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Using a named location, explain how hydrometeorological hazards can contribute to a tectonic disaster. (6)
this is what I've got so far; Hydrometeorological hazards are naturally occurring hazards such as flooding, drought, and hurricanes. These natural events can amplify the effects of a tectonic disaster, by increasing a countries vulnerability and testing its ability to cope. An example of this is in the Philippines, a developing, multi-hazard country, particularly susceptible to typhoons, which bring about flooding as well as landslides, caused by earthquakes. The world bank has reported that 74% of the population is exposed to two or more hazards, furthermore, annual damage costs are estimated at o.5% of the country’s GDP. Hydrometeorological events, such as flooding increase the Philippines vulnerability as it spreads water-borne diseases such as cholera by infiltrating water sources. It also slows down emergency response time as transport links become defunct through the combination of earthquakes and flooding.

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Can anyone help me answer this question pls?
Using a named location, explain how hydrometeorological hazards can contribute to a tectonic disaster. (6)
this is what I've got so far; Hydrometeorological hazards are naturally occurring hazards such as flooding, drought, and hurricanes. These natural events can amplify the effects of a tectonic disaster, by increasing a countries vulnerability and testing its ability to cope. An example of this is in the Philippines, a developing, multi-hazard country, particularly susceptible to typhoons, which bring about flooding as well as landslides, caused by earthquakes. The world bank has reported that 74% of the population is exposed to two or more hazards, furthermore, annual damage costs are estimated at o.5% of the country’s GDP. Hydrometeorological events, such as flooding increase the Philippines vulnerability as it spreads water-borne diseases such as cholera by infiltrating water sources. It also slows down emergency response time as transport links become defunct through the combination of earthquakes and flooding.

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I used your paragraph and just developed it further with more detail and reference to the question!:

Hydrometeorological hazards are natural hazards caused by climate processes such as floods, hurricanes and storms. These natural events can amplify the effects of a tectonic disaster, by increasing a country’s vulnerability and testing its capacity to cope. An example of this is in the Philippines, a developing, multi-hazard country, particularly susceptible to typhoons, which bring about flooding as well as landslides, caused by earthquakes. The World Bank has reported that 74% of the population is exposed to two or more hazards, furthermore, annual damage costs are estimated at 0.5% of the country’s GDP. Hydrometeorological events, such as flooding increase the Philippines vulnerability as they have the potential to spread water-borne diseases such as cholera by infiltrating into fresh water sources. Flooding also slows down immediate emergency response time as transport links become defunct, which can also impact businesses in the short-term. The Philippines experienced multiple hydrometeorological hazards in 2013, through to 2014, as an earthquake generated typhoon Haiyan, causing 6201 casualties. Following this, floods from a tropical depression killed 64 civilians, and this string of disasters left the government and aid agencies operating in a near-constant state of emergency. Along with disease outbreaks, major agricultural zones were destroyed, exacerbating the effects of the disaster by affecting the country’s international trade and farmers’ incomes in the longer term. Therefore, hydrometeorological hazards can severely contribute to tectonic disasters, significantly affecting a population.
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