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Texas City Case Study
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...Disaster British Petroleum’s reaction to the disaster in Texas City, in which they ultimately decided to invest one billion dollars to upgrade and maintain the plant facilities, was perhaps the single most laudable decision during the course of the disaster and its aftermath. The company’s reaction however was mixed as initial reports were inaccurate, and misleadingly so, about the causes of the disaster, and therefore the responsibility for it, directly contradicting initial promises of a full investigation. Proximate Causes The disaster occurred when “an ‘isom... Word Count 1857: Texas Assessment Task 591 Identify Laudable and Culpable Decision ranked in order by merit and demerit Reaction to the...
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This paper will introduce and explain in what ways could an informed and collaborative response by both public and private sector entities do to potentially reduce casualties and save lives in the event catastrophic disaster to one of NYC water crossings
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...Disaster to the NYC Water Crossings How Response Can Reduce Casualties ina Catastrophic Disaster to the NYC Water Crossings Introduction Previous research, history, and modern research establish that New York City is a very fundamental point to the U.S economy. Subject to its geographical location, the New York City is prone to various external factors, which may include catastrophes, terrorist attacks, and significant human influence. Worth noting is the fact that any instability at the New York City will lead to immense panic and confusion, huge financial losses, fatalities (Brozan, 2013), and transport and economic interruptions... . As such, there have been concerned efforts to reduce the...
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Disaster Aids
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...disasters, thus, helping affected communities to recover from the resultant damage. The report also gives a deep insight into the steps that citizens or entire communities can take in order to lessen disasters’ impact on homes as well as businesses (FEMA, 2003). The most recent disaster to strike America was super storm Sandy, with New York and its surrounding territories suffering the storm’s impact hardest. When the storm waters gradually rose inland, power lines got exposed causing the city to suffer from widespread blackouts, which were accompanied by massive looting of valuables. Buildings were... ? Disaster Aids Disaster Aids A disaster is capable of disrupting people’s lives with a short notice or ...
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Emergency & Disaster
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...Disaster Hurricanes are natural disasters which occur due to changes in temperature of oceanic water because of change of heat from the sun causing water in the ocean to rise and spill over to the land causing floods. A number of hurricanes have occurred, and a few of them are; hurricane Mitch, hurricane sandy, hurricane Katrina just to name a few. The most recent one is the Hurricane Katrina which occurred in the year 2005 in the city of New Orleans Louisiana states causing large destruction and death of more than 1800 people (Rodger 2007). In order to avert such a disaster, the population inclusive of families and individuals should be informed early for hurricane preparedness... (Callaghan...
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Disaster preparedness
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...disaster response and preparedness. For instance, there was an in-depth analysis on the Oklahoma City bombing experience in 1995, wherein the community and the police, played a crucial role... Disaster preparedness INTRODUCTION Disaster preparedness always becomes a renewed priority for countries every time major disasters occur. The body of literature is, hence, rich on specific periods immediately after critical events such as the major disasters during the 1960s and 1970s and, of course, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York. The spurt of the academic interest is particularly focused on the theme regarding the concern for adequate programs or the lack of it so that the public is prote...
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Chernoble disaster
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...Disaster The disaster of Chernobyl is the biggest nuclear disaster happened in the history of nuclear disasters. The incident happened in 26th April 1986. Chernobyl is a city in northern Ukraine. The city was evacuated due to the core meltdown of the nuclear reactor. The exposed radiation matter caused many hazards to the people of the city and became a problem to other habitat of the city. There is still a mutation in the habitat of the place. Manure which came from the disaster region has brought sissies which are mutated (Scott, 2006). The reason for the event is that the coolant pumps which are stopped to test the backup system have caused the core to reach the temperatures which can... ?Chernobyl...
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The City Of Greensburg
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...City Of Greensburg 13th September 2013 Introduction This present paper focuses on disaster and disaster management in the City of Greensburg in the county of Westmoreland in the State of Pennsylvania. Potential disasters at Greensburg The disasters that are predictable at Greensburg According to the USA.com, Greensburg is prone to various natural disasters and weather extremes of which according to the data that have been computed from 1950 to 2010, there have been approximately 4,288 disasters in the city caused by weather events of...
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Chernobyl Disaster
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...Disaster Explanation of the Disaster Chernobyl nuclear power plant faced an accident on April, 26th 1986. The accident is known by its severity (World Nuclear Association 2011). Chernobyl is located in Ukraine. The nuclear power plant of the Chernobyl was considered a major power plant of the country and people love their association with the power plant. Chernobyl disaster happened due to overheating of the core, which resulted in the core meltdown. The meltdown of the core exposed the radioactive matter to the outer environment and it was also carried far away by wind. People were forced to leave the city as quickly as they could. At first, people were not informed by the accident... Topic: Chernobyl...
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Disaster Management System
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...city's disaster management system. Defining the Problem and Establishing the Objective Hence, we define our problem, "there is a need to establish emergency management systems where they are not aligned and strengthen such systems where already applied". After defining the problem we can establish the objective of this essay as "design, develop and ensure successful implementation of a disaster management system which minimizes the probability of destruction caused by a disaster, whether natural or man-made." Measures Essentially Needed It is evident... Disaster Management System Disasters have always been a part of human lives. Ever since the beginning of history mankind has faced numerous disasters...
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Disaster Recovery Plan
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...disaster recovery plan. Disasters may be categorized into two types at company level based on the nature of damages: disaster causing damages to the system and disaster causing damages to the entire facilities and properties. Establishing disaster recovery system at a different site will take care of both the types of disasters. Since the business of share broking house under study is spread all over the country, the disaster recovery site should be away by more than 300 kilo meters from the head office, in another city which is not prone to earth quakes. Goals The important goals in installing the disaster... ?Disaster Recovery Plan Business continuity plan or Disaster recovery plan Uncertainty in the...
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Natural Disaster
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...cities. Floods result from two waves rolling on a dry land surface or by excessively destructive rains. Floods can also be a result of hurricanes. For instance, New Orleans was destroyed by floods in 2005, because of the hurricane Katrina. In 2010, floods hit Pakistan, displacing more than 17 million people, destroying 1.3 million homes, and leaving millions homeless. Hurricanes are another type of natural disaster. These are strong storm systems, which have centers with low pressure. These result in powerful winds... A Speech on “Natural Disasters” Today, when we hear the term “natural disaster,” fresh memories of the recent devastating superstorm “Sandy,” unfold in our minds. Nonetheless, natural...
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Bioterrorism - Disaster Plan
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...Disaster Plan of New York of the Disaster Plan The disaster plan of New York from the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) with direct supervision from the Mayor of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, is a comprehensive document that contains relevant and crucial topics to ensure the safety and security of the public in times of emergencies. Entitled Ready New York: Preparing for Emergencies in New York City, the plan presented the following topics: preparedness basics (containing checklists for disaster plan, go bag, and emergency supply kit); emergency evacuation and sheltering; knowing the hazards in New York City in terms of diverse weather conditions, utilities disruptions... categories for...
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Perpetuating Disaster Myth through Film
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...disaster in a more realistic way. Contagion presents data to explain spread of disease and the number of people at risk in each city. Both Contagion and Outbreak bring focus on the various ways in which highly contagious diseases can spread. However, Contagion also gives real information that can help real people in society protect themselves in the event of an epidemic. So even though Contagion contains some of the myths associated with disaster movies, overall, it is a much more realistic movie which presents real solution to potential problems. Works Cited Contagion. Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2011. DVD. Outbreak....
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The Boston Molasses Disaster
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...Disaster The Boston Molasses Disaster occurred in 1919 when a storage tank containing 2,300,000 tons of molasses collapsed, killing 21 people and injuring around another 150. In the aftermath of the disaster, people from Boston had to take extensive clean up measures to clean away the sticky and in this situation, fatal flood of molasses that had swept a huge chunk of the city in waves. (History3625- Film Documentary, 2005). The disaster sounds like an urban legend; a drastic and extremely tragic one that claimed many lives and destroyed numerous others. (Dodero, n.d). The Boston Molasses Disaster was of particular interest in lieu of this paper because it talked of an almost... The Boston Molasses...
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Post disaster shelter reconstruction
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...city of Port-au-Prince and the other surrounding metropolitan area hosting more than 2.8 million people (Bornstein et al, 2013 p.46) is an example and will be used as a case study in this discussion. Case Study- January 2010 Earthquake in Haiti January 2010 earthquake in Haiti was described as a catastrophic earthquake of magnitude 7.0Mw with epicentre in the town of Leogane which is approximately 25 kilometres west of Port-au-Prince (Bornstein et al, 2013 p.45). This disaster affected more than three million people with fatalities ranging between one hundred thousand to two hundred thousand people. The earthquake resulted... POST DISASTER SHELTER RECONSTRUCTION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS Department...
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Disaster Management Paper 1.4
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...city. Reference Collins, L. (2000). Disaster Management and Preparedness. Boca Raton: CRC Press,... Disaster Management Disaster Management DB 2.2 a Internal actions plan Internal actions to be incorporated in the plan will include evacuation plan, fire protection plan, safety and health program, security procedures, insurance programs and employees manual. Evacuation procedures and life safety will aid in averting injuries and deaths of people, and it will include lighted symbols, smoke detectors, and sprinklers. Moreover, these tools and equipment will assist the planning process. Safety and health program will aid in mobilizing of the unit and maintaining...
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The MOVE disaster
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...disaster MOVE, a small radical organization of some blacks, had become a law and order headache for Philadelphia citizens and police department as well since its inception in 1972. On May 13, 1985, the city police used force and bombed the home of MOVE members with a view to eliminating their threat perennially. It resulted in the death of 11 MOVE members and destruction of 61 adjacent homes. After that, it had come to be known as the MOVE disaster. Background of the disaster MOVE, founded in 1972 by Vincent Leaphart and Donald Glassey, had campaigned for opposing the technology development and advancing the cause of 'back to nature' philosophy. Vincent changed his name... 1 Overview: The MOVE...
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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Disaster
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...disaster, it had been reported that none of the facilities had released any radiation (IAEA, 2011). Just a day later, Japanese authorities were forced to change their tune and admit that levels of these substances had been elevated all over the surrounding area. It was Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano who first reported the alarming levels of radiation in the surrounding area (ABC News, 2011), while Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned the public to stay indoors so as to avert being exposed to it (Kyodo News Agency, 2011). Luckily, the radiation at the time had yet to spread as far as Tokyo City, although vegetables such as spinach were found to have become... ?RUNNING HEAD: Fukushima Nuclear Plant...
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Jeddah Floods Disaster
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...city was not minor and it took many weeks for everything to return to normal. Offices were closed and the schools were also closed down for a few days. This meant that the official work as well as the education in the city was disrupted owing to these floods (BBC News- Middle East 2009; Humaidan et al 2011). Many innocent lives were lost in these floods and the city was in a state of despair. Such situations should be avoided for the betterment of the people as well as the country. The authorities of Saudi Arabia should consider these situations and learn important lessons from them so that the destruction associated with such disasters can... Jeddah Floods Natural disasters have always been a part of...
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The Boston Molasses Disaster
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...Disaster On 15th January 1919, the Boston Molasses Disaster took place in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The disaster left 21 people dead and many more injured. The disaster took place when a storage tank owned by the United States Industrial Alcohol Company blasted to release a gigantic wave of rushing molasses. A lawsuit was filed against the company and a bitter legal battle ensued after the disaster. Negligence and errors in design were finally proved to be the most obvious reasons explaining the tank failure. This event raised public morale to combat high handed corporates who did not pay much attention to environmental issues and public safety. And the technical... ? The Boston Molasses...
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Tenerife Airport Disaster
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...Disaster 7 able to save all passengers aboard an aircraft that crashed was the Sioux City, Iowa mid-air crash in 1989. Here, the experienced pilots were able to steer the damaged aircraft back to the emergency-prepared Sioux City airport where intensively trained ground... Air Disaster Running Head: Aircraft mishaps TENERIFE AIRPORT DISASTER Air Disaster 2 Abstract An ideal emergency or disaster response management program must have an Emergency Response Plan which consists of risk assessment, an emergency response team, proc...
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The Vioxx disaster and BP
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...Disaster: Why Accidents are Rarely Accidental. New York, NY: Rodale. ‘Flirting with Disaster: Why Accidents are rarely Accidental’ recounts the event and experiences on BP Texas refinery explosion and Vioxx disaster. It highlights the causes of the disasters; how the government and public responded to the situation. Hopkins, A. (2008). Failure to learn: The BP Texas City refinery disaster. Sydney, N.S.W: CCH Australia. The book explores the chain of events that led to the BP Texas refinery disaster. It illustrates the causes and ethical dilemmas that triggered the onset... The BP Explosion and Vioxx Disaster The BP Explosion and Vioxx Disaster Introduction The BP explosion and Vioxx disaster are...
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Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Disaster
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...DISASTER This essay tells about the ever great disaster occurred in the world by the end of the 20th Century. In this we have made an explanation regarding the nuclear explosion happened in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Moreover we have also made a discussion with respect to the causes of the disaster, disaster management process, how the disaster could have been avoided, about the outcome of the disaster against environment and inhabitants and finally the control measures which is followed by the conclusion of the essay. Table of Content Introduction..4 Disaster Background4 Risk Management Cycle..4 Risk Identification..5 Risk Measurement..6 Risk Analysis...7... CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT...
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Disaster Recovery Planning
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...Disaster Recovery Planning Contents of the Report Introduction Physical Risks Need for a Disaster Recovery Plan Essentials of a Disaster Recovery Plan NIST Guidelines: The 7 steps to IT Contingency Planning Contingency Policy Statement Business Impact Analysis Identification of Preventive Controls Outline of Recovery Strategies Contingency Plan Testing Methodology Ongoing Plant Maintenance Case Study Conclusion References Introduction According to Herman Mehling, "A disaster recovery plan is a bit like car insurance; you don't realize its value until you're in an accident" (Mehling, 2007). This was the common state of...
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Disaster Response & Recovery
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...disaster strikes (Kumarl, 2012). One of their roles is to regularly inspect the areas of vulnerability for susceptibility to terrorism-related hazards. These agencies should also have personnel that are adept in dealing with HazMat situations (Bloomberg, Cassano and Kilduff, 2011). Emergency management plan According to Kapucu (2012), emergency management plans for cities... ?Preparation for a terrorist attack In an urban setting, it should be recognized that rigid organizational boundaries are no longer effective in terrorist attack response (Bloomberg, Cassano and Kilduff, 2011; Kapucu, 2012). It is thus important for a disaster coordinator to summon representatives from these organizations so that a...
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Disaster Response & Recovery
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...cities should be designed to cater to the demographic background, community needs, amount of resources, geography, and socio-economic status. In addition, as mentioned above, security systems should be specific to the areas recognized to be vulnerable to attacks. Understandably, a wide-scoped disaster should mobilize an incident command system that utilizes divisions, or groups that are assigned to certain areas of the incident. Now knowing the areas of vulnerability, representatives from these areas should be more involved in the incident command system (ICS). A representative should be invited in the ICS, since he/she can provide valuable inputs to aid in the decision-making... Preparation for a...
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The emergency management plan
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...City Disaster Management Plan. Retrieved from http://mitigation.eeri.org/wp-content/uploads/City-Disaster-Management-Plan-of-Ghaziabad.pdf. Leander Integrated School District (ISD). (2011). Leander ISD Multi-Hazards... ?THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN Severe Weather Plan In case of severe weather such as thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, high winds, hurricanes, etc., special radio monitors tuned to the National Weather Service, located in incident command posts (ICPs) such as Director’s office, Police Office, Emergency Manager’s, Fire Department, Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s), and in the Safety Office, will be activated to receive official weather advisories. The National Weather Service,...
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Andy Warhol - Ambulance Disaster
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...Disaster 2009 OUTLINE: A) Biographic s of Andy Warhol and his artist career B) Disaster imaginary of Warhol C) Deathand Disaster paintings: Ambulance Disaster meaning and effect D) Conclusion Andy Warhol is one of the most spectacular artists of the 20th century. He was the one to combine a paradoxical approach to modernist art – on one hand, he was a “commercial artist”, on the other, he tried to be a fine artist. His uniqueness is expressed not in the manner he handled paint (though combination paint and silk-screen technique is characteristic for him) but in his choice of subject or content of his works. The success of his painting depended hardly on the quality... Andy Warhol Ambulance Disaster ...
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Disaster
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...disaster due: A disaster is an unexpected event such as an accident, fire or flood that kills people or causes a lot of damage. During such situations, an organization’s disaster recovery and business resumption plan intervene to help in whatever way possible. Federal and local assistance is also sought in cases where the situation is out of the organization’s control (Apostol et al., 2009). Background The disaster that lasted for three days caused great havoc leading to the destruction of main roads, damage of trees that uprooted power creating danger on the roads, destroying stored goods in warehouses, injuring employees and posing a danger to stored data... of a manufacturing plant....
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The Fukushima Nuclear Plant Disaster
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...Disaster Prepared for Prepared by June 25, CONTENTS CONTENTS ii This study is intended as an examination of the anomaly that occurred at Fukushima I Power Plant in March, which happened as a direct result of the massive earthquake and tsunami that occurred just recently. As with the calamities it succeeded, the nuclear disaster resulted in widespread loss of life, and has had numerous consequences and results that persist to this day. However, unlike the aforementioned earthquake and tsunami, whose long-term consequences revolve mostly around structural damage and psychological scars and trauma – especially where the survivors are concerned – the consequences... of this nuclear...
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Disaster of 9/11
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...Disaster of 9/11 The world saw one of the most tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. These attacks consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly targeting civilians. That morning, 19 terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. Each team of hijackers included a trained pilot. Two aircraft (United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11) crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into each tower. Both towers collapsed within two hours, followed by WTC 7 later that day. The pilot of the third team crashed American...
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Disaster management assignment
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...cities of California and Ohio where California is at the greatest risk of getting flooded with the levees being over 100 years old without being upgraded. Experts have said that there is almost a 60% chance of levee breaches in some areas around the city (Bass 2008). In case of Ohio another Katrina like disaster might be on the horizon as parts of it have already seen unusual flooding. This scenario is not a concern of the few with the beach view but is an issue that needs to be addressed globally as we all need to do our part in preventing the activities that is deteriorating our planet. On the other hand the coastal wetlands... Introduction: Hurricane Katrina is considered to be one of the most...
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Analysis of an Evnironmental Disaster
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...disaster The Haitian Earthquake Causes The earthquake in Haiti struck on January 2010 recording a 7.0 magnitude. The Epicenter of the earthquake was about 25km in the west of the capital city of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. The earthquake is the worst to have occurred in Haiti due to its magnitude and devastating effects (Brattberg & Sundelius, 2011). The causes of the quake are natural and not human, although, human aspects such as weak infrastructure increased the impacts of the earthquake to the country. Haiti lies in a plate between the North American and Caribbean plates (Pistone & Hoeffner, 2011). The occurrence of the earthquake was triggered by the position... & Hoeffner, 2011). In the...
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Analysis of an Evnironmental Disaster
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...disaster The Haitian Earthquake Causes The earthquake in Haiti struck on January2010 recording a 7.0 magnitude. The Epicenter of the earthquake was about 25km in the west of the capital city of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. The earthquake is the worst to have occurred in Haiti due to its magnitude and devastating effects (Brattberg & Sundelius, 2011). The causes of the quake are natural and not human, although, human aspects such as weak infrastructure increased the impacts of the earthquake to the country. Haiti lies in a plate between the North American and Caribbean plates (Pistone & Hoeffner, 2011). The occurrence of the earthquake was triggered by the position... (Pistone & Hoeffner, 2011). In...
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Katrina Disaster: The Governments Response
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...Disaster: The Government’s Response Katrina Disaster: The Government’s Response According to Kim Ann Zimmermann , an estimated 1,836 people died in the hurricane and the flooding that followed in late August 2005, and millions of others were left homeless along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans, which experienced the highest death toll. She said in her report that according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, hurricane Katrina ranked sixth overall in strength of all the recorded hurricanes in the Atlantic. Douglas Brinkley (2006), in his article ‘The great deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast” described the disaster as follows... "In the...
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City life
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...city home dwellers. The home hall ways are large and different from the other group’s hallways that are normally smaller. This is so as to allow wheel chair movement and emergency evacuations in case of a disaster (Sookyoung Lee, 2007). The elderly homes are fitted with signs that are large and conspicuous. The main reason for the size of the signs is to enable people with reading problems... INSERT OF (INSERT OF UNITE) THE DESIGN PERCEPTIONS IN RETIREMENT HOMES (INSERT THE (INSERT FULL S) The design perceptions in city retirement homes A retirement home for the elderly can be referred to as a home for the old people or else a home for the senior citizens of a country. ‘Living in a city is a pity’ as many...
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Natural Disaster and Economic Growth
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...disaster has occurred determines how hard the disaster would hit the macroeconomic growth of the economy (Skidmore and Toya, 2007; Noy 2009). The great Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe) earthquake hit Japan in the year in 1995 and it had brought tremendous damage to the country in terms of economic growth of the economy and the social structure (Christian, 2007). The city of Kobe was the worst sufferer in this disaster. Japan was already a developed nation when the disaster had stricken the country. Research by scholars acknowledges that the disaster had caused “devastating damage to the economic landscape of southern-central Japan” (Yamamura, 2013, p. 1). But, at the same time... ?Natural disaster and economic...
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BHS412 - Module 5 Case - Disaster Relief - Ethical Issues Related to Relief Operations
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...disaster In most disaster relief plans, gender issues are adequately addressed in disaster relief plans. An example of which is the Pan American Health Organization’s consideration of women as vulnerable population in natural disasters stated in its Fact Sheet. The most important gender issue that should always be put into consideration in natural disaster aftermaths is the role of women in disaster response. The Fact Sheet revealed the active participation of women in disaster response in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico City, which might serve as role models for American women to take an active role. There must be no discrimination of women in involving them in disaster... ?Ethical Issues...
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CITY COUNCIL MEETING
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...disaster to the city. Thus, a successful decision from the committee should justify its objective. Also, it should, concisely, accurately, and comprehensively dispatch unbiased information on the matter: information that must include valid evidence to support the idea and the converse is true for unsuccessful decision. From Personal perspective, the human goal to achieve a society proficient in responding to basic needs like... and number: submitted: Los Angeles Council Hearing The Council of Los Angeles meets onTuesday, Wednesday and Friday of every week to develop Agendas/memos to be discussed in the council meetings/hearing. The memos always consists a short and general description of the...
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BHS412 - Module 5 Case - Disaster Relief - Ethical Issues Related to Relief Operations
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...disaster In most disaster relief plans, gender issues are adequately addressed in disaster relief plans. An example of which is the Pan American Health Organization’s consideration of women as vulnerable population in natural disasters stated in its Fact Sheet. The most important gender issue that should always be put into consideration in natural disaster aftermaths is the role of women in disaster response. The Fact Sheet revealed the active participation of women in disaster response in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico City, which might serve as role models for American women to take an active role. There must be no discrimination of women in involving them in disaster... Ethical Issues...
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Stillman, Case eight: The Move Disaster
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...disaster MOVE, a small radical organization of some blacks, had become a law and order headache for Philadelphia citizens and police department as well since its inception in 1972. On May 13, 1985, the city police used force and bombed the home of MOVE members with a view to eliminating their threat perennially. It resulted in the death of 11 MOVE members and destruction of 61 adjacent homes. After that, it had come to be known as the MOVE disaster. Background of the disaster MOVE, founded in 1972 by Vincent Leaphart and Donald Glassey, had campaigned for opposing the technology development and advancing the cause of ‘back to nature’ philosophy. Vincent changed his name... 1 Overview: The MOVE...
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Case study-BP Deepwater Horizon platform disaster,LA May 2010 (Emergency and disaster management)
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...Disaster management is one area that most governments and city authorities fall short in. it is very common to see visible attempts and enthusiasm on the part of stakeholders who are concerned with various disasters, coming up with several ideas on how to check and prevent further disasters in the early days of occurring disasters... ?BP Deepwater Horizon Platform Disaster This research work was set out to critically delving into the causes, effects, management and prevention of oil spill disasters in the United States. To ensure a comprehensive analysis of issues and matters arising out of oil spill disasters that has hit the United States of late, the researcher used the April 20, 2010 BP Oil spill...
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Organization and planning assumptions for the Community Disaster Relief Plan.M1S
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...disaster relief plan can be defined as identification, assessment and reduction of risks posed by a disaster. Its main aim is the reduction both social and economic disaster vulnerability, on top of dealing with hazards that trigger them, for example, the environment. This paper sets out to design a disaster relief plan for Chloe-land in New England. This plan is necessary because the town is quite ill equipped to deal with major emergencies; the nearest referral hospital and response units are far away by 50 kilometers. Chloe-land is a sleepy town, far from the city, and is an administrative center. Some trade goes... Organization and Planning Assumptions ORGANIZATION AND PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS A...
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Northern Rock Disaster
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...Disaster Waiting to Happen'. Critically evaluate the Principal Arguments for and against this ment. Dealing at 12 pound at the beginning of the year, the suffering lender's shares are lower than 100p later than the credit crisis compressed its business representation. The relegation was long-established by the FTSE board in its most recent periodical reshuffle of the benchmark index. Several organizations in overall were booted from the FTSE hundred indexes. The reshuffle replicates the scale of the credit disaster on London shares. Shares in Europe, US and Asia have been stroked by shareholders ever since the summer when verification credit evasion in the US flashed a worldwide... 'Northern Rock was a...
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Disaster Response & Recovery Essay
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...Disaster Coordinator of the City I realize that I have to reach for connected and required agencies immediately reverting to National Response Plan, presuming it was a terrorist attack. Having no opportunity to verify my assumption, I have to plunge into immediate emergency action. My work is dictated by NEP and my main target, according to my training is saving... 155164 In a sunny afternoon, a game of football was played before an appreciating relaxed crowd of thousands when a terrorist explosion in the parking lot refreshes ghastly memories of 9/11 with panicking fans rushing out, medical squads and police force rushing in and a security guard appeals for help on public announcement system. As the...
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A hypothetical disaster scenario
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...disaster scenario Chile’s mega quake and Tsunami The hypothetical disaster scenarioincludes the results of the Chile’s mega quake and Tsunami. It was on Tuesday April 1st at 4:45 when an earthquake of about 8.2 magnitude hit the coast of Chile. The effect of this earthquake was felt when the ground shook at a distance of about hundreds of kilometers. The earthquake awakened a tsunami that led to evacuations in Chile and Peru. The news Media and networks were busy covering the effects of the earthquakes. They were busy analyzing the cost of the damages and deaths instead of focusing on the current issues about science. However, there is no difference between this earthquake... or the 2011...
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MHE512 Disaster Relief Module 2 SLP
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...city has a modern sewerage system. (Benson, 2005) Transportation Many of the natural disasters in the Philippines occur in coastal and mountainous communities where access is only through unpaved highways and some are still through mud roads. Even in the cities, transport networks are not wide enough to accommodate fire-fighting and utility repair vehicles. The National Disaster Council states that most of the typhoons hit coastal and extended swamp areas... Running Head: DRP MHE-512 Module 2 - Session Long Project: TUI 2009 BACKGROUND: The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelagic nation belonging to the South East Asian region. There are currently 7,100 islands but the majority of the population ...
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Technology in Place Prior 2 Disaster Event
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...city. In some places such as Shell Beach the owners of Campo Marina raised the clock and Marina shed. This was mainly to stop water from coming up although it is still continues. Computers have shown that there is a threat of flooding across a wide area. Use of digitized maps of the delta landscape from 1800s to a projected map for 2020, has shown how flooding from a hypothetical storm get deeper and spread steadily westward and northward as erosion and subsidence take their toll. Scientists have come up with audacious plans to avert disaster... Technology in Place Prior 2 Disaster Event (Who, What, When, Where, Why) Prior to the disaster, people mainly depended on only evaluation process. The scientists ...
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Emergency and disaster Management 1
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...DISASTERS AND THE DIFFERENT HAZARD MANAGEMENT AGENCIES THAT COMBAT THEM INCIDENT: Marine Oil Spill in the Rockhampton Region on 3rd April, 2010. 1.0 PURPOSE HMA: The main agency concerned was the Maritime Safety Queensland. It is an agency tasked as the Threat Specific Lead Agency in relation to marine oil spills. It functions under the State Disaster Management Arrangements. Related documents: 1- National Marine Oil Spill Plan 2- Queensland Coastal Contingency Action Plan-First Strike Plan Port of Rockhampton. Rationale: The Queensland Coastal Contingency Action Plan (QCCAP) indicates the threat-specific arrangements in order to ensure coordinated and integrated... ?SPECIFIC LEAD AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY...
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Texas A&M bonfire disaster
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...disaster. The first 911 call was received at the City of College Station’s Emergency Communications Center at 02... Texas A & M Bonfire Disaster Copyright Emergencies and crisis incidents are likely to continue to present themselves in all communities fromall over the world. However, it is important that efforts are made to try to learn from what had occurred and to implement better mitigation strategies so that future mishaps can be avoided. The Texas A & M University bonfire disaster of November 18, 1999 resulted in a tragic loss of young lives when a university tradition went wrong due to organizational and physical failures. The previously mentioned incident is important for all those with an...
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