We may have seen just how disastrous natural calamities are over the years but it does not make us immune to its effects and impact on the people, especially to society at large. It is even worse if it is your hometown that is affected and your family is displaced after being evacuated. Well, safety first, after all. Once the storm has passed, it is time to do a quick reality check and assess just how much damage was done and how to move on from such a tragedy.
The local economy is sure to go down during and soon after any disaster strikes. For example, a hurricane with such power and magnitude as Harvey destroyed many homes/properties, businesses, and infrastructures that will require a lot of money in order to rebuild. And because almost everything was destroyed, the price of staple commodities shoots up until enough supply is replenished to meet the people’s demands. Transportation is challenging as most main roads and highways are either flooded or destroyed and therefore not accessible making food deliveries difficult. As a result, prices will likely go up too.