How Renewable Energy Can Assist With Disaster Recovery
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- May 13, 2021 3:52 pm GMTMay 13, 2021 1:50 pm GMT
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Texas experienced a devastating storm earlier this year. Extreme winter weather left areas without power during a record-breaking freeze. Texas's lack of backup power left many other states questioning the validity of their disaster relief plans.
Inadequate recovery power sources can significantly affect the health system. During Hurricane Katrina, the South had no electricity and severe flooding. Residents experienced serious medical emergencies without access to hospitals or certified professionals. We can eliminate future disaster distress by adopting renewable energy sources.
In the case of Hurricane Katrina, storm surges and power outages contributed to 1,833 documented deaths. To prevent this in the future, we can utilize solar and wind power as backup energy during natural disasters.