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Do all parts of a community have the same vulnerability? 3-6 The Emergency Manager
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Unit Three: Mitigation Potential Economic Loss To do this, you should keep several things in mind . As stated above, potential human loss and economic loss are key considerations in vulnerability analysis. As you examine potential economic loss, buildings and their contents are obviously primary concerns. Crop or range land damage in agricultural areas is another form of potential economic loss. Potential Human Loss Looking at the vulnerability of people requires an assessment of where people live and work. Your vulnerability analysis should identify the locations of these people and the hazards to which they are vulnerable. Needs of Special Populations Here you will want to concentrate not only on the general population but also on special populations. These are the people who, in the event of an emergency, will require special provisions and attention , such as the elderly, those with disabilities, those in nursing homes or retirement communities, prison inmates, college students on a campus, and those speaking languages other than English. Your vulnerability analysis will help you in preparing the emergency plan and identifying the special tasks necessary to provide for their safety. Review Existing Capabilities Another consideration in estimating your vulnerability is existing mitigation capabilities . For example, if there is a dam that was constructed as a flood control measure, then your vulnerability to flood damage is probably reduced. However, if the dam is earthen or old and has the potential to fail, it may create vulnerability to a catastrophic dam failure. Similarly, tornado shelters and drills will reduce the vulnerability of people to loss of life but not economic loss. To mitigate economic loss, people and facilities should be insured. Ask for Assistance A final factor to remember in doing a vulnerability analysis is to get help. All the federal, tribal, state, county, and local agencies discussed under the section on Government Sources of Identification as valuable in hazard identification may be useful in estimating vulnerability. The Emergency Manager 3-7
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Unit Three: Mitigation Completing a Sector Profile Completing a Risk Assessment Risk Index Worksheet 3-8 The Emergency Manager
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Unit Three: Mitigation Your Role in Mitigation So far we have explained that mitigation efforts seek to eliminate or reduce the threat to life and property from the hazards potentially affecting the community. In that context, we touched on two other important points that merit repetition. First, we said that most mitigation efforts are the primary responsibility of other departments of local government, not often the direct responsibility of the emergency manager.
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