Social and Economic impacts of flooding. Jiselle Ng (7) 2E4 (ECONOMIC…
Social and Economic impacts of flooding. Jiselle Ng (7) 2E4
DAMAGE TO ENERGY SUPPLY
Power lines might be
& power outages might occur during floods, & this can last for weeks before they are
the supply of energy by affecting it distribution.
The disruption of electrical supply can
the capacity of factories & companies to
goods & services.
DAMAGE TO TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
refers to facilities such as
. During a flood, transport infrastructure may be
DAMAGE TO MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT.
As a result, factories are
to operate at full capacity &, thus, suffer
Floods can cause
to machinery & equipment, the machinery & equipment may be
in the water & thus, this causes damage to the motors & other electrical components.
During a flood, economic activities may stop due to the
to energy supply.
It refers to the
of an event of goods & services being
DISRUPTION TO CLEAN WATER SUPPLY
The supply of clean water may be
due to the
water pipes. Sewage pipes may also
, causing sewage to
clean water supplies.
Flooding in cities tend to
many people due to the
During floods, people may have to
to emergency shelters. Some have to stay there for a
of time after the flood while trying to
to property & even
People may be stressed because they
lost their homes.
They might also suffer from
from the loss of their loved ones.
SPREAD OF DISEASES
pools of floodwater will also encourage mosquitoes to
, resulting in more cases of
Diseases may be
a larger population after a flood.
Water supplies may be
by chemical spills from factories and sewage.
People will be
to contaminated drinking water & diseases e.g:
People might be injured by
washed along by
When people are caught in the flood for a
of time, they can suffer from
with symptoms e.g: constant
loss of coordination.
Floodwaters causes buildings to
Flooding causes people to be
there will be
spread of diseases
loss of lives.