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Managing Hazards

This unit is all about managing hazards.   Remember, a hazard is a natural event with the capacity to damage human life, property and infrastructure.  The effects of a hazard can vary significantly between Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs)  and More Economically Developed Countries (MEDC).  This unit focuses upon three hazards;
Tropical storms
Volcanoes
Earthquakes

What are Natural Hazards?

Tropical storms
Hurricane Floyd case study
Orissa cyclone case study

Tectonics

Earthquakes
Kobe case study

Volcanoes
Mount Pinatubo case study

How are responses in LEDCs and MEDCs different?