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PLANNING TO PREVENT NATURAL HAZARDS FROM
BECOMING NATURAL DISASTERS
GEOFF N BOUGHTON

Disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes can occur in almost any area of the country, so it’s a good idea to prepare for them. Organize your home to minimize damage, create emergency plans, and make sure you have emergency supplies. Learning about the building is it safe and able to withstand a disaster? You should also plan what you would do in case of a natural disaster and discuss it with your family to make sure you are all as prepared as possible. In his essay “Planning to Prevent Natural Hazards from Becoming Natural Disaster,” author Geoff N Boughton explains any disaster that has occurred in an area can happen again, and other disasters are always a possibility. The use of appropriate building design, construction and planning methods can minimize the effects of significant natural event. Because of the varying of an event that its sufficient intense occurs in populated area therefore if the planning, design and construction of assets is not adequate to resist loads place on them, then there is a high probability that damage will result. Boughton defines a risk measure of potential to cause damage, he establishes the circumstances required to turn natural hazard into a disaster. In many instance countries like Australia is a large nation that has wide variety of unfortunate geographical conditions they have experience many natural hazards on a regular basis such as tropical cyclones, strong wind events, flooding, earthquakes, bushfires, soil erosion, and loss of arable land, hail, blizzards, and severe frosts. For instance Boughton describes his three basic elements to risk in the context of natural hazards. Each of these basic elements has to be presented in order to say there is potential damage. Boughton article he mention one of the concept of risk an “Event” that has the power to cause damage or disruption. Event is defined A thing that...
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