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Choose a city or county in the United States, and write a 1,000 word essay that fully explains 5 significant hazards (natural or technical) associated with the city or county. ◦Provide a brief description of the chosen city, town, or county. ◾Describe the population, infrastructure, and any previous hazards (if applicable).

◦Select and list your hazards. ◾Describe the causes and effects of each of your selected hazards.
◾What strategies would most effectively mitigate each hazard that you have outlined?

•Ensure that you appropriately cite all sources using APA format and list all sources on a bibliography.

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Choose a city or county in the United States, and write a 1,000 word essay that fully explains 5 significant hazards (natural or technical) associated with the city or county. ◦Provide a brief description of the chosen city, town, or county. ◾Describe the population, infrastructure, and any previous hazards (if applicable).

The city of Los Angeles, California is prone to many dangerous hazards that occur as a result of the city's layout, it's location along a major fault line, and the weather conditions that can ignite wildfires. Therefore, it is consistently ranked among the top 10 most hazard prone cities and has suffered at least one natural disaster every year according to research conducted by researchers. The city is most vulnerable to wildfires, earthquakes, landslides/mudslides, flooding, and tsunamis in regard to if a major earthquake were to occur, a tsunami would significantly threaten the city.

In addition, Los Angeles faces a significant threat that emanates from its geographical location along the San Andreas fault that runs throughout the entire geographical area of Los Angeles. This leads to many earthquakes occurring of varying size all year with estimates set at approximately 10,000 each year throughout the Southern California region, but because most of these are small earthquakes, they don't cause concern throughout the public. Nevertheless, Los Angeles is prone to experience a ...

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