EST 330 Notes February 13 2006

EST 330 Notes February 13 2006 - Notes for Monday 2/13/2006...

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Notes for Monday 2/13/2006 Source: Natural Hazard Mitigation Insights No.8 – October 1998 “Land-Use Planning can be a very powerful tool in striking a balance between a community’s need to protect its citizens from natural catastrophes and the rights of those same citizens to live and work where they please.” Effective planning can reduce the losses, deaths and hardships that come with natural disasters. Each and every person who has experienced a natural disaster knows the price of not being prepared. The less mitigation the greater are the deaths, personal loss, post disaster trauma and financial suffering. *After a disaster, the city has to pay for any emergency services out of their tax fund. In case of New Orleans and Katrina Hurricane, the city won’t have enough money to pay all of its bills therefore it will be faced with many post disaster difficulties in addition to recovery and rebuilding. The Benefits of Mitigation Planning 1. Mitigation puts basic but necessary information about the hazards in particular communities into the hands of the public. It warns the members of the community of possible natural disasters that may occur in the area, how to prepare for them
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course EST 330 taught by Professor Paulsiegel during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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