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Tropical Cyclones

How can people increase/ decrease the likelihood or effects of the extreme natural event?

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Decreasing the effects of a tropical cyclone:
- Having an emergency plan and a household emergency survival kit.
- Publicising Civil Defence procedures by having drills in an area on what to do in the event of a tropical cyclone.
- Using equipment such as radar and satellite imagery to predict and track hurricanes and issue warnings which can allow people to evacuate areas likely to be affected.
- Increased research into hurricanes so more knowledge is gained about them.
- Constructing Hurricane-proof buildings  abd improving infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
- Staying away from windows during a hurricane. Putting up hurricane shutters.
- Having insurance to minimise financial losses.
Increasing the effects of a tropical cyclone:
-Living in cyclone prone areas and having a concentration of economic activity on the coast.
- Not having emergency plans or Civil Defence procedures.
- Lack of warning methods and a lack of knowledge about the likelihood or possible effects of cyclones in an area.
- Poor construction techniques or many older buildings not built with modern cyclone-proof methods.
- Reliance on mono- crop economics.
- Lack of insurance.
- Poorly developed infrastructure- easily destroyed.
- Reluctance to adopt new methods of preventing damage.