EPS 131 Disasters

We live in an uncertain world.  Hazards and risk are common.  The world is a complex system.  How can we understand and manage our exposure to hazards and risk?   How can we recover when the worst happens? The world wide web offers many new possibilities.  In this course, we will discuss a number of examples, drawn from the field of natural hazards -- earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and the like -- as well as hazards in other fields as time permits.

Atmospheric Rivers

 

From the Washington Post:  An extended soaking lies ahead for the Pacific Northwest, where at least four episodes of rain and downpours will drench parts of Washington state, Oregon and Northern California over the next week.

It is all thanks to a series of “…

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Forced Relocations due to Natural Disasters

 

Primarily due to wildfires and floods.

Hurricane Lorenzo

 

Hurricane Lorenzo, one of the strongest central Atlantic hurricanes