Hurricanes and Scarcity. By Stacy Bodin. Scarcity is the condition of not being able to have all of the goods and services that you want. The supply isn’t enough for the demand of what is needed. Things often become scarce after disasters and scarcity becomes a problem.
By Stacy Bodin
Scarcity is the condition of not being able to have all of the goods and services that you want. The supply isn’t enough for the demand of what is needed.
Sister Hurricanes Katrina and Hurricane Rita both brought flooding to almost all Louisiana coastal parishes in the summer and fall. Many things in those areas became scarce because of rising water.
During Hurricane Katrina’s flooding problems in New Orleans, some residents who remained in the area were stranded with not enough to eat or drink.
Homes, schools, churches and businesses were destroyed. Many Louisiana residents found themselves without homes because flooding from both of the hurricanes left many homeless.
With so many schools at that time destroyed, school supplies were also scarce. The students lost their books, desks and supplies in the flood. The demand was greater than what was supplied at the time.
School buildings were also scarce and some schools had to share campuses. FEMA trailers were brought in or built to help with the supply and demand of the scarcity issues.
Donations and hard work from around the United States has helped with the scarcity of many of the lost home and supplies needed to meet the demands of the Louisiana communities.