Cyclone Pam Flashcards

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  • Created on: 30-03-16 19:06
When did Pam strike Vanuatu ?
13th March 2015
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What is the population of Vanuatu archipelago?
Around 250,000
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How many people died and how many were displaced?
24 died, 300 displaced
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What percentage of housing was destroyed?
90%
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Why did many people not leave the ruins of their homes? (Possibly to seek medical attention?)
Wanted to protect it from looting as they had no insurance
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Why was there limited flooding?
Due to its island nature
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Why was there a large psychological impact?
People losing everything
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How much was lost in damages?
$360 million
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Why is tree uprooting an environmental concern?
Adds a pulse of CO2 into the atmosphere
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How many evacuation shelters were prepared just prior to the storm?
37 shelters
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Why was animal behavior taken note of?
Animals behavior patterns often change in face of storms etc.
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How many nurses and midwives were deployed to the 'frontlines'?
350 nurses & midwives
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What culturally appropriate solution was used to give emotional support?
Church ministers
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Why was management done effectively?
the Vanuatu Disaster Management Office is well coordinated with charities and heads of state
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What is the population of Vanuatu archipelago?

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Why did many people not leave the ruins of their homes? (Possibly to seek medical attention?)

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