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Vulnerability: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill<br />Najeer/Jun Ha<br />
Vulnerable Population<br />Populations living on/near the coastline.<br />Workers on the rigs.<br />
Effect on fisheries industry by BP oil spill<br />
Socio-Economic Factors<br />GDP of USA (2010 est.) = 14.66 trillion<br />HDI (2010) – 0.902 (4thhighest in world)<br />Adu...
Community Preparedness<br />RECENT HAZARD EVENTS:<br />Hurricane Katrina/2006 Gulf of Mexico Earthquake/Exxon Valdez Oil S...
A Community's Ability to deal with a Hazard Event<br />Threat was identified quickly, and the government was able to respo...
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Bp oil spill powerpoint vulnerability

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Bp oil spill powerpoint vulnerability

  1. 1. Vulnerability: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill<br />Najeer/Jun Ha<br />
  2. 2. Vulnerable Population<br />Populations living on/near the coastline.<br />Workers on the rigs.<br />
  3. 3. Effect on fisheries industry by BP oil spill<br />
  4. 4. Socio-Economic Factors<br />GDP of USA (2010 est.) = 14.66 trillion<br />HDI (2010) – 0.902 (4thhighest in world)<br />Adult Literacy Rate – 98%<br />
  5. 5. Community Preparedness<br />RECENT HAZARD EVENTS:<br />Hurricane Katrina/2006 Gulf of Mexico Earthquake/Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (Alaska)<br />Oil rig warning system was said to be disabled on the day. Thus no structurally placed warning systems were available.<br />
  6. 6. A Community's Ability to deal with a Hazard Event<br />Threat was identified quickly, and the government was able to respond and govern further actions.<br />However, the government was unable to effectively communicate with British Petrol<br />

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