitys ability to cope
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