I need detailed answers and citations. The answers must be internationally based. I will be picking a best answer.
How do hurricanes affect the suppliers?
How do hurricanes affect the distributors?
How do hurricanes affect the consumers?
How do hurricanes change supply and demand?
What ways can companies benefit from these natural disasters?
What companies are already implementing strategies to benefit and help provide disaster relief?
How do hurricanes affect the shipping routes?
I have been researching this, and found other sources were needed.

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Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there became a strong concern in this country
about our ability to cope with natural disasters. Due to the expensive cost of
acquiring detailed data about the hazard before, during and after the event, many
agencies are putting systems forth to allow citizens affected by the events to
contribute details about their surroundings. This may be in the form of data sent
over a mobile phone, or Internet connection to a PC. Please weigh in your thoughts
about using this system as a method of coping with natural disasters by taking this
brief survey.
* 1. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
Yes
No
2.
Which of the following hazards have you experienced?
Flood
Hurricane
Earthquake
Fire
Tornado
None
3.
About at what intensity did the disaster occur?
Very low
low
moderate
high
very high
* 4.
Did you have access to the internet following the event
Yes
No
5.
As the event passed, did you feel that adequate updates about the hazard were
provided to affected citizens?
Yes
No
* 6.
Following the event, did you feel coherent enough that you would be able to
communicate in detail about your surroundings?
Yes
No
* 7.
Have you ever contributed Geospatial Information about a hazard or extreme event
online? (Through Google Earth, USGS website, Weather channel, etc..)
Yes
No
* 8.
Do you have any experience using a GPS system?
Yes
No
* 9.
Do you feel that your community has an adequate emergency response system in
place for the onset of natural disasters?
Yes
No
10.
Do you feel that GIS and Remote Sensing is a very appropriate way of coping with a
natural disaster before, during and after the onset of a natural hazard
Yes
No

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Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there became a strong concern in this country
about our ability to cope with natural disasters. Due to the expensive cost of
acquiring detailed data about the hazard before, during and after the event, many
agencies are putting systems forth to allow citizens affected by the events to
contribute details about their surroundings. This may be in the form of data sent
over a mobile phone, or Internet connection to a PC. Please weigh in your thoughts
about using this system as a method of coping with natural disasters by taking this
brief survey.

* 1. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
Yes
No
2.
Which of the following hazards have you experienced?
Flood
Hurricane
Earthquake
Fire
Tornado
None
3.
About at what intensity did the disaster occur?
Very low
low
moderate
high
very high
* 4.
Did you have access to the internet following the event
Yes
No
5.
As the event passed, did you feel that adequate updates about the hazard were
provided to affected citizens?
Yes
No
* 6.
Following the event, did you feel coherent enough that you would be able to
communicate in detail about your surroundings?
Yes
No
* 7.
Have you ever contributed Geospatial Information about a hazard or extreme event
online? (Through Google Earth, USGS website, Weather channel, etc..)
Yes
No
* 8.
Do you have any experience using a GPS system?
Yes
No
* 9.
Do you feel that your community has an adequate emergency response system in
place for the onset of natural disasters?
Yes
No
10.
Do you feel that GIS and Remote Sensing is a very appropriate way of coping with a
natural disaster before, during and after the onset of a natural hazard
Yes
No

What state are you located in?

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Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there became a strong concern in this country
about our ability to cope with natural disasters. Due to the expensive cost of
acquiring detailed data about the hazard before, during and after the event, many
agencies are putting systems forth to allow citizens affected by the events to
contribute details about their surroundings. This may be in the form of data sent
over a mobile phone, or Internet connection to a PC. Please weigh in your thoughts
about using this system as a method of coping with natural disasters by taking this
brief survey.

* 1. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
Yes
No
2.
Which of the following hazards have you experienced?
Flood
Hurricane
Earthquake
Fire
Tornado
None
3.
About at what intensity did the disaster occur?
Very low
low
moderate
high
very high
* 4.
Did you have access to the internet following the event
Yes
No
5.
As the event passed, did you feel that adequate updates about the hazard were
provided to affected citizens?
Yes
No
* 6.
Following the event, did you feel coherent enough that you would be able to
communicate in detail about your surroundings?
Yes
No
* 7.
Have you ever contributed Geospatial Information about a hazard or extreme event
online? (Through Google Earth, USGS website, Weather channel, etc..)
Yes
No
* 8.
Do you have any experience using a GPS system?
Yes
No
* 9.
Do you feel that your community has an adequate emergency response system in
place for the onset of natural disasters?
Yes
No
10.
Do you feel that GIS and Remote Sensing is a very appropriate way of coping with a
natural disaster before, during and after the onset of a natural hazard
Yes
No

What state are you located in?

Thank you for your contribution

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* 1. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
Yes
No
2.
Which of the following hazards have you experienced?
Flood
Hurricane
Earthquake
Fire
Tornado
None
3.
About at what intensity did the disaster occur?
Very low
low
moderate
high
very high
* 4.
Did you have access to the internet following the event
Yes
No
5.
As the event passed, did you feel that adequate updates about the hazard were
provided to affected citizens?
Yes
No
* 6.
Following the event, did you feel coherent enough that you would be able to
communicate in detail about your surroundings?
Yes
No
* 7.
Have you ever contributed Geospatial Information about a hazard or extreme event
online? (Through Google Earth, USGS website, Weather channel, etc..)
Yes
No
* 8.
Do you have any experience using a GPS system?
Yes
No
* 9.
Do you feel that your community has an adequate emergency response system in
place for the onset of natural disasters?
Yes
No
10.
Do you feel that GIS and Remote Sensing is a very appropriate way of coping with a
natural disaster before, during and after the onset of a natural hazard
Yes
No

What state are you located in?

Thank you for your contribution

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Richter Scale:

a. 5.0 – 5.9 ~ Small

b. 6.0 – 6.9 ~ Moderate

c. 7.0 – 7.9 ~ Major

d. 8.0 – 8.9 ~ Great

I found this in my mom’s book on natural disasters. It’s less than 1 year old…can a 5 earthquake cause damage? Please explain.
Have any of you been through an earthquake that was rated around a 5 on the richter scale? What was it like?

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After BCT & AIT, do National Guardsmen do some sort of specific training that would prepare them for natural disasters? Since that is one of it’s missions? Or do the soldiers mostly concentrate on their MOS? Thanks for any info, just wondering.

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Is the world coming to an end?
i have noticed that since year 2000, a lot of natural disasters have been occuring and seem to be intensifying as we draw even closer to 2012, i mean just this year alone we have had the earth quake in haiti, the earth quake in chile and the earth quake in turkey, the earthquake in indonesia, not to talk about the massive flood in portugal and the latest earthquake in china. is it just me or does it seem that the closer we get to 2012 the mayan end of the world the worse globally things seem to become. i am starting to think that all of these are signs and that on december 21 2012, that something will go wrong with the hadron collider in 2012 and BANG!, THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN AND BYE BYE WORLD WITH A BANG. just interested what are ur thoughts

pls ans

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AibU0kkCR4PuTvismLFWN.Hsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100611033733AAozENv p

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what is the solution to natural disasters?
how to restore the environment then?

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I have scientific proof that 2012 is bound NOT to happen. I just want to hear your thoughts, and share mine, too. Evidence: you would be able to see Planet X coming by now in the night sky if it were that close to Earth (or if it even exists); the possibility of Planet X actually striking Earth is very slim; Polar Shifts are just a theory, and would otherwise take 5,000 years to complete; the Galactic Alignment had, supposedly, already happened or is going to happen later on, but Sag. A (center of the galaxy) would need to be thousands of light-years closer to Earth to have any effect AT ALL; human disasters are predictable, but astronomical and natural disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, etc. are completely unpredictable; the Mayans started all of this, and even THEY don’t think 2012 is a disaster but a celebration for a new tomorrow!

These are my accurate facts about 2012, now tell me what you think!
READ MORE AT:
http://www.dailycommonsense.com/2012-explained-why-it-shouldnt-be-feared/
http://www.gamespot.com/users/THE_DRUGGIE/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25549423
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/NASA-Tells-Us-Why-2012-Won-t-Happen-15632.html
http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/19/no-doomsday-in-2012/
http://news.discovery.com/space/ray-villard-doomsday-theories.html
Or just Google: reasons why 2012 won’t happen

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