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Author: Gus A. Koehler
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: theory, conference, proceedings, chaos, learn, response, management, disaster
Number of Pages: 231
Published: 1997-07
ISBN-10: 0788144995
ISBN-13: 9780788144998

Contents: what disaster response management can learn from chaos theory; disaster in aisle 13 revisited; nonlinear analysis of disaster response data; disaster responder's perception of time; fractals & path dependent processes: a theoretical approach for characterizing emergency medical responses to major disasters; self-organization in disaster response: global strategies to support local action; & chaos theory & disaster response management: lessons for managing periods of extreme instability. Bibliography.

Author: Charles E. Adie
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: disaster, sustainability, natural, local, ideas, recovery, holistic, building
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 2003-09-01
ISBN-10: 0756726204
ISBN-13: 9780756726201

This is an all-purpose handbook on how to build sustainability into a community during the recovery period after a disaster. It has background information, practical descriptions, & ideas about what sustainability is, why it is a good for a community, & how it can be applied during disaster recovery to help create a better community. The book is intended to be used by local officials, staff, activists, & the disaster recovery experts who help the community during disaster recovery -- including state planners, emergency management professionals, mitigation specialists, & others. It is geared ma

Author: William O. Jenkins
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: response, plans, congressional, testimony, effective, validating, criteria, developing, disaster
Number of Pages: 13
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1437939953
ISBN-13: 9781437939958

Among the lessons learned from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was that effective disaster response requires planning followed by the execution of training and exercises to validate those plans. FEMA is responsible for disaster response planning. This testimony focuses on: (1) criteria for effective disaster response planning established in FEMAżs National Response Framework; (2) additional guidance for disaster planning; (3) the status of disaster planning efforts; and (4) special circumstances in planning for oil spills. The auditor reviewed the policies and plans that form the basis of

Author: Bruce R. Lindsay
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: supplemental, appropriations, emergency, funding, relief, disaster
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1437930271
ISBN-13: 9781437930276

When a state is overwhelmed by an emergency or disaster, the governor may request assistance from the federal government. Federal assistance is contingent on whether the President issues an emergency or major disaster declaration. Once the declaration has been issued, FEMA provides disaster relief through the use of the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). Contents of this report: (1) DRF; (2) Past and Present Authorities Related to the DRF: Public Laws Influencing the Administration of Disaster Relief; (3) How the DRF is Funded; (4) The Debate over Emergency Supplemental Appropriations; (5) Emergency

Author: Kay Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: disaster, could, improve, case, management, outcomes, programs, assistance, greater, coordination, evaluation
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437919561
ISBN-13: 9781437919561

As a result of the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the fed. gov¿t., for the first time, funded several disaster case mgmt. programs. These programs help victims access services for disaster-related needs. This report reviewed: (1) steps the fed. gov¿t. took to support disaster case mgmt. programs after the hurricanes; (2) the extent to which fed. agencies oversaw the implementation of these programs; (3) challenges case mgmt. agencies experienced in delivering disaster case mgmt. services; and (4) how these programs will inform the development of a fed. ca

Author: Alcira Kreimer
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: disaster, risk, future, cities, safer, building
Number of Pages: 326
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0821354973
ISBN-13: 9780821354971

Disaster impacts are increasing in severity. Annual direct losses for weather-related events have increased from $3.9 million in the 1950s to $63 million in the 1990s. Moreover, a number of ongoing trends have the potential to cause even more severe and broader disaster impacts than ever before. These include increased environmental degradation, the impacts of climate change, population growth in cities, and globalization.In developing countries, disasters can cause major setbacks to economic and social development, inflict massive casualties, and cause the diversion of funds from development

Author: Susan Irving
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: disaster, experience, management, related, resources, past, learning, cost, estimates, fema, improve
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 1437901018
ISBN-13: 9781437901016
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