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Hurricanes occur in MEDC's (More Economically Developed Countries) and in LEDC's (Less Economically Developed Countries). They affect both areas however; both areas react and respond to them in different ways using different resources and aid sources

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Natural Hazards 1, a) Outline the causes of any 2 different types of hazards Hazards are possible sources of danger. Types of hazards are those such as hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. A cause is what makes something happen and is a reason for it happening. The two types of hazards I will be outlining the causes for are hurricanes and earthquakes. A hurricane and tropical storms are cyclones. When the winds reach a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more, it is called a hurricane. A hurricane is caused when a large mass of air is warmed up and the warm humid air begins to rise. As the air rises, it cools and condenses to cloud and rain. They are tropical storms. The hurricanes winds blow in a large spiral around a calm centre called the 'eye'. The eye is usually 20-30 miles wide and the storm itself may have a diameter of 400 miles. As a hurricane approaches, the skies begin to darken and the winds grow stronger. ...read more.


They also have the money to research hurricanes so they know what to do to reduce the impact of them as well as being able to predict where and when they will hit. MEDC's also have government backing and funding so they are able to research and monitor hurricanes so that they are able to reduce the damage they cause. The government also help to fund the training of personal so that they can help people in areas that have been hit by hurricanes. This makes it easier to rescue people quickly without inflicting injuries to themselves. For example, if there weren't any trained personal then when hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, people that were caught in the floods wouldn't have been rescued quickly and safely. The fact that people were aware that hurricane Katrina was going to hit the region of New Orleans, made it possible for people to survive it as they were able to leave the area and go somewhere safe so that they wouldn't get caught in the hurricane. ...read more.


For example when hurricane Stan hit Guatemala, mudslides made it difficult for aid to reach areas of the country as there was no access as roads leading into the areas were blocked or bridges were destroyed. If the bridges had been built to survive a hurricane, aid would be able to get to the areas sooner and save lives as they would be able to reach people in time. MEDC's and LEDC's are both affected by hurricanes, although MEDC's are able to respond to them quicker and more effectively then LEDC's. Both of them need funding so that they can research and monitor hurricanes so that they can respond to them, but the difference between them is that MEDC's are able to provide themselves with funding as apposed to LEDC's who are unable to provide themselves with the funding required. The research helps people to learn more about hurricanes and the more people know about hurricanes, makes it easier for them to respond to them in the right way so that they can save lives. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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