Deploy - cyclones - emergency shelters that scale
Registration Closes: 29 Mar 2021
Submission Deadline: 30 Mar 2021
Result Announcement: 27 May 2021
Typhoons and hurricanes, or more generally, tropical cyclones, are all spinning storms of high winds (sustained winds of 73 miles per hour or greater) and intense weather like thunderstorms. The only nominal difference is the ocean basin where they originate. The most alarming factor they all share is that the intensity and frequency of these cyclonic superstorms are increasing with climate change.
Accordingly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate change will lead to tropical cyclones with higher rainfall, greater intensity, and a greater proportion of high intensity (Category 4-5) storms. These changes are largely caused by warming ocean temperatures, which drive cyclonic storm activity. But sea-level rise also increases the damage caused by the storms by exacerbating the effects of storm surge, where waves generated by high winds inundate coastal areas.
Global warming is a part of a larger frame of issue that accelerates these cyclones, but what eventually does not meet the eye is the number of people staying at these coasts who are susceptible to such disasters at large. The instantaneous displacement of a few hours threatens 1000s of lives and devastated homes across acres of land. A need for a swift shelter protecting the human population during a disaster and post-disaster is a must.
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