Persons that could be considered imperative but

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persons that could be considered imperative, but usually the elderly (65 and older), the women and children and the poverty stricken areas of the community are going to be the ones who need immediate assistance. There
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are several vulnerabilities that a community will face before, during and after a disaster or a hazard, but the social vulnerability aspects reflects more on the people and their ability to prepare and cope rather than on the physical destruction that can occur. Mitigation During the mitigation process, social vulnerability can be analyzed by the emergency planners reviewing the neighborhoods and the poverty level and the median age of residents to determine what areas may need the most immediate assistance during a disaster. The surroundings of each community will also need to be taken into account per disaster. [FEM] For example, if there is a community that has a large elderly population and has a lot of large bodies of water surrounding, it should be written into the Emergency Plan early on that those low lying areas will need to evacuated early to prevent large losses of life and large dangerous rescues during a disaster. Response During the physical response during a disaster, the Emergency Planners should have a physical plan in place; knowing where the at-risk
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  • Winter '15
  • Poverty, Emergency evacuation, social vulnerability

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