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How Do Floods Affect People?

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Floods can have a monumental affect on people's lives if they are involved in such a natural disaster. Floods can have devastating economic, environmental and health effects that all contribute to drastic changes in quality of life.

Floods have wiped out entire cities and devastated many miles of land. This is sometimes completely irreparable; leaving land where cities once stood barren forever. The people that once lived there, if in fact they have even survived the flood, are thus homeless and without most of their possessions. Many may have lost family members or friends to the floods, so have to deal with the traumatic emotional consequences, as well as trying to find somewhere to live.

When floods hit less developed countries and areas it has an even greater effect. This is due to a lack of flood defences which more developed countries usually have in place. Also the buildings in less developed countries are often built poorly and so are completely destroyed by the flood water. Most people in less developed areas will not have insurance for their home or possessions and so once destroyed, they are left with nothing. They literally have to start from scratch or seek some aid from charities.

Disease can quickly spread after flooding if the correct health precautions are not administered. This can cause widespread illness or even death as the filthy water often carries disease.
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Floods are very devastating.  Most insurance companies will not have flood coverage, so many people loose everything.  Also, many people die in floods.  Look at New Orleans, when the levys went during the hurricane, and whole city was flooded, so many died, lost their homes, loved ones, etc.  Some are rebuilding.  In holland, they have the best dams, as their country is below sea level.  Unlike the ones in the states, and are constantly upgrading and improving on them.  There is no reason why the flood in New Orleans should have been as bad as it got.  A lot has to do with government aid, and lack of spending.  Save a little money, ruin thousands of lives
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Floods affect people in many ways for example the economy, how are people going to earn a income when they’ve got no customers to buy their stuff, another way is people loose family members, relatives and close friends and you really feel sorry for them, lastly people lose their belongings in the flood, people are probably thinking its only stuff and you don’t need them, your lucky your alive. Like photos but they mean so much to you, for you to treasure and look back at them when your older.
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Floods causes a lot of damage in the affected area.. And so the communities economy will be affected for people will give priority on repairs on the damages it caused.. Instead of using money on more/another ways to improve the place.. Money are use to repair... Just my idea.. Hehe
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Floods can lead to deaths, which is a big impact on communities and nations. Flooding can affect human health, both physical and psychological. Large health problems can occur for example when floodwaters carry contaminants, or are mixed with polluted water from drains and agricultural land which will affect physical health. A mental health consequence could be stress of extensive damage to properties, the threat of repeated floods and the possible withdrawal of insurance cover can make properties impossible to sell which all lead to stress which will affect psychological health. A big effect on humans is food, flooding can cause excessive damage to farm crops and  food producing companies shortening the supply of food, also causing a rise in prices to purchase food. A result of flooding is the loss of properties i.e. Cars, houses, furnisher and many more goods, which is a major effect on humans.
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Floods affect 500 million people a year and cause billions of dollars in damage, said you.N. Officials Thursday. Pluspeople lose their belongings and the people who get affected the most will most likely leave their homes as they are and try to find a new home. This is one of the main reasond so have all kinds of insurancce for your home and car.Wrote by ashley for geog
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They cause people to have to fix their house by getting it dry and stuff. They also make water very unhealthy to drink and cause a lot of damage to buildings and cars.
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If they grow crops they wont have much left because they get washed away so they can't sell them and they wont make any money.
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It affects people by making them jobless, homeless and vulnerable to diseases. It causes destruction to live and properties which leads to economic loses.
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It ruins there source of earning with tangible properties also. It brings in epidemics, hunger, unemployment, destruction of infrastructure etc. People lose their near and dear ones also.
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Floods are really dangerous. They affect people in many ways. I live in the Caribbean so I've experienced some floods. Floods cause damage to houses and building, people die, loose their family's and even belongs.
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Flood cause people to be angry
in students there are effects too, like not getting to school early because of high level of flood through there school. They wont understand the lessons much
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It matters by time range actually. Floods, in many causes, may actually help people, and also be a bad sign to people. Bake then in the B.C's, farmers of many eras grew crops to feed. What would happen is that these farmers would settle by the river to get more fertile soil. What happens is that the water floods all of the crops that won't really be needed anymore, and create perfect soil so the crops will be more likely to grow and flourish more. Which made a better chance to get more food for the population. That is how flood effected people back then. Now, it just effects the land and erodes away rocks, hills, mountains, e.t.c. And also, washes away stuff from people :( I hope this helped! ~ Samoa102

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