Effects of Floods

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EFFECTS OF FLOODS

Floods are mostly caused by the intensive rainfall that incereases the water level dramatically and results excessive water overflow that might have some devastating effects on te endangerd areas. This unexpected hazard might have a significant impact on both economy and human beings. Firstly, an overflow of the expanse of water has a considerable impact on the economy of the country. The submergence of the land, results in a destruction of buildings and roads which , in turns , is strictly connected with the rebuilding cost including resources used for resisting flood , fire control and aid workers. As quite frequently the damaged buildings are sites for business running , the revenue loss in production and industry may contribute , to severe economic detoriation. Repetitive floods may discourage foreign investments from the private sector and therefore weaken the economy. Furthermore , water that covers agricultural lands leads to the damage of crops or even loss of livestock , and the resulting food shortage is responsible for increased food prices. Moreover, inundated areas are inaccessible , unattractive and lack both the utilities and services , and therefore a temporary decline in turism might occur. Recurring floods may result in a forced migration towards safer areas and a mass movement , especially of skilled labour , might have a very harmful effect on the growth of the local economy. Secondly, floods might have an impact in human beings . Lost of property leaves people homeless , destruction of crops might lead to starvation, not mentioning the direct death or injury resulting from facing the flood. Damaged buildings and consequently,the limited services and utilities , expose people to lower standards of living, deprive them of professional medical heaalthcare and isolate them from the rest of society. What's more, a direct contact with contamined water may trigger waret-borne diseases that can make people feel...
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