Causes And Effects Of San Francisco Earthquake
An enormous part of our economic infrastructure would be taken out entirely and relief would be needed from the whole nation. In 1906 a total of $5 million was raised a few days after the world got a hold of the news, today the relief effort for something so devastating would surpass that enormously. If the City of San Francisco were to ask for relief from the nation, the military forces would have to be called in for aid to assist the local firemen, policemen, and volunteers to search for survivors. Assuming this would have to happen, a large amount of money would also be needed to shelter and feed all the displaced people. Another factor would be a situation regarding hospitals and transportation of patients to different hospitals due to overcrowding. This would make the economy of the Bay Area fall into a deep recession, far wore than what it is now. The value of the property would depreciate along with any investments that are in the city. Overall, the city of San Francisco, and surrounding cities, would all suffer a great economic loss if an earthquake with the same magnitude of the 1906 earthquake were to reoccur.
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Harden, Deborah Reid. California