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Natural hazard trends in the United States

Pamela Sands Showalter

Natural hazard trends in the United States

a preliminary review for the 1990s

by Pamela Sands Showalter

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Published by Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center in Boulder, Colo .
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StatementPamela Sands Showalter, William E. Riebsame, Mary Fran Myers.
SeriesNatural hazard research working paper -- 83
ContributionsRiebsame, William E., Myers, Mary Fran.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13974482M

Cuba, Bangladesh, France, and the United States.5 Over the last three years, a detailed analysis of seven cases of good practice with particular focus on multi-hazard early warning systems for. Are Natural Hazards and Disaster Losses in the U.S. Increasing? PAGES , More than 35 major Presidential disaster declarations, including those for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, already have been declared across the United States in This is a harbinger of another costly year for natural by:

  County level hazard-induced mortality for the contiguous United States shows more spatial variability than the regional map (Figure 3). For instance, the highest values in the South are along the. 2. INTRODUCTION Human mobility4 in the context of natural hazards does not occur in a vacuum; instead, it reflects the socio-economic, political, demographic and migratory context of the countries where it occurs. It is a multi-causal phenomenon 5 influenced by preexisting conditions and situations, such as the levels of development, established migration patterns, .

The United States is becoming more vul­ nerable to natural hazards mostly because of changes in population and national wealth density—more people and more societal in­ frastructure have become concentrated in disaster-prone areas. For most of the 20th cen­ tury, the United States has been largely spared the expense of a catastrophic naturalCited by: Background Studies on natural hazard mortality are most often hazard-specific (e.g. floods, earthquakes, heat), event specific (e.g. Hurricane Katrina), or lack adequate temporal or geographic coverage. This makes it difficult to assess mortality from natural hazards in any systematic way. This paper examines the spatial patterns of natural hazard mortality at the .


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