Social and Economic Impacts of Flooding (economic impacts (damage to…
Social and Economic Impacts of Flooding
damage to transport infrastructure
transport cannot pass through damaged bridges, roads because it was destroyed by the flood. trains cannot send in aid too as the railway tracks have been destroyed too. this will slow down rescue and relief workers are not able to help them who are stuck in the middle of the flood. this means that the government will have to spend a lot of time and money to repair the city.
destroyed roads, bridges, railway tracks hamper rescue efforts
government forced to spend money on repairing damages with high costs and long time span
disruption to energy supply
when the floods damage roads, trucks are not able to get through to supply gasoline to gas stations. also, electrical lines may be damaged which causes factories and companies
damage to machinery and equipment
when machinery and equipment such as computers, cranes, machines are damaged due to the flood, they are making the economy suffer loses because the factories are unable to operate at full capacity. this may also cause retrenchments or people resigning their jobs.
damaged machinery, equipment
results in the factories to not operate at full capacity
suffer economic losses
lose profits, spend money to buy new equipment and machinery
workers lose their jobs as the company cannot support too much workers due to the loss of profit
social impacts: effects of an event on the well-being of people.
injuries, spread of diseases and loss of lives
people can be injured due to the debris in floodwater or falling structures that is weakened due to the strong force of the floodwater.
disruption to clean water supply
sewage pipes and clean water pipes may be damaged and the sewage water may contaminate the clean water supply which will
people may have to evacuate their homes because the flood is proceeding towards their location and they move to emergency camps for the ones affected in the flood.
evacuation of homes due to the damage done to homes WHICH