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disaster management plans - Although disasters human-made...

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Although disasters, human-made or natural, are inevitable, there are ways to prevent and manage how people and their communities respond to disasters (Stanhope & Lancaster, p. 454) There are many different types of natural disasters ranging from fire, flood, hurricane, tornado or earthquake as well as man-made disasters. In order to prepare for a disaster a management plan should be in place. Management plans may differ slightly depending on the disaster but they always include having a disaster kit. Disaster management plans are put in place depending on the geographical area and the expected disaster. Persons living in California would have disaster plans for wildfires, earthquakes and floods as the potential for those disasters are very high. If you live on the East Coast/Gulf Coast in places such as Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi or the Carolina’s, disaster plans would be in place for hurricanes and tornados.
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