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COMPARATIVE RESEARCH ON NATURAL DISASTERS IN NEW ORLEANS AND SOUTH AFRICA

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

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

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

The work 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, ***** and human hardship. " (Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation ***** the Provincial Government of the Western *****. & United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the ***** Development Council of the Western Cape, 2005) The study of the Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation of he Provincial Government ***** ***** ***** Cape, along with the Provincial ***** Councils and the 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 inclusive of involvement of specialists in climate research, ***** hydrology, land-use, social risk assessment, disaster management and disaster impact *****..." (Department of Social ***** ***** ***** Alleviation of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape. & United Nations ***** and Agriculture ***** and ***** Provincial Development Council of the Western Cape, 2005) An extensive report is said to have been written concerning disease management ***** disaster impact analysis. The focus of ***** ***** states an intent ***** illustrating "the interrelationships between ***** physical aspects of the hazard process, patterns ***** social vulnerability *****d the role of intervening institutional mechanisms to mediate the impact of extreme weather events." (***** of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation ***** the Provincial ***** of the Western Cape. & United Nations Food and ***** Organization ***** the Provincial Development Council ***** the Western Cape, 2005) It is reported in the work of the

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