Hazard Risk/Risk Analysis Essay

Choose a natural disaster or technological hazard from the list below and use the basic skills of risk analysis to report the details and record the responses from officials responding to the incident as outlined below.

  • Storm surges
  • Landslides
  • Severe winter storms
  • Droughts
  • Extreme heat
  • Avalanche
  • Coastal erosion
  • Thunderstorm
  • Hailstorms
  • Snow avalanches
  • Land subsidence
  • Expansive soils
  • Dam failures
  • Hazardous materials
  • Gas line or water main breaks
  • Nuclear accidents

Here is what is required of you: Briefly explain the natural disaster or technological hazard you have chosen. Choose a particular event in history that involved your chosen hazard or disaster. Report the details of it and the responses taken by city, state and federal government officials.

Your essay should be 3-4 pages long, cite at least three different sources.