The paper "Snow Disaster in China" is a wonderful example of a case study on environmental studies. Climatic features, geographical location, and geographical structures have possibly made china vulnerable to almost all types of natural disasters. These natural disasters occur more often in China, affecting more than 200 million people every year. A disaster is defined as a rapid or unexpected event that causes damage, destruction, and loss to life and property. The damage caused by disasters is immense and varies with the climate conditions, geographical location, and the type of the earth's surface.
It is therefore a severe distraction of the operation of the society which results in extensive human, material, or environmental losses which are beyond the capabilities of the affected society to deal with it using its own resources. From the recorded history, many types of natural disasters for example floods, droughts, earthquakes among others have occurred in China. The disasters threaten the life and property and the residents of China. They affect the sustainable development of the country’ s economic and social development. Furthermore, they threaten China’ s social stability, national security, and have been also a major restriction in poverty eradication of certain rural areas (Bennett & Leo, 2000). Disaster preparedness is the key strategy that should be adopted by every country prior to the happening of the disaster.
This paper will focus mainly on the risk management strategy and the disaster planning and preparedness strategies adopted by china. This study and analysis will limit its scope on the snow disaster in china which will form the background of the study. Under the government of China, there is a specialized agency in the Ministry of Civil Affairs called the National Disaster Reduction Centre (NDRC).
This center is engaged in supporting decisions on various natural disasters and also providing information services. It helps in disaster management and provides technical support for China’ s disaster reduction through collecting and analyzing disaster information. They assess the disasters and emergency relief and analyses the disaster using advanced technologies such as satellite remote sensing (Michel, Dan & Robert, 2001).
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