One area in your house that is very crucial and needs careful planning and proper construction is the roof. As a homeowner, it is your duty to contract skilled professional and cost effective roofing services who could provide you with a durable roof that is sturdily built and properly installed.
With a well-planned durable sturdy roof and regular maintenance, you are ensured that it could withstand different weather conditions and other environmental elements as well as prolong its lifespan and avoid unwanted and expensive roof replacements or repairs. There are, however, natural yet disastrous phenomenon that require not only a sturdy roof but also a sturdy solid structure with durable materials.
The 2015 Earthquake That Struck Nepal
Take Nepal as an instance. In April 2015, Nepal suffered a deadly and destructive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8. It caused the collapse of multi-story structures in Kathmandu, as well as caused avalanches and landslides in the Himalaya Mountains. Over 22,000 people were injured and about 9,000 lost their lives.
Hundreds of aftershocks followed the deadly earthquake. Unfortunately, after 17 days, another 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region. This affected 39 of the 75 districts in the nation having a population of 8 million, approximately a third of the total population of the nation. Thousands of people were displaced and faced severe poverty as they lost everything. In the 14 districts that were badly struck, over 600,000 homes were wrecked and over 288,000 incurred damages. Remote rural zones experienced the strongest impact of the earthquake which made disaster response tremendously challenging.
Aid From Humanitarian Organizations
Regardless of the areas being remote, a lot of local and international humanitarian organizations swiftly responded to the catastrophe bringing in services and distribution of immediate aid as well as teams for search and rescue.
5 years after the deadly earthquake, Nepal has and is still continuously rebuilding schools, health clinics, houses as well as livelihoods, and where many continue to aid families and communities to become more resilient to such environmental tremors. Some efforts by humanitarian organizations, for instance, is ensuring constructions have designs, materials and technologies that could endure and survive such various disasters like earthquakes and flooding.