In France, the death toll was as high as 30,000 and harvests were down by 30 to 50% on 2002. Additionally, the nuclear power plants could not produce the soaring demands for energy, which was used for refrigerators and air conditioning, because there was less water available for cooling. Portugal declared a State of Emergency after the worst forest fires in 30 years. Approximately 35,000 hectares of forest, farmland and scrub was burned, and 1300 people died. 80 families were forced to abandon their homes, and arsonists begun deliberately causing fires, to gain compensation. The impacts of anticyclones on all of these countries had a massive effect, and it lasted over a month, with the hottest temperatures for up to 500 years. This demonstrates the long and short term impacts that anticyclones have on regions, countries and on a global scale.
Location does have a result on the impact of low and high atmospheric pressure systems because they can be underdeveloped or have a lot of technology that can be damaged or ruined. MEDC’s usually lose fewer lives than LEDC’s, no matter