Types of Disasters

Address the following in 3–5 pages:

  • Generally speaking, what are natural disasters? Explain.
  • What are the various types of natural disasters? Select 3 and answer the following:
    • How do they occur? Explain.
    • What type of and how much damage can be sustained? Explain.
    • What unique challenges are present during each of your selected disasters? Explain in detail.
    • What types of challenges are present across the entire spectrum of natural disasters?
  • Generally speaking, what are technological disasters? Explain. 
  • Consider serious industrial accidents and acts of terrorism for the following tasks:
    • Provide and briefly describe 1 example of a terrorist attack other than the attacks of September 11, 2001.
    • Provide and briefly describe 1 example of an accidental, man-made disaster.
    • How and why do they occur? Explain.
    • What type of and how much damage can be sustained? Explain.
    • What challenges are presented to first responders in the wake of an industrial accident or terrorist attack? Explain in detail.
  • Be sure to reference all of your sources using APA style.

 
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