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Development Gap - Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards - Hurricane Mitch in Honduras

Main points effects

  • Happened in 1998 in America
  • Many people died
  • 3500 homes were destroyed
  • Destroyed 70% of crops (eg coco beans, rice, etc)
  • 70%-80% of infrastructure destroyed
  • 20% of Schools, 117 Buildings and 6 hospitals severly damgaged

How this affected development of country

  • $349million to repair damage - money could have been used to develop
  • Lots of people who were homeless - 27% agriculture became 18%
  • Quality of Life reduced because people in agriculture affected badly
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