Week 7 Assignment- Willoughby

Week 7 Assignment- Willoughby - Ryan Willoughby 25 October...

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Ryan Willoughby 25 October 2015 Week 7 Assignment 1. The Graniteville incident involved a train derailment and a chlorine leak as a result of the derailment. The people of the local population was alerted through reverse 911 to evacuate. Eighty three percent of those respondents in the one mile evacuation zone said they received the message to evacuate (Mitchell, 2005). The one mile radius zone was the most evacuated zone. There was a considerable amount of confusion on where that one mile zone was though. It did not seem to affect anyone evacuating the area. When you look at other incidents in terms of the behavioral paradigm, this incident was above normal. More people evacuated than was even asked to evacuate. There were no real differences between the people who evacuated and those that didn’t. There were little factors that usually appear from the behavioral paradigm. 2. When you look at the two types of disaster the natural disaster kills many more people than the technological. In fact technological disasters occur one third less frequently and cause one tenth the loss of life of a natural disaster (Smith,2013). That still does not matter when it comes to perception. People are usually prepared for a natural disaster because they happen much more frequently. When these
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  • San Antonio, Emergency evacuation, technological disasters, History of Technological Hazards Disasters, fact technological disasters

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