Natural Hazards In Canada


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Natural Hazards In Canada

  1. 1. Natural Hazards in Canada<br />By Yusuf Shalaby<br />9e<br />January 30th/2010<br />
  2. 2. CBC NEWS<br />February 12/1998<br />
  3. 3. One of the biggest storms in Canadian history has taken place about a month ago. <br />
  4. 4. Areas in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick have been most affected by the storm, which brought freezing rain and 7-11cm of ice.<br />
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  6. 6. The storm started on the 5th of January, and finally ended on the 10th<br />
  7. 7. This storm is officially the most costly one in the history of Canada, as there were 130 transmission towers and 30000 utility poles that fell because of the storm.<br />
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  9. 9. About 600,000 people had to leave their homes because of the storm. The estimated cost of the storm was $5,410,184,000. This will have a big impact on the economy.<br />
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  11. 11. The impact that this storm had on society has to do with so many people leaving the area because of it, and the fact that many people will probably not want to come in the near future because of this devastating storm<br />
  12. 12. 28 people have died, many of them from hypothermia (because of the freezing rain). <br />
  13. 13. During the storm, 3 million people in Quebec and 1.5 million people in Eastern Ontario were without power while about 100000 people went into shelters<br />
  14. 14. 3 weeks after the beginning of the storm, there were 700000 people in the area without power. <br />
  15. 15. This storm will hopefully raise awareness of the destructiveness of storms and blizzards in Ontario, Quebec, and the Prairie provinces.<br />
  16. 16. In the future, we advise people in the area to constantly check the news forecast and take it seriously and prepare for things like this<br />
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  18. 18. Obviously in this area during the winter, the most common natural hazards are blizzards. They cause a lot of destruction and they usually result in a loss of power.<br />
  19. 19. Last month’s blizzard showed that, but to the extreme, with about 5 and a half billion dollars lost and the 700000 people with no power three weeks after the storm<br />
  20. 20. If you hear of a future blizzard, make sure you have alternate power sources, such as backup generators.<br />
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  22. 22. You should also have your shovel accessible to you for after the blizzard.<br />
  23. 23. If you own a cell phone, make sure it is fully charged, as it should work despite power outages.<br />
  24. 24. Thank you for viewing this slide show. We hope it has increased you knowledge about last month’s huge storm, and about what to do if another storm should come.<br />
  25. 25. CBC NEWS<br />A message from the government of Canada.<br />