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  1. 2O10’S DISASTERS IN PICTURES NOTABLE PHYSICAL PHENOMENA: EL NINO, LA NINA, EARTHQUAKES, LANDSLIDES, WILDFIRES, SEVERE WINDSTORMS, VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS, FLOODS, OIL SPILL, AND DROUGHTS Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA

  2. IMPACTED NATIONS Caribbean Nations, China, Haiti, Chile, Indonesia, France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Turkey, …

  3. IMPACTED NATIONS (continued) … Madeira (Portugal), USA (California, North Dakota, Minnesota, Mid-Atlantic States), Brazil, Peru, Russia,Mexico, Iceland (Europe,---), Taiwan

  4. IMPACTED NATIONS (continued Indonesia, Taiwan, Iceland, Europe (Poland, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic), USA (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida), …

  5. IMPACTED NATIONS (continued Pakistan, USA (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, California), Bolivia, …

  6. IMPACTED NATIONS USA (North Carolina, New England states, Texas), Mexico, New Zealand, Guatemala, Pakistan, …

  7. IN 2009, DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE EXCERBATED BY EL NIÑO • El Niño caused warming of the Pacific Ocean, which in turn caused Atlantic and Caribbean waters to be cooler.

  8. DROUGHTS

  9. CARIBBEAN NATIONS FACED DROUGHT CONDITIONS DURING 2010 DROUGHT ATTRIBUTED TO EL NIÑO CONDITIONS

  10. SAINT LUCIA BARBADOS SAINT VINCENT and the GRENADINES GRENADA ANTIGUA and BARBUDA JAMACIA GUYANA TRINIDAD and TOBAGO CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES EXPRIENCING DROUGHT IN 2010

  11. DROUGHT IN KUNMING, CHINA: 2010

  12. EARTHQUAKES HAITI CHILE TURKEY INDONESIA CHINA TAIWAN

  13. M7.0 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES HAITI A CATASTROPHE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE’S POOREST NATION 4:53 p.m.; JANUARY 12, 2010

  14. THE M7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE: JAN 12

  15. PORT AU PRINCE: 1.8 MILLION IN A NATION OF 9 MILLION

  16. EXAMPLE OF DAMAGE: PORT AU PRINCE

  17. PORT: TOPPLED CONTAINERS

  18. COLLAPSE OF UN BUILDING; PORT AU PRINCE

  19. DEATH TOLL REACHED AN ESTIMATED 220,OOO+

  20. M8.8 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES CENTRAL CHILE:3:34 am on February 27, 2010 Subduction Zone M8.8 Quake 500 Times More Energy than the M7.0 Haiti Quake 800+ Deaths; 500+ Injured Numerous Aftershocks Tsunami Waves Travel Across Pacific Estimated Loss: $30 Billion

  21. LOCATION: 330 KM (200 MI) FROM SANTIAGO

  22. LOCATION: 100 KM FROM CONCEPCION; 330 KM FROM SANTIAGO

  23. DAMAGED BUILDING IN CONCEPCION

  24. CONCEPCION: URGENT MASS CARE NEEDS

  25. CONCEPCION: LOOTERS

  26. CONCEPCION: ELEVATED HIGHWAY COLLAPSED

  27. LOCAL TSUNAMI DAMAGE

  28. TSUNAMI WAVES MOVED ACROSS THE PACIFIC

  29. M6.1 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES EASTERN TURKEY AT 4:32 AM THREE VILLAGES DESTROYED ALONG WITH MANY FARM ANIMALS AT LEAST 57 DEAD MARCH 8, 2010

  30. NORTH AND EAST ANATOLIAN FAULTS

  31. OKCULAR: POOR CONSTRUCTION

  32. EARTHQUAKES INDONESIA CHINA TAIWAN

  33. M7.7 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES INDONESIA NEAR EPICENTER OF 2004 QUAKE SUBDUCTION ZONE OF SUNDA AND INDO-AUSTRALIA PLATES 5:15 AM, APRIL 7, 2010

  34. LOCATION

  35. TOWN OF SINABANG (60 KM FROM EPICENTER)

  36. SURVIVORS FACED HARSH TEMPERATURES

  37. LANDSLIDES MACHU PICCHU SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MADEIRA (PORTUGAL) BRAZIL (RIO DE JANEIRO) TAIWAN

  38. RAIN AND MUDSLIDES IN MACHU PICCHU 2,500 TOURISTS STRANDED JANUARY 28, 2010

  39. MACHU PICCHU

  40. MUDFLOWS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:FEB 6, 2010 THE INTERSECTION OF HEAVY RAINFALL IN FIRST WINTER STORM OF 2010 AND BURNED OUT AREAS FROM WILDFIRES OF 2009 INCREASED RISK

  41. FACT: MUDSLIDES INCREASE AFTER WILDFIRES

  42. WILDFIRE- BURN AREAS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO MUDFLOWS

  43. MUDSLIDES TRIGGERED BY FLASH FLOODS DEVASTATE THE MADEIRA ISLANDS, PORTUGAL AT LEAST 42 DEAD FEBRUARY 20-21, 2010

  44. LOCATION OF MADEIRA

  45. FEBRUARY 21: FLASH FLOOD

  46. FEBRUARY 21:MUDSLIDE

  47. FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES PARALYZE BRAZIL WORST IN 50 YEARS APRIL 7, 2010

  48. RIO DE JANEIRO

  49. LANDSLIDE IN TAIWAN EXACERBATED BY M6.5 EARTHQUAKE AND RAIN APRIL 26, 2010

  50. LOCATION