Flooding

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Flooding

  1. 1. • GROUND WATER FLOODING
  2. 2. INDIVIDUAL• BEFORE – Keep a battery-powered radio – retreat to the second floor – Keep a flash flight – Follow emergency instructions
  3. 3. INDIVIDUAL cont’d• DURING Do not drive through a flooded area Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires Look out for animals
  4. 4. INDIVIDUAL cont’d• AFTERcheck for structural damagedo not use matchesboil water for drinking and food preparationTake steps to reduce your risk of future floods
  5. 5. • PROPER DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE.• CLEAN DRAIN• RE-PLANT TREES
  6. 6. • EDUCATE THE PUBLIC• MAINTENANCE OF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS• RELOCATE CITIZENS FROM FLOOD PRONE AREAS• PROVIDE EMERGENCY RELIEF
  7. 7. In October 2010 grounds in Haiti were flooded due to a number of reason and with it was a lot of effects.CAUSES OF FLOODING IN HAITI Hurricanes - TOMAS Land slippages - DEFORESTATION Poor management of land - IRRIGATION
  8. 8. • EFFECTS – Lost of lives and properties – Diseases which will eventually lead to death – Damage to infrastructure – Social effects
  9. 9. In September of this year TropicalStorm Nicole affected Jamaica whichtriggered flooding in many of theflood prone areas in the country. Thestorm left eight people dead.
  10. 10. • Some flood prone areas in Jamaica. Cave Valley in Clarendon Hopewell in Hanover Alligator Pond in Manchester New Market in St. Elizabeth Duncans in Trelawny Petersfield in Westmoreland
  11. 11. • EFFECTS OF THE FLOODING IN JAMAICA WERE MAINLY:• ECONOMIC EFFECTS• SOCIAL EFFECTS• ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS
  12. 12. OTHER PLACES FLOODED PREVIOUSLY• BARBADOS• TRINIDAD• INDIA• PHILIPINES• CUBA• UNITED STATES
  13. 13. • FLOODING VIDEO• Haiti• Jamaica

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