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

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

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

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

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