children standing in front of rubble

The Effects of Disaster

May 26, 2016

According to a report from Lynne M. Borden,Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, The University of Arizona, To understand disasters, it helps to consider the types that exist, the duration of the disaster, and whether the disaster is natural or human-made. Each of these factors greatly influences the degree of stress that is felt within a…

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Rubble left in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael is pictured in Mexico Beach

The Cost of Disasters

May 24, 2016

Dangerous environmental disasters put millions of people at risk every year. Events that can range from floods to tornadoes are known to devastate entire cities and landscapes, and often leave people to fend for themselves for days, or even weeks or longer. In particularly high-risk zones, many people have to cope with loss on a…

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