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1) For each case study complete the table below:

Case study
time scale
Community
National
international
Cyclone Nargis
before




after



Hurricane Katrina
before




after



Tohoku earthquake
before




after



Sichuan earthquake
before




after



East Africa drought
before




after



SE Australia drought
before




after



Deep Water Horizon
before




after



Additional resources:
Nargis
http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-public-health-and-human-rights/locations/asia/BurmaCyclone.html
Katrina:
http://irgc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Hurricane_Katrina_full_case_study_web.pdf
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7590822.stm
Tohoku:
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/09/2013936537134520.html

http://joeblakey.com/geography/case-study-japan-earthquake-tsunami-110311/

2) Use the Course companion and
http://kennethgeography.blogspot.hk/2012/01/disaster-response-curve.html to write definitions for rescue, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Add these to your definitions sheet. Add some examples from your case studies to the definitions.

3) Write a paragraph to explain how responses are affected by community and individual perceptions. You'll need to refer to the 'risk' and 'vulnerability' sections of your notes.

4) watch the video and consider how this emergency response plan could reduce vulnerability in two or more of the case studies. How does it change the way towns could increase their level of preparedness? Write this in your notes.



5) Is it important to re assess the risk and the vulnerability of the population after a major disaster? e.g. should New Orleans prepare for another similar scale disaster to Katrina? Has the vulnerability of the population here increased or decreased? what about Fukushima?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24332346.
Prepare your response for Monday's lesson. You will have a 2 minute slot each to present your thoughts. You need enough ideas in case someone says your best ideas before you!