izona, were killed by a flash flood that had its origins in a distant, unseen cloudburst. Flash floods commonly occur during Arizona’s monsoon season, and are chiefly caused by short-lived rainfall (Arizonas Geologic Hazard Center, 2006).
Some of the losses associated with floods are the damage caused to farmlands. Flooding also damages roads, collapses bridges and results in traffic congestion; which may affect day to day life. Moreover, flooding spreads infectious diseases like military fever, pneumonic plague, dermatopathia, dysentery, common cold -type A, and breakbone fever (Effects of Flooding, 2004).
ADEM administers the flood management assistance program, on behalf of the federal government. It constitutes the major source of funds that are deployed for the express purpose of flood mitigation. In addition, the ADEM spreads awareness, regarding the basic steps that everyone must adopt, as part of flood damage mitigation activities. As such, with respect to floods, the ADEM has a comprehensive mitigation and risk response plan (Floods, 2003).
The skeletal muscles are muscles that are directly attached to the bones by the tendons. They are made up of striated muscle tissue. These muscles permit the movement of joints, by the forces that they bring to bear on the bones. Such force is the result of the contractions and expansions that these muscles undergo. Skeletal muscles are under voluntary control. This can be understood as conscious control from the brain generates signals that simulate the movement of these muscles.
Smooth muscles are involuntary, non-striated and present in hollow organs, such as the bladder and in the blood vessels. They can be simulated directly by the central nervous system. The autonomous nervous system generates signals that control the movement of these muscles, which are rhythmic and automatically controlled.
The cardiac muscle is a striated muscle, found in the heart. To ensure coordinated contractions and relaxations