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The management actions for the effects of natural disasters: a study based on Maruthamunai area

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Natural disasters are extreme events that result in death or injury to humans, and damage or loss of valuable infrastructure and environment. Such horrible catastrophes affect the village of Maruthamunai in Ampara District. It is situated in the tropical zone. Maruthamunai routinely experiences floods, drought, tsunami and contiguous diseases. The study was undertaken to identify the effects, causes and the disaster management activities. We also prepared a disaster risk map for the Maruthamunai area to identify the affected zone. Several methods are used to analyze this study. These include qualitative and quantitative data that were analyzed using SPSS and Arc GIS application to produce the maps. The study clarified the effects of natural disasters and prepared disaster risk maps to identify safe places. Our work will help to minimize the effects of disaster and will also support better environmental practices to mitigate the problems.
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  • South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka
  • South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka
  • Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Vantharumoolai, Chenkalady, Sri Lanka
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