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Hurricane Mitch case study
Hurricane Mitch was one of the worst hurricanes to hit central and northern America, with
maximum speeds reaching on average 180MPH which rates it as a category 5 hurricane which
ripped and devastated many homes and lives in America and Central America, forming in the…

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o Crop damage alone was estimated anywhere from $900 million to $1.7 billion.
o Total animal losses amounted to $300 million.
o Damages to transport and communication totalling $529 million
o The impact on the environment of this disaster is evident in that it took huge chunks of


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