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COMPARATIVE RESEARCH ON NATURAL DISASTERS IN NEW ORLEANS AND SOUTH AFRICA

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

OBJECTIVE

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 rebuilding the urban places after disaster. Lessons have been learned by both ***** Africa ***** New ***** humanitarian aid work efforts both in ***** of what could have been perceived both in mitigation of ***** and all ***** superstorms to come on for these ***** other areas throughout the world. There is however, a silver lining in the clouds behind the dev*****station and d*****aster of the s*****rms in that awareness now exists about what can be done proactively to prepare for and reduce ***** potentialities of these natural disaster.

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

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

***** work entitled: "The Role of Institutions in Reducing Vulnerability ***** 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 and human hardship. " (Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation ***** the Provincial Government of the Western Cape. & United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ***** the Provincial Development Council ***** the Western Cape, 2005) The study of the Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation ***** he Provincial Government of ***** ***** Cape, along with the ***** ***** Councils and the United ***** Food ***** Agricultural organization in a research partnership that recorded flood levels in the ********** and in a multidiscipl*****ary method in the team formed to address ***** ***** area. The research was *****clusive of involvement of specialists in climate research, ***** hydrology, land-use, social risk assessment, disaster management and disaster impact analysis..." (Department of Social Services ***** ***** Alleviation of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape. ***** United Nations ***** and Agriculture Organization and ***** Provincial Development Council of the Western *****, *****) An extensive report is said to have *****en written concerning disease management and disaster ***** analysis. The focus of ***** report states an intent of illustrating "the interrelationships between the physical *****s ***** the hazard process, patterns of social vulnerability ********** the role of intervening institutional mechanisms to mediate the impact of extreme weather events." (***** of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation of the Provincial ***** ***** the Western Cape. & ***** Nations Food and ***** Organization ***** the Provincial Development Council of the ***** Cape, 2005) It is reported in the work of the

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