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How Entrepreneurship Promotes Community Recovery: The Cases of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy

Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele () and Laura E. Grube

Chapter Chapter 4 in Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster, 2015, pp 51-65 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract There has been an increase in the reported number of natural disasters throughout the world in recent years. According to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disaster (CRED), the number of natural disasters worldwide has steadily increased, with 24 in 1950; 65 in 1975; 296 in 1990; and 528 in 2000.1 CRED identifies 11 different types of natural disasters, including droughts, earthquakes, epidemics, extreme temperatures, floods, insect infestations, landslides, mass movements, storms, volcanic activities, and wildfires.2 Since 1950, there have been 12,813 natural disasters worldwide. Of these natural disasters, 62 percent were either floods (34 percent) or storms (28 percent).

Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1007/978-1-137-31489-5_4

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