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How a hazard becomes a disaster.docx

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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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How a hazard becomes a disaster: Society getting resources Natural hazard (negative resource When capability of society is below Mississippi River .. best controlled river because of levis.. flood gates  Wants to change course, but flood gates preventing Social Scientists  Learn why people live in an area  Make adjustments How a hazard becomes a disaster Sensitivity of society/community to the hazard Sensitivity is a function of:  Exposure: Range of potentially damaging hazards & their frequcny  Vulnerability: Social and economic tolerance to hazards For natural disasters between 1971 and 1995  97% Fatalities, 99% of people a
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