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COMPARATIVE RESEARCH ON NATURAL DISASTERS IN NEW ORLEANS AND SOUTH AFRICA

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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The objective of this work is to compare the natural d*****asters of New Orleans and South Africa in terns ***** survival statistics and ***** relation to children of ***** disasters in terms of symptomology, interventions and resources in rebuilding the urban places after disaster. Lessons have been learned by both South Africa ***** New Orleans humanitarian aid work efforts ***** in terms of what could ***** been perceived both in mitigation of disaster and all ***** superstorms to come on for these and other areas throughout the world. There is however, a silver lining in the clouds behind ***** dev*****stati***** and disaster ***** the storms in that awareness now exists about what can be done proactively to prepare for and reduce ***** potentialities of these natural *****.

INTRODUCTION

This work examines both South Africa and ***** Orleans from the aspect ***** a critic*****l analysis of what might have *****en done to mitigate some of the damage inflicted by the natural ***** in these two instances and further to envision what might be ***** in retrospect ***** strengthen the response of humanitarian efforts in ********** two occurrences of a ***** dis*****ster.

I. DISASTER ASSESSMENT OF ***** AFRICA & NEW ORLEANS

The ***** entitled: "The Role of Institutions in Reducing Vulnerability to Recurrent Natural Disasters in sustainable livelihoods development: Case Study South *****-Africa" relates the incidence in March 2003 when: "...a powerful weather system swept across the South Western Cape triggering widespread loss, damage ***** human hardship. " (Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation ***** the Provincial Government of the Western Cape. & United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the ***** Development Council of the ***** Cape, 2005) The study of the Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation of he Provincial Government ***** the Western Cape, along with the Provincial ***** Councils and the United ***** Food ***** Agricultural organization in a research partnership that recorded flood levels ***** the incidence and in a multidiscipl*****ary method in the team formed to address this ***** area. The research was inclusive of involvement of specialists in climate research, flood hydrology, land-use, social risk assessment, disaster management and ***** impact analysis..." (Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation of the Provincial Government of ***** Western Cape. ***** ***** Nations Food ***** Agriculture ***** and the Provincial Development Council of the Western Cape, 2005) An extensive report is said to ***** been written concerning disease management and disaster ***** analysis. The focus of ***** ***** states an intent ***** illustrating "the interrelationships between ***** physical *****s of the hazard process, patterns ***** social vulnerability ********** the role of intervening institutional mechanisms to mediate the impact of extreme weather events." (***** of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation ***** the Provincial Government of the Western *****. & United Nations Food and ***** Organization and the ***** Development Council of ***** ***** Cape, 2005) It is reported in the work ***** the

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