A tsunami natural disaster is a series of tidal waves that hit the shore and can reach up to heights of 100 feet and move onto land. It is one of the world’s biggest and worst natural. The effects of a tsunami are destructive.
Tsunami Natural Disaster Damage and Destruction
It starts destruction by hitting the shoreline with the tremendous force of the tidal wave. The flooding then causes significant damage for weeks.
There are many effects of this disaster on any country hit by it. Some of them include massive destruction and damage to properties, injuries, loss of lives, substantial financial loss, and psychological problems. The actual effects of the natural calamity remain for many years on the area after the strike.
Millions of people affected will never forget the terrifying ordeal of these. The scars and impacts that inflict on the land remind people of the tragedy. With very little warning, such a calamity can cause could pose serious dangers and show a little warning of striking again.
Tsunami is the silent destructive waves which provide a very little warning before it hits. It majorly affects the lives of people living near the coast area and gives no time to escape.
Unfortunately, it is one of the biggest and destructive natural calamities. Its worst effects are the cost of human life. Hundreds of people killed due to the disaster.
The impact of the waves kill many people instantly, and they get drown as water waves with high speed rushes on the land.
A tsunami causes water waves all around the hitting area and may hit several buildings. People may also kill due to knocked down buildings by the Tsunami. The electrocuted water may also cause the death of people if electricity wires fall into the water. Fires or explosions may also kill people due to Tsunami.
On December 24, 2004, Tsunami that struck East Africa and South Asia caused massive destruction and killed around 40000 people in Sri Lanka. There were thousands of missing people, and a further 30000 got injured.
The tsunami hit the coast and nearby areas the most. With stagnant and contaminated water, diseases like malaria can be widespread. It can lead to more loss of life and sickness.
The disease can also spread from dead bodies. The chocked sewage and freshwater supplies for drinking are affected badly. This leads to an unhealthy lifestyle and the spread of diseases.
Any nation could experience a massive cost impact of facing a natural disaster like Tsunami. Rescue operations started on war front into the area. Global help will e asked for the tsunami-hit area. Many companies and governments decide to raise donations and relief funds from people from other parts of the world.
During the flood, along with the initial cost of rescue operations, there is significant clean up cost needed after the end of the disaster. Damaged buildings need to be knocked down as a safety measure.
Loss of earnings affects the individual’s life and also rebuilding the cost of the damaged is vast. The financial impact of the Tsunami could be billions of dollars or more.
Psychological Effects Of Tsunami Natural Disaster
Tsunami victims suffer various psychology problems after the destruction. The trauma caused by the disaster remains in the individual mind for years or lifetime.
World Health Organisation study conducted on Tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka on December 24, 2004, reveals that 35 percent of the children had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In another study, 41 percent of people had suffered PTSD. Due to the loss of money, assets, and residencies, many people suffer with anxiety and stress disorders. They were suffering from grief because someone whom they know died.