Deacon DamarioFilm Review #2Natural Disaster vs. Man Made DisastersThe world has experienced many disasters in the past.
On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. The accident and the fire that followed released massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment. The disasters didn’t just stop there. Not only was Hurricane Katrina by far the most lethal and most destructive storm of the 2005 hurricane season, as well as the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States, but it’s also one of the top five deadliest hurricanes ever. I believe that natural disasters (Hurricane Katrina) are more damaging mentally, emotionally, and physically, than man-made disasters (Chernobyl’s) are.
Disaster is a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction. Disasters can be classified into two basic categories based on their cause. Natural disasters and man-made disasters are these two basic categories. Natural disasters are the disasters caused by natural forces whereas man-made disasters are caused by activities of human beings. This is the main difference between natural and man-made disaster. However, both these types of disasters can have a major impact on the society.
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