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Great disasters

  • 94 Pages
  • 1.77 MB
  • English
Steck-Vaughn Co. , Austin, TX
Natural disasters, Disa
StatementHenry Billings, Melissa Stone
ContributionsBillings, Melissa Stone
LC ClassificationsD24 .B54 1990x
The Physical Object
Pagination94 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24940490M
ISBN 10081144175X
ISBN 139780811441759

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Deadly natural disasters serve as a sobering reminder of how small and insignificant a human life can be in the face of powerful natural forces such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and forest fires, but they also often serve as the backdrop for astounding feats of human endurance, survival, courage, selflessness, and heroism.

Great natural disasters are rare, but their aftermath can change the fortunes of a city or region forever. This book and its companion Policy Focus Report identify lessons from different parts of the world to help communities and government leaders better organize for recovery after future disasters.

The following list of disasters in Great Britain and Ireland is a list of major disasters (excluding acts of war but including acts of terrorism) which relate to the United Kingdom or Ireland, or to the states that preceded them, or that involved their citizens, in a definable incident or accident such as a shipwreck, where the loss of life was forty or more.

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