Montserrat Case Study (LEDC volcano)

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  • Case Study: Chances Peak, Montserrat
    • When?
      • 1995-1997
        • Before 1995 it had been a dormant volcano for over 300 yrs
    • Where?
      • Small island in the Caribbean
        • British overseas territory
        • America
    • Long-term responses
      • New roads+airport built
      • Volcanic observatory built to monitor the region
    • Short-term responses
      • Population evacuated
      • British gov. gave money for redevelopment
    • Primary effects
      • Volcanic eruptions, pyroclastic flows and lahars destroyed large areas of Montserrat
      • Homes, buildings, roads, hospital + airport destroyed
    • Secondary effects
      • Unemployment rise due to collapse of tourist industry
    • Overview
      • Montserrat - LEDC volcano
    • LEDC struggles
      • Financial insecurity
        • Not enough money to rebuild quickly and safely
      • Underdeveloped communication system
      • Poor construction standards

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