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What to expect after disaster strikes

Typhoon Meranti slams into China’s southern coast, causing significant damage but no casualties

Photo: Collecting what remains of his belongings, this Jinjiang resident cleans up after Typhoon Meranti. (Reuters: China Daily )

Photo: Collecting what remains of his belongings, this Jinjiang resident cleans up after Typhoon Meranti. (Reuters: China Daily )

Heavy rain and powerful winds lashed the southern provinces of Fujian and Guangdong as Typhoon Meranti crossed the coastline near the major city of Xiamen.  Tens of millions of people live in coastal cities in the path of the storm, and some urban centres have been inundated by floodwater.  But Meranti had already weakened from the category five super typhoon that swept parts of southern Taiwan on Wednesday, bringing 300-kilometre winds and causing major power…

 

What to expect after disaster strikes

After a major natural disaster, such as the recent flooding in Louisiana, dealerships in the affected area can expect to see vehicle sales stall for 30 days.  Then sales will increase — with consumer demand shifting to pickups from small cars — to a peak selling range in the 60 to 120 days after the onset of the disaster before returning gradually to normal levels about 12 to 18 months later.  Those are the conclusions from years of research by Urban Science, a research company in Detroit…

 

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