Economic aspects of natural hazards.

A. L. Sorkin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Provides an economic perspective on the consequences of three natural hazards: floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. Considers the losses thus caused, as well as the response of the Red Cross, the insurance industry, and various levels of government to reduce the burden on disaster victims. Chapters include analysis of property damage, hazard warning and mitigation, disaster insurance and federal legislation and plans.-J.Clayton

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEconomic aspects of natural hazards.
PublisherLexington Books; distributed Gower
ISBN (Print)0669036390
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Sorkin, A. L. (1982). Economic aspects of natural hazards. In Economic aspects of natural hazards. Lexington Books; distributed Gower.