Social and economic vulnerabilities can affect the hazard risk of individuals and of communities. Vulnerability causes differences in the effect a disaster has on those who are exposed to a particular hazard. Choose one of the hazards described in this chapter, and explain how the social or economic vulnerabilities that exist among a particular vulnerable group in your community (e.g., the elderly, the young, the disabled) affect how this particular hazard might affect them. For instance, the elderly may be more vulnerable to a flood given their reliance on caregivers who may be unable to reach their house if transportation routes are blocked. Indicate in your answer the following:
The vulnerable group
Three or more special vulnerabilities that affect the way this group is impacted by this hazard, and what that impact would likely be
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