Essay on Tsunami The Natural Disaster. Tsunami is a Japanese name for 'harbour waves' generally called tidal waves but actually tsunami has nothing to do with tides.
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Years ago when the halcyon days of democracy had yet not arrived, the world was governed by kings and queens. The king with his absolute powers ruled over his subjects with the help of his ministers and governors who could be aptly termed as the politicians of those days.
Two years ago, more than twenty persons were drowned in the river Brahmani. All of them were unmarried young girls. The disaster occurred on the second day of the Raja Festival.
With a few exceptions people exposed to earthquakes, tornadoes, explosions or other terrifying experiences show psychological "shock" reactions. The symptoms may vary greatly depending on the individual and also on the nature and severity of the terrifying disaster.
The physical conditions of the existing housing stock of India, particularly in rural areas, have substantially deteriorated over the years. Most of the houses in small towns and rural areas stand in dilapidated condition and warrant upgradation or replacement.
Quick disposal of dead bodies is very important for avoiding the outbreak and spread of diseases due to their quick decay. Besides, decomposing human dead bodies on the site with fast spreading stench, present a very unpleasant environment for the rescue workers as well as surviving victims.
In most natural disasters, particularly in rural areas the number of animal deaths are very high, especially in residential areas, due to the fact that most domesticated animals are kept tied up, and in the event of a disaster while the people flee urgently, the animals left tied up have no chance of voluntary escape.
During disaster, the casualty among cattle is particularly high because at the time of disaster, they are left tied to their stakes with no means of voluntary escape. Furthermore, there is nobody to take care of them during and after the disaster.
Disaster preparedness could be defined as the detailed planning for the prompt and efficient response immediately as soon as the anticipated event materializes.
Disaster medicine relates to the task of preserving health and preventing deaths, disabilities and diseases that occur as a consequence of natural or man made disasters and minimizing them to the utmost.