Friday, March 5, 2010

The Cost of Disaster

 Estimated Cost as a % of Haitian GDP of rebuilding Haiti after Jan 2010 quake----120 %---$ 14 Billion
Cost as a % of Burmese GDP building of rebuilding Burma after cyclone Nargis--- $ 11 Billion--20 %
Cost as a % of US GDP of rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Kartrina---- $ 81 Billion--5 %
Cost as a % of Japanese GDP of rebuilding Kobe after quake----3.6 %--$ 91 Billion