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1948 years ago in AD 63 an earthquake in southern Italy by the gulf of Naples seriously damaged the ancient city of Pompeii causing an undetermined number of deaths and spread out destruction, but the locals went to work rebuilding in the same spot until they were buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano 16 years later in AD 79.

Galveston TX Hurricanes

Average Brushed or hit every 2.94 years
Average Direct hit every 8.63 years

The Great Storm of 1900 - Sep 8th 1900 - Pop: 42,000 residents
Category 4 @ 135 mph -Great loss of life between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals – officially 8,000

The 1915 Storm, August 17th, Category 4 @ 135 mph
42    people dead in the Galveston area
$60 - 1915 million dollars in damage

Ike Sep 13th 2008 - The third most destructive hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States
Final landfall in Galveston Texas as a strong cat 2 with cat 5 equivalent storm surge winds extended 120 miles from the center.

Blamed for at least 195 deaths – 74 in Haiti and 112 in the USA 300 still missing. - Damages estimated at 24 billion (2008) US Dollars

Resulted in the largest evacuation in the state of Texas history and the largest search and rescue operation in US history

Nuclear Issues

Chernobyl, An Experiment Gone Wrong

On Saturday, April 26th, 1986 at 1:23 am, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded.
Ironically, the experiment consisted in testing how the power plant would respond in the event of an accident. The operators at the plant wanted to bring down the power output of the reactor to 25%, but over-confidence, poor training and poor knowledge of how a reactor works caused them to overdo it, and they ended up bringing down the power output to 1%. When they then tried to bring it up to 25%, the reactor overheated and exploded causing the worst nuclear accident in history.

Five U.S. nuclear reactors in earthquake zones

Status of the Nuclear Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant

How a Reactor Shuts Down and What Happens in a Meltdown

Hazards of Storing Spent Fuel

Timeline: Nuclear Plant Accidents

Why the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl

In graphics: Fukushima nuclear alert

Fukushima victims: homeless, desperate & angry

Japan Panel: Fukushima nuclear disaster "man-made"

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Posted on Monday, August 25 @ 09:41:43 PDT by editor

More Human Concerns Topics

WI-FI refugees are moving to West Virginia
    To escape radio waves -

A 6.3 earthquake in Italy killed more than 300 people in 2009.
    Scientists are on trial for manslaughter -

Bacteria Spreading In Warming Oceans
    Scientists Find In New Report -

Areas Of Northern Japan May Be Off-Limits For Years
    Radiation levels are so high, the government says -

Most Americans unprepared for disaster, survey finds
    False sense of security maintained -

9/11 Attacks Stress Responses By Those Who Were Not There
    a wave of stress and anxiety across the U. S. -

U.N. warns on mutant strain of bird flu
    a possible resurgence of the deadly avian flu virus -

Deepwater trouble on the horizon
    oil discovered floating near source of Gulf of Mexico spill -

Virginia quake deals a seismic surprise
    Lack of monitoring in the region poses a challenge -

7 Billion Humans in 2011
    Heralds Global Upheaval Says Professor-

From Hiroshima to Fukushima
    Lessons for Today's Nuclear Crisis -

Biodiversity On Earth Plummets
    Despite Growth in Protected Habitats -

9/11 Tragedy, Psychological Impacts
    Short &Long Term Effects, 10 Years Later -

Software protects water utilities
    from terrorist attacks and contaminants -

Heat: The 'Most Dangerous Natural Disaster
    More people die from heat than all other disasters combined -

Natural Disasters and NASA
    What is the Agency's Role? - Interview -

Chernobyl’s Lingering Scars
    an explosion of thyroid problems-

Rising Temperatures
    Disappearing Coastlines -

Key to coping with disasters
    Neighbors -

Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus
    Appearing In Various Parts Of The USA -

Mississippi Delta braces for historic flood
    Most poverty striken areas flooded -

Unsafe at Any Dose
    Nuclear accidents never cease -

Q&A: Health effects of radiation exposure
    Concerns over Potential effect on human health-

Radioactivity rises in sea off Japan nuclear plant
    possibility of new leaks at tsunami-crippled facility-

Japan's Nuclear Crisis at Level of Chernobyl
    Highest severity level declared -

Sea rise 'to exceed projections'
    Implications for millions of people, "severe" -

Humanitarian, nuclear crisis after quake
    Setbacks mount at nuclear plant -

Fukushima, Indian Point and Fantasy
    50-Mile Evacuation Plan Unrealistic -

U.S. unprepared for climate-induced disease outbreaks 
    Little investment or progress has been made -

We Can;t Wish Away Climate Change
    The crisis is still growing - Al Gore -

Height of extreme waves up dramatically in Pacific Northwest
    Flooding, coastal erosion and structural damage-

U.S. Swine Flu Epidemic May Be Over
    U,S. Cases have been declining since October-

Remembering the Tsunami
    We will never really forget- CNN.World

A H1N1 flu to-do (and don't do) list
    Check local flu activity -

H1N1, What you should know 
    Vaccine and protection - DailyFinance

As Galveston Recovers from Ike
    Some Residents Feel Left Behind - NYTimes

The Coming Swine Flu Recession
    Talks of unprecedented calamity - 24/7WallSt

Pandemic Flu Preparedness
    Lessons from the Frontlines Healthy

Know The Facts About Flood Insurance
    Myths & Facts

Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic
    OSHA Guidance

Prevent H1N1 Flu at Work
    Business and Workplace Guidance

Pandemic Flu Planning for Individuals and Families
10 Genes, Furiously Evolving
    Complex and Mysterious Swine Flu Virus
Influenza Checklist
    Know the Difference
Swine Influenza (FLU)
    What you Can Do to Stay Healthy
California Wildfires
    Thousands ordered to evacuate
Individual Pandemic Preparedness - HHS Webcast
    It's not if but when - Steps you can take NOW to prepare

40 Million Credit, Debit Card Numbers & Passwords Stolen
    Is Your Personal Information Exposed?

FDIC Special Alert
    Phishing Scams Involving Financial Institutions in the News

How to Prepare for Disaster
    Something to Think About

Prepare for the Next Flood Disaster
    You Could Be Surprised

Coming to your Neighborhood?
Your Family Disaster Plan
    Disasters can strike fast and without warning. A surprise?
Home Computer Security
    Home Computer Security. Is your data safe?
Preparing for other loved members of the household
    Pets are important household members
40 Million Credit, Debit Card Numbers & Passwords Stolen
    Is Your Personal Information Exposed?

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