Extreme weather events have adverse impact on people's lives, properties, economy and so on. Extreme weather events has claimed a lot of lives, destroyed billion of properties and has also affected the economies of most countries. The impact of extreme weather events across the globe cannot be underestimated. A lot of people have became disabled either by losing their leg, hand or eye through extreme weather event.
Less developed countries are the most affected when it comes to extreme weather events. Their economy is not strong enough to deal with the adverse effect extreme weather events bring. Most of the times it becomes very difficult for them recover from the shock. Unemployment rises, people become prone to certain diseases, and the government also has to use it limited resources to take care of the affected people which impedes the growth of such countries.
Unemployment arises due to the fact that a lot of people lose their jobs as a result of the extreme weather events. The extreme weather event destroy their businesses and since their economy is not strong enough, it becomes difficult for them to extablish the businesses they lost. This therefore increases the unemployment rate in such countries which are not well developed.
Also people become susceptible to certain infectious diseases such as cholera. Since most developed countries live in slum areas, when extreme weather event such as hurricane or rainstorm hit that area leading to flooding, an outbreak of cholera or diarrhea normally occur which further claim a lot of lives.
In addition, the government of less developed countries have to use their limited resources to support the people affected by extreme weather events. They have to find a place for them to slave, provide food for them, give them incentives to support their businesses which have been affected. This money could have been used to construct roads, build hospitals, invested in agricultural and manufacturing sector. This slows the growth of such countries and not able to expand their economy.
This therefore becomes necessary for less developed countries to take the issue of extreme weather events serious. Since they are heavily affected by such disasters, they must ensure that the put in measures that can help mitigate or avoid such events which can be prevented. This will save them a lot of resources so that they can use it to expand their economy.