Social and Economic Impacts (Esther Lim) (Economic Impacts (Damage to…
Social and Economic Impacts (Esther Lim)
Damage to transport infastructure
Transport infrastructure can become impassable as they could damaged or submerged
Will also slow down rescue and relief workers trying to reach affected areas
Will have to spend a lot of time and money to repair the damages.
Disruption to Energy supply
Power failures may last up to weeks before they can be restored.
Factories and companies are unable to operate due to lack of electricity. Thus, causing loss of employment and income.
Affects the capacity of factories and companies to produce goods and services.
Damage to Machinery and Equiment
Easily damaged and submerged in water and will affect quality of motors and other electrical components.
Unable to operate at its full capacity and will cause factories to suffer economic losses and many will lose their jobs.
Will lose profits and spend extra money to purchase new equipment
Loss Of Lives, Injuries and Spread Of diseases
Injuries from objects and debris
May cause buildings to collapse and injure or kill people.
Water Supplies may be contaminated by chemical spills from factories or sewages causing diseases like cholera and dysentery to spread.
Distribution to clean water supply
Supply of clean water will be disrupted due to damaged water pipes, sewage pipes may also burst and contaminate the water.
Causes damage to property and sweep houses.
May require some to move to emergency shelters while homes are being rebuild