Disasters Natural and Human Caused. What are Disasters? Disasters are devastating natural, accidental or willful events that suddenly result in severe.

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DisastersNatural and Human CausedWhat are Disasters?Disasters are devastating natural, accidental or willful events that suddenly result in severe negative economic and social consequences for the affected population, including:Physical injuryLoss of lifeLoss of propertyPhysical/Emotional hardshipFailure of administrative/operational systems

Why Study Disasters?Can we agree to get along?If we want a peaceful planet, we study disaster to prevent human suffering

Disaster Exposure SurveyHow are we affected? How do we respond?How do we plan and prepare?

How do we study the result of Disasters?Disaster Exposure StudyWitnessed Event (in person)Witnessed Event (social media/TV/FB/Twitter)At the EventWounded at the EventFriend/Relative KilledFriend/Relative WoundedTotal # of people SurveyedHow can we alleviate suffering?Planning, preparation, response

Case StudiesNatural DisasterHurricane Katrina (2005) vs- Sandy (2012)

Human Disaster9/11 (2001) vs- Boston Marathon BombingsLessons LearnedLessons learned from Katrina

Lessons learned from 9/11

This weekPredicting Natural DisastersPlanning for Human DisastersResponding to Disasters

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