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Geography Factsheet: 62. Hazards: Hurricane Mitch

  • Geography Factsheet: 62. Hazards: Hurricane Mitch

Geography Factsheet: 62. Hazards: Hurricane Mitch

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    In November 1998 Hurricane Mitch devastated the countries of Honduras and Nicaragua. It was responsible for thousands of deaths,hundreds of thousands of people being made homeless, outbreaks of disease, economic disruption, and the destruction of vital communication links. Its long-term impact will last long into the next century. This Factsheet examines the nature of Hurricane Mitch, and relates it to several areas of Geography. In particular, it is an excellent example that can be used effectively in essays relating to hazards, climate and meteorology, hydrology (water supplies and flooding), settlement (dangerous sites), agriculture (the disruption of the banana trade), and development (appropriate and inappropriate aid, long-term and short-term aid).