Effects of and Responses to Tropical Storms Flashcards

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What are the primary effects of a tropical storm?

The primary effects of a tropical storm include strong winds, high rainfall and storm surges.

What are some secondary effects of tropical storms in LEDCs/NEEs?

Secondary effects in LEDCs/NEEs include infrastructure damage, barriers to rescue efforts, utility disruptions, fire hazards, health threats, flood damage and economic consequences.

How do the effects of tropical storms differ between LEDCs/NEEs and HICs?

LEDCs/NEEs often experience more severe damage due to weaker infrastructure and less preparedness.

In contrast, HICs have stronger building structures, advanced infrastructure, and more effective emergency management systems, leading to less severe impacts.

What are some immediate responses to tropical storms in LEDCs/NEEs?

Immediate responses include evacuation, rescue and immediate aid, providing temporary shelter and supplies, and receiving overseas aid.

What are some long-term responses to tropical storms in HICs?

Long-term responses include improving infrastructure, enhancing forecasting and warning systems, conducting disaster preparedness drills, and investing in flood defences.



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