What are Natural Hazards and how can we minimise the potential impacts?

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What are Natural Hazards and how can we minimise the potential impacts? by Mind Map: What are Natural Hazards and how can we minimise the potential impacts?

1. In the future we can protect our resources through active changes to the ways that the live

1.1. Have emergency equipment ready incase of sudden attack ex water, first aid extra

1.2. Have alarms set and emergency equipment ex life jacket

1.3. Live near places that are certainly not in danger.

1.4. Keep an eye on any signs that a natural disaster might be coming up in order to raise an alarm that a natural hazard might occur

2. Introduction

2.1. Definition: A natural event that effects people, cities, buildings, countries and communities

2.1.1. Looking to add a picture

3. There are ways that humans can prevent the impacts of natural hazards

3.1. When having floods or typhoons, go to high land

3.2. Don't live too close near the water

3.3. Have lighthouse lights to guide ships in dangerouse places

3.4. Have an emergency number ready

3.5. Have a specific way to protect your family quickly and safely when alarms comes ( e.g tsunami alarm father collects all family members at the balcony and altogether go to the highest mountain with the other people from the apartments.)

4. Natural Hazards can cause the following types of immediate damage

4.1. Location

4.1.1. Tsunamis happen near the ocean

4.1.2. Floods happen near the sea

4.1.3. Earthquakes occur along the edge of the oceanic and continental plates.

4.1.4. Hurricanes occur near the equator over warm ocean waters

4.1.5. Typhoons occur near the western Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Asia

4.1.6. Landslides occur with the failure of the soil and rock materials

4.1.7. Volcanoes erupt because of desnity and pressure

4.2. People and animals die

4.3. Buildings damaged

4.4. Serious innjuries

4.5. Trees uprooted

4.6. Land destroyed or burned

4.7. Houses uprooted

4.8. HUGE Damage

4.9. A lot lost and gone

5. In the long term natural hazards have both social, physical and economic impacts

5.1. Food supplies and medicine and treatment is gone, so it is not easy to quickly heal people which my lead to dying

5.2. Families and relatives are torn apart by dying or ending somewhere far away

5.3. The city/ country may need along time to rebuild their home again and their community before going back with their every day life schedule

5.4. Important people may have died in the disaster and leave the community clueless.

5.5. Network may have been broken down so other people do not know about this and can't be prepared

5.6. Could have been unexpected so people are very shocked and then panic which may lead into foolishness caused by the shock

6. Conclusion

6.1. Point 1

6.2. Point 2