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What is the major danger of hurricanes to coastal areas and how has the federal government historically responded? Explain the answer to your solution.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:09 am ad1c9bdddf
Hurricanes are a "triple threat" to coastal areas. They experience high winds, torrential rains, and storm surge.
Hurricanes form over water and begin to gradually loose power and their energy source when they reach land. This means that coastal areas will receive the worst winds, much worse than the inner part of a continent. These high winds can destroy buildings, infrastructures, trees, vegetation, and essentially any standing structure.
One of the biggest dangers from a hurricane is storm surges. This is when a the low pressure of the storm causes sea level to rise. This results in large waves that move inland and have the ability to destroy buildings.In fact, ...
The following posting discusses the major danger of hurricanes in coastal areas and how governments have historically responded.
Disaster Planning Options for a Small Store Front
Your swimwear shop is a block from Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL. You lease the location, which offers merchandise floor space and storage. Your business is quite profitable as the location serves tourists. Your supplier is located in Miami, FL and delivery is via truck. Your 20 employees are local residents. Several are full-time. Your shop is open 10am to 9pm. It's hurricane season. Develop your catastrophic and recovery plan to mitigate losses. From a risk management perspective, how do you prepare for a hurricane? Be specific. Include the intended outcomes and contingencies.View Full Posting Details