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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 of survival statistics and ***** relation to children ***** natural disasters in terms of symptomology, interventions and resources in rebuilding the urban places after disaster. Lessons have been learned by both ***** Africa ***** New Orleans humanitarian aid work efforts both in ***** 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 ***** devastati***** and disaster ***** the s*****rms in that awareness now exists about ***** can be done proactively to prepare for and reduce the potentialities of *****se natural *****.

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This ***** exam*****es both South ***** ***** New Orleans from the aspect of a critic*****l analysis of what might have been done to mitigate some of the damage inflicted by the natural disasters in these two instances and further to envision what might be done in retrospect to strengthen the response ***** humanitarian efforts ***** ********** two occurrences of a natural disaster.

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

***** work entitled: "The Role of Institutions in Reducing Vulnerability to Recurrent Natural Disasters in sustainable livelihoods development: Case Study South 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 *****. & United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Provincial Development Council of ***** ***** Cape, 2005) The study ***** the Department of Social ***** and ***** Alleviation of he Provincial Government of the Western Cape, along with the Provincial ***** Councils and ***** United Nations Food ***** Agricultural organization in a research partnership that recorded flood levels in the incidence and in a multidiscipl*****ary method in the team formed ***** address ***** research area. The research was *****clusive of involvement of specialists in climate *****, ***** hydrology, land-use, social risk assessment, disaster management and ***** impact analysis..." (Department of Social Services ***** Poverty Alleviation of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape. & ***** Nations Food and Agriculture ***** and the Provincial Development Council of the Western Cape, *****) An extensive report is said to have *****en written concerning disease management ***** disaster ***** analysis. The focus of ***** report 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." (Department of ***** Services and Poverty Alleviation of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape. & United Nations ***** and Agriculture Organization and the Provincial Development ***** ***** ***** ***** Cape, 2005) It is reported in the work of the

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