Simultaneous or concurrent environmental hazards are far from rare. The 1923 ear
Simultaneous or concurrent environmental hazards are far from rare. The 1923 earthquake, which hit Tokyo and Yokohama, led to an inferno fanned (rather than extinguished) by a typhoon, with over 100,000 dead. One of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 coincided with the landfall of a major typhoon. When it comes to concurrent disasters, social scientists are only beginning to explore the cumulative effect of multi-hazard exposure, and few have explored the social effects of multiple hazards layered onto one another (Laska et al. 2015, Lindell and Hwang, 2008; Mohammad and Peek, 2019 are notable exceptions). For this project, you will have to research simultaneous or concurrent environmental hazards. You should focus on the occurrence of events that happened simultaneously with COVID – 19. Make sure you find at least three events that happened in the USA or elsewhere. Once you have found the three events do the following: Write a 5-page long essay, references and tables not included. The format for the essay is double space, font 12, citation style APA. In your essay answer the items below: Define what concurrent or multiple disasters are. Write a summary of each event. Discuss the challenges encountered during these events. For instance, did everything go as planned? If you cannot find any description of the challenges, what are the issues that may have occurred based on the characteristics of the hazards? What lessons can be learned by comparing all these events? Prepare a table to compare all the events and lessons learned and describe it in your essay.

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