The Future: Where Do We Go From Here?We Are The Problem0.Problems arise when people put themselves where they can be impacted by major natural events1.Simple solution would be to keep people from hazardous locations2.People continue to make poor choices, believe that risked event “won’t happen to me”Hazard Assessment and Mitigation3.Underlying problem is belief that we can control nature4.Fail to see that the more we hold back the effect of large natural event, the worse the effect will eventually be5.‘Soft’ solutions include zoning to prevent building, strict building codes6.‘Hard’ solutions include installing levees, concrete barriers, riprap, catchment basins and landslide drainsSocietal Attitudes7.Collective memories of disasters only go back a few years8.Who should be responsible?0.Seller, purchaser, developer or agent, or government1.Government held responsible because deeper pockets than others9.Zoning restrictions are often limitedAfter a Disaster10. Homeowners’ behavior may contribute to damage
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