Preface

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Preface

By | Jan. 2011
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Preface

This report holds some basic information on the given topic ‘Natural Disaster’. I had to go through some books and surf through the internet to get this project done and going through these stuffs was really interesting and informative. I have tried to include much information about the topic.
This report consists of an introduction to natural disasters, their causes and some measures to prevent these calamities. I hope the contents of this report will give the readers a quick look of the natural disasters and will be informative to them.

Acknowledgement

This report has only been successful because of the help of some people. First and foremost, I would like to thank our EPH teacher, Mr. Komal Sharma, for giving me this task from which I could learn many things and also for guiding me whenever his guidance was necessary. This project would not even have been started without his help and support.

Next, I would like to thank the following without whose help and support this project would not have been possible.

* www.google.com
* www.yahoosearch.com
* www.wikipedia.org
* Maurice A. Ramirez and John Hedtke (authors of the book ‘The Complete Idiot's Guide to Disaster Preparedness’) * Mary Anning (author of the book ‘An Introduction to Natural Calamities”

Introduction to Natural Disasters
A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard (For example, flood, tornado, hurricane, volcanic eruption, earthquake, landslide, etc.). These disasters depend on the vulnerability of the place to resist the hazard. For example, an earthquake is very unlikely to take place in a forest but a city like Kathmandu is prone to earthquakes. Thus the involvement of the term ‘natural’ is been disputed as these hazards do not take place without human involvement. Some of the deadliest natural disasters in the past 100 years are as follows: Rank| Death toll| Event| Location| Date|

1.| 1,000,000–2,500,000| 1931...