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2/12 1. Homeless people in San Fernando Valley after the 1994 earthquake a. No water, sanitation, etc to help them at parks b. Health dept tracked them to find their needs i. Park A and B had different resources. 1. Park A hears B has better resources and moves. Nomadic 2. Public Health and Disaster a. Bring faculty from research and clinical work 3. What is a disaster? a. Relative to resources of community b. Caused by hazards i. American Geological Vote: Some naturally occurring or man made phenomemnon. Something that presents a risk or potential or danger to life and property ii. Wildfire, earthquake, diagonal crosswalk, cell phone use while driving, drought c. Risks i. Risk of a disaster impacting a population 1. Hazard +Vulnerability +mobility of resources= variety of parameters 2. Vulnerability a. Urban environments- transportation, utility structure, buildings. Earthquake prone regions b. Infrastructure- roadway is covered with snow. Freeway loss after earthquakes. i. Transportation ii. Waterline infrastructure iii. Gasline c. Economic base of community i. If in a wealthy community, more resources to allocate. ii. Impoverished provide for, feeding, clothing family. No discretionary income. d. Factors that affect turnout at displaced population zone. i.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2009 for the course PUBLIC HEA CHS 100 taught by Professor Taub during the Winter '09 term at UCLA.

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