Natural Disasters

Instructions : Disaster Choose a natural disaster (earthquake, volcanic eruption, flood, etc.) discussed in any section of your textbook. Describe the disaster using the information below. Include a topic sentence in your introduction that foretells the contents of the paper. Introduce the two countries that have been affected by the disaster you chose. Prediction Explain how humans predicted the disaster 100 years ago, today, and what the expectations of future predictions are.  Discuss precursors, the use of technology, and the ability to determine exact locations or the expected scale of the event. Country 1 Summarize a specific event of each natural disaster for each of these countries. Describe each of these bulleted points for the 2 countries: What is their current population? What other Natural Disasters have commonly impacted these countries (you can include disease). Identify the most likely type of natural disaster to occur in the present. What was the approximate population of the country when those disasters hit the country? What are the projected population levels for these countries for the future, such as 2050? Recovery Include the recovery of the event by detailing how these cities/countries rebounded. Include details on how long recovery took. Include recovery costs in terms of life, physical possessions, money, etc. Include if the country never fully recovered, recovered somewhat, or completely recovered. Country 2 Summarize a specific event of each natural disaster for each of these countries. Describe each of these bulleted points for the 2 countries: What is their current population? What other Natural Disasters have commonly impacted these countries (you can include disease). Identify the most likely type of natural disaster to occur in the present. What was the approximate population of the country when those disasters hit the country? What are the projected population levels for these countries for the future, such as 2050? Recovery Include the recovery of the event by detailing how these cities/countries rebounded. Include details on how long recovery took. Include recovery costs in terms of life, physical possessions, money, etc. Include if the country never fully recovered, recovered somewhat, or completely recovered. Comparison of Countries and Conclusion Compare and contrast how each country was affected/handled the event. Discuss you think those similarities and differences came about?  Writing Resources: OWL (Online Writing Lab) found in your list of special courses plagiarism.org offers great information on plagiarism and how to avoid it Remember to properly cite your sources of information* * Every source used (including the textbook) must be properly cited using MLA or APA formatting. You must include a Works Cites section and in-text citations of the sources used. Assignments with more than 20% direct quotations and/or paraphrasing from other sources will not receive any credit. Papers with no references/works cited will not be accepted. You must have citations within the paragraphs as well a minimum of 2 figures or tables (Include title, reference, and figure/table # with all figures). Use examples, real data, etc. to support your answers along with a reference list and citations.

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