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EST 330 Notes 2-1-2006

EST 330 Notes 2-1-2006 - EST 330 Lecture Notes February 1...

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EST 330 Lecture Notes February 1, 2006 Actions to take in the aftermath of a natural disaster first aid improve on communication technology to establish and re-establish communications remove victims from hazardous areas; however it must be carefully done because damage to the back or others areas of the body may be present temporarily rebuild or permanently relocate if applicable, process insurance claims send emergency relief infrastructure repair: roads, bridges, tunnels, water mains, etc. profit from experience and learn how to do things better, improve site selection, construct protective barriers civil engineering and architecture are of high importance common sense helps but a lot of people don’t have that!! Mitigation Planning : Natural Hazard Mitigation , Godschalk et al Mitigation is any sustained action that is taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risks to people and property from natural hazards and their effects: the responsibility of FEMA. Why is mitigation important? - reduces the cost to the economy - land use planning protects people from catastrophes and allows people to utilize healthy and safe environments—and the right to live and work where they please Natural Hazard Mitigation - (2 cent definition) is the prevention of future harms from
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  • Fall '09
  • PaulSiegel
  • Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Federal emergency Management Agency, Natural Hazard Mitigation

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