(Original post by ColdKant)
I'll attempt to write it from memory...
Location: Cyclone Nargis - Burma, Irrawaddy delta 2nd May 2008
Primary effects -
95% of all building destroyed in the Irrawaddy Delta
140,000 people killed
1700 schools closed
200,00 farm animals killed
40% of food stores destroyed
Coastal habitats i.e. mangrove forest damaged
Secondary effects -
Sewage contaminated rice fields causing damage and
2.5million people left homeless
4 million people lost there livelihoods
over 70% without access to clean water
$4 billion dollars damage
How human activities impacted the effects of this hazard?
Indian Thai weather agencies warned the Burmese government that cyclone Nargis was likely to hit however the Burmese government reported there was little or no risk, increasing the number of people killed as people were not evacuated in time.
What was the response? how was it managed?
No emergency of evacuation plans in place
Burmese government refused aid initially as it would be a sign of weakness
Aid workers were only allowed inside 3 weeks after the initial disaster
32 tonnes of aid came from India including medicine, blankets, water etc
Aid was mostly only kept in cities maximising the damage to rural areas
Only 1 in 10 people received aid a week after the cyclone struck
Burmese army harassed volunteers
I didn't say how the cyclone happened but you should just know that
as it's independent from the case study also