Sample Management Essays on Safety and Health Challenge

Safety and Health Challenge

Floods are categorized under devastating natural calamity that destroys affected communities. Floods require an emergency response as a means of saving human lives from heavy floods. The natural phenomena are normally unpredictable just like earthquakes and drought. However, scientists claim that climate change is associated with natural phenomena such as wildfires and heavy rains in different parts of the world (Angle, 2016). Floods have hit different countries such as Mozambique, Iran and South Africa. These countries have experienced flooding as a result of a cyclone and heavy rains respectively. In South Africa and Iran, for instance, heavy rains have affected more than 10 million people cumulatively. Cyclone Idai left many people dead and others homeless in Mozambique as a result of an inland force of mass waters from the Indian Ocean.

Consequences of floods affect people of all walks of life. People affected by heavy rains in Iran lost herds of cattle and homes during the floods. Most crops were damaged in the farmlands leaving people without food. Homes were swept away by mass waters which never spare anything on their paths. In South Africa, it has been reported that people have lost their lives as a result of heavy rains. Some people are caught up in their personal vehicles and swept to rivers and lakes. Floods have also been dangerous to the people of Mozambique who experienced a cyclone in recent times (Walsh, 2019). Cyclone Idai is reported to have killed many people and left many people without food and shelter. Consequences of floods range from property damage to loss of lives.

Emergency Services Managers should focus on risk mitigation effects of flooding. Advanced technology should be adopted to provide prior information using warning systems. Weather activities in the sea affect land masses, especially along the coastlines. People who reside in coastal regions should be furnished with warning information to avoid a high number of deaths (Angle, 2016). Emergency Services Managers should ensure that risk mitigation strategies are effective in responding to an event of heavy floods. People should be evacuated from prone areas in time before a flooding event hits a region.

References

Angle, James S. (2016). Occupational safety and health in the emergency services (4th ed.).          Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Walsh, D. (2019, April 20). Mozambique Cyclone Wiped Out the Nation’s Food. Now Aid is in   Short Supply. Retrieved from            https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/world/africa/mozambique-cyclone.html