EST 330 Notes for January 25 2006

EST 330 Notes for January 25 2006 - 1/25/06 Emergency...

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1/25/06 Emergency managers and planners are adopting a new philosophy that it is better to try and change human behaviors rather than try to control nature in disaster prone areas. They are paying more attention to mitigation or taking steps to minimize the effects of hazard events before a disaster happens. A general rule of thumb is $1 in mitigation saves $7 in rescue and recovery costs. Why do people move areas that are highly prone to hazards? Often these areas are very beautiful places to live, for example, mountainsides, the urban wildland interface and barrier beaches. Individuals need to keep an open mind and maintain an awareness of the potential dangers in the area in which they decide to live. The continent of Asia is most greatly impacted by natural disasters. 75 % of world fatalities 60% of the world’s population 30% of the world’s landmass Hurricane Katrina New Orleans needs 37 hours minimum to evacuate completely President Eisenhower- responsible for the interstate highway system Designed for military purpose to connect major cities in time of war. Has a ratio for one straight mile of road to land airplanes in emergencies.
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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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EST 330 Notes for January 25 2006 - 1/25/06 Emergency...

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