Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Natural Disasters

 ... make whole counties poorer, over the long term.  Various causes were listed, but they missed others.  Frex, much infrastructure is destroyed -- roads, buildings, parks, etc. -- and not all of it necessarily gets replaced.  If it was a tourist destination, some attractions may have been lost, and many people won't feel safe going there.

Climate change also raises the specter of shortening intervals.  A place that can withstand a flood once every hundred years may struggle to handle one every ten, let alone several a year.  Coastal places and other waterfronts face rising waters and increasing numbers of flood days.  This will gradually drive people out of homes and business.
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