Wise County is located in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia. Mountainous terrain increases the amount of runoff into local drainage basins during strong storms, which can increase the frequency of flash floods.
Extreme heat causes and exacerbates a number of health problems, leading to hospitalization and death in some cases. The problem of severe heat is notably felt in Maricopa County, Arizona, where the socially disadvantaged and physically vulnerable are especially susceptible to the effects of extreme heat.
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: Himalaya Disasters III Team Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ÛÒ Greenbelt, Maryland Authors: Amanda Rumsey Jordan Scheffler Jessica Fayne Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Dalia B. Kirschbaum (NASA GSFC) Dr. John D. Bolten (NASA GSFC) Thomas A. Stanley (NASA GSFC) Sebastian … Read More