Classified Disasters That Your Area Might Face
Disasters may be classified according to how rapidly they get in and how long they last. In this classification, we have two:
Their impact is quick and their effects are great. Some of these include floods, tsunami or tidal waves.
Other countries like Mozambique are experiencing floods due to heavy rains caused by a cyclone by the name Kenneth! Nevertheless, sources say that it might also affect its neighbouring country, Tanzania.
Meanwhile, they are still in the process of recovering from this disaster as a number are feared to have lost their lives as a result. In Kilwa, Tanzania however, their government is all eyes as evacuation is in the process.
They are slow in onset but their effects are long-term or continuous.
They therefore include civil wars, famines, droughts and deforestation.
In this scenario, one large-scale event causes most of the damage and destruction which follows a bigger amount of suffering and secondary disasters may occur.
However, there are disasters that are most likely to occur in your area like wildfires, civil unrest, economic collapse, pandemics, earthquakes, agricultural collapse, world war and EMP (attack or solar).
Recently, my country Kenya experienced drought in its northern region of Turkana as well as Baringo county. This is due delaying rainfall as well as politics-associated reluctance, corruption as some Kenyans complain.
Generally speaking, floods and drought are top examples of cataclysmic disasters that are the most dangerous unlike landslides, tornadoes, earthquakes and the rest.
All in all, governments should devise ways of disaster preparation for the safety of its citizens. It should have excellent disaster management personnel from various fields on the ground, most of the time to avoid catastrophic incidences. As citizens, we need to cooperate with the government policies as well as help it by creating our own plans to hinder disasters from causing damages to our lives.
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