There are a lot of cities that have been devastated by disasters: earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and New Zealand; floods and heavy rainfalls in places like Pakistan, Eastern Europe, and other parts of Africa; hurricanes, and wildfires throughout the United States; and volcanic eruptions in Iceland. All of these natural disasters have caused suffering and economic damage to multiple civilians. This means that more action is needed to help minimize the impacts of such natural disasters.
Luckily, new tools and technological devices have been created to help predict disasters that include: wildfires, floods, and earthquakes. That being said, over the years, the use of technology has emerged as the key component to developing a sustainable resistant infrastructure and action planning. In fact, technology plays a vital role in terms of disaster management with satellite-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and computer simulations that provide disaster maps, vulnerability assessment, and disaster response preparedness and/or planning.