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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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Disaster Aids
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...Disaster Aids Disaster Aids A disaster is capable of disrupting people’s lives with a short notice or none. As historical hazardous events have demonstrated, citizens must prepare themselves for virtually every type of a disaster. This is because when a disaster strikes and citizens get caught unprepared, they may be incapacitated, hence, unable to protect themselves, the loved ones as well as their property. This brief report begins by describing a disaster that has occurred in the recent past, how a federal agency responded and factors that could have been accounted for to increase the effectiveness of the response. Additionally, the paper describes other disaster scenarios, their possible...
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Disaster Preparedness
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...Disaster Preparedness Affiliation: one activity for each of these phases: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Relate these activities to one level of government: federal, state, or local level (county or municipal). In your own words, what do these activities mean? Preparedness activity should be training of people on how to respond in case of disasters. An activity for response should be sending ambulances to the scene or area where disaster has occurred. Recovery activity is counseling provided to the victims of the disaster to overcome trauma or treat post-traumatic stress disorder. As for the mitigation,...
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Disaster Simulation
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...Disaster Simulation Disaster Simulation Many people die during natural disasters because of lack of preparation. In the event of natural disaster, people need to prepare at home. Some of the physical home preparations include creation of escape routes and practicing to use the route. There is a need to invest in escape ladders when the windows are high. In addition, it is vital to ensure that the apartment has emergency stairs when one lives on the top floors. It is also important for one to be familiar with the disaster management plan. Part of the physical preparation also involves ensuring that one has...
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Bhopal Disaster
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...Disaster Introduction The unfortunate incident that took place on December 2, 1984 in the Bhopal of India is the ic example of unethical practices by a corporation that resulted in loss of thousands of precious lives. Causes of Disaster The incident was attributed to water leakage into methyl isocyanide (MIC) holding tank, due to slip blind water isolation plates that were excluded from another tank's lack of maintenance procedures' application. The reaction resulted into a major increase in the temperature of the liquid inside the tank causing the toxic gas to explode. Prior to the disaster, the company, Union Carbide was rated to have the best worker safety record (Browning, 1993) However... Bhopal...
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Bhopal Disaster
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...disaster that the modern world has yet seen took place in India in the year 1984. Union Carbide, a now defunct company, was producing pesticides within its industrial facility in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh when an explosion caused a release of hydrogen cyanide. The subsequent release formed a low lying cloud of gas that engulfed the shantytown in and around the industrial zone and affected the deaths of thousands within the local community. The true extent of the loss of life is still a hotly contested issue. For purposes of this research analysis, the author will assume that in excess of 8,000 people died from the immediate effects... of the gas as well as health complications caused by exposure...
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Disaster preparedness
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...disaster scenario involving the disaster (Japan earthquake) Although the Japan earthquake is a very recent event in our current history, it is important to note that there are a number of lessons that can be learned from the events that transpired. As fires broke out and people were unable to communicate with each other, a doomsday scenario of sorts developed, with people somewhat unprepared to deal with the aftermath of the disaster. My Japan earthquake disaster scenario involves the situation immediately after the earthquake with my family members outside of the safety of our home because it is a regular day and most of them are either at work or at school. FEMA has reported that most... Compose a...
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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 Relief
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...Disaster Relief Introduction Causing massive destructions along with enormous degree of negative impact on the national economy, Hurricane Katrina had been worldwide designated as one of the most unpleasant natural disasters in the history of the United States which has been further categorized as an Atlantic hurricane of Category 5. In its course of journey from southern Bahamas to Florida, the hurricane caused dramatic effects causing damage of more than 200,000 residences only in the state of New Orleans (Cashell & Labonte, 2005). With due consideration towards the aspect of continuous destructive impact of Hurricane Katrina, the paper will be focused...
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Challenger Disaster
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...disaster. By doing so it may have helped to prevent other mishaps over time with the space program, however, there are lingering questions as to causes, events leading up to and the actual day this occurred. The following paper is meant to dissect several questions surrounding this event. Initially asked is what could the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) management have done differently, was there anything the subordinates could have done... ?Running header: CHALLENGER ACCIDENT CASE STUDY Challenger Accident case study Challenger Accident case study When the space shuttle Challenger exploded over the Atlantic Ocean there was an immediate desire to understand the reasons for this...
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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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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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Aberfan Disaster
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...disaster fatality. Give a brief overview of the incident. Discuss what, in your opinion was executed and what could have been done better. How would you safeguard against these less than optimal situations occurring again and how, with the benefit of hind sight, would you have tackled the problems faced by the original investigative team The Aberfan disaster was one of the most tragic accidents in English history, both in terms of the sheer numbers of people killed and also the demographics of those victims: mainly young children at a primary school. Those killed at Aberfan have become a symbol for both the apparent randomness of accidents and also the need to carefully... Aberfan (21/10/66 a mass...
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DISASTER PREPARATION
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...Disaster Preparation Disaster Management Role of a Registered Nurse (RN) incase of a Disaster Registered Nurses, commonly referred to as RNs, play an important role in the event of disasters including hurricanes, floods, violence and fire. To start with, RNs are called upon to report to work and some of the assignments in areas that they are not used to owing to the fact that the working conditions are severe (American Nurses Association, 2010). They are charged with the role of ensuring their own safety and that of the family members. They have to consider on how to get to the hospital safely and avoid any damages within...
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Disaster preparation
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...DISASTER PREPARATION By Disaster Preparation Over the recent years, the world has experienced a rise in the number of disasters that has been consistently occurring. These disasters have led to unimaginable loss of life, property and displacement of people, thus affecting millions of people. No person can stop disasters from occurring and no one is immune against disasters. Nonetheless, people have a chance to reduce the degree of damage that disasters can cause through making sure that exhibit the highest level of preparedness. Registered Nurses (RNs) are one of the largest health care practitioners, yet, a large percentage of them are not well prepared for disasters due to several reasons... ...
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Natural Disaster
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...Disasters” Today, when we hear the term “natural disaster,” fresh memories of the recent devastating superstorm “Sandy,” unfold in our minds. Nonetheless, natural disasters have existed throughout human history. Different nations have stories of their loss and suffering because of natural disasters. It is during times of natural disasters that the element of solidarity in humanity surfaces. Floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, famine, and droughts are examples of natural disasters, which have adverse effects on countries. In my opinion, I like to see the term “natural disaster” as a word human beings use to blame nature for their lack... A Speech on “Natural...
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Disaster relief
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...Disaster Relief 538024) Introduction With the population of the world increasing at a steady pace it is but inevitable that man would inhabit places that were otherwise considered to be unsafe. Also, the current degree of climatic change has had many adverse effects in the ecological balance of nature leading to serious natural calamities. (Cochrane HC, 1975,) The impending and critical requirement of clean and abundant energy has called for the use of further nuclear energy without addressing the safety concerns of this energy form or the operational stability of the facility. All these natural and artificial reasons have made humans a potential target for...
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Disaster communications
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...Disaster Communications Disaster Communications The “Korean Flight 007” incident in Russia was caused by poor communications between the soviet ground control and the passenger jet. It left 269 passengers and crewmembers dead. Consequently, this incident intensified rivalry amid Soviet Union and the US. Apparently, the Korean Airlines Flight was in the final leg of a flight after leaving New York for Seoul with a brief stopover at Alaska. However, as it advanced to its ultimate destination, the plane started to veer off. In a short time, the plane accidentally flew into Russian territory and traversed over the Kamchatka peninsula, an area that had numerous...
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Disaster Management
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...disasters happen every year in any part of the globe and this is evidenced by various news reports ever published. Tracking disasters from previous years could be of great help in avoiding potential losses from hazards when the same disasters strike, and ensuring rapid and effective recovery to possible victims (Warfield). In order to track disasters, data from previous years' catastrophes must be obtained for the certain area to be tracked as this could help analyze the kinds of calamities that strike the area and the frequency of them happening (Warfield). Online data from the internet and previous news clippings could be used in tracking disasters. For this paper, we... Introduction Different...
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Katrina disaster
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...Disaster & Hospital Recovery The Industrial Hygiene Hazards for Hospitals and Hurricane Induced Hygiene Hazards Lecturer: Thispaper explores the guidance provided by an Industrial Hygienist of the hospital to the Incident Commander of a Large New Orleans Hospital on safe entry, safe clean up procedures, appropriate protective equipment for all rescue workers and hazard assessment after the building was hit by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding caused by damaged levee. The paper is based on industrial hygiene hazards for the hospital as well as those induced by the hurricane, how the rescue teams detect, face and remove those hazards to make the environment safe and operational... ...
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Challenger Disaster
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...disaster. By doing so it may have helped to prevent other mishaps over time with the space program, however, there are lingering questions as to causes, events leading up to and the actual day this occurred. The following paper is meant to dissect several questions surrounding this event. Initially asked is what could the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) management have done differently, was there anything the subordinates could have done... Running header: CHALLENGER ACCIDENT CASE STUDY Challenger Accident case study Challenger Accident case study When the space shuttle Challenger exploded over the Atlantic Ocean there was an immediate desire to understand the reasons for this...
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Disaster recovery
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...disaster recovery plan is extremely crucial to business continuation for many reasons. First and foremost, it mitigates IT risk in any given environment. Secondly, IT risk mitigation is important to understand enterprise mitigation (Johnson,2011). Physical Access Control One of the first elements that was surprising was the fact that physical controls must be embedded. Physical controls must be embedded to ensure that facilities do not get violated and data centers are secured. This would allow the data centers to be securely equipped. The ISACA makes it very clear for enterprise risk mitigation(Tipton, 2005). Employee responsibility To avoid these type of issues, each...
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Disaster Recovery
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...Disaster Recovery Banks all over the world have been invaded by a cybercrime group being labeled ‘Carbanak gang’ which has been stealing millions of dollars in cash from banks and personal accounts and dispensing some of it through ATMs at different times of the day. The gang has used malware to infiltrate into the computers of bank employees and monitor through video feeds the activities of the bank and used this to steal the cash. Over $300 million dollars has been stolen so far. The incident was only discovered after an ATM in Ukraine was discovered through video monitoring to be dispensing money at random times even without anyone having inserted an ATM card or even...
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Disaster Preparedness
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...Disaster Preparedness The two central points which can become the focus of the problems come from the demands made by the Incident Commander. Extra medical supplies since the number of people with injuries exceeds expectations as well as not anticipating area flooding after the hurricane show that there was a lack of preparedness. However, the signs of shortages in drinking water and food show that the mitigation efforts also lacked some level of foresight. The problems which are now facing the IC clearly show that something went wrong during the planning phase since the estimates for getting the right amount of drinking water as well as medicines were off. The easiest way...
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Disaster Relief
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...disasters, natural or otherwise. For the year 2010 alone, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recorded 81 declared disasters.1 Before disaster strikes, when possible as in the case of typhoons and hurricanes, and its resultant flooding, the government is there to issue warning and evacuate people from the danger zones. Immediately after disaster strikes, the government is there to assist the citizens within the affected areas through concerted disaster relief efforts. When the government... Influences on the Public Policy Formulation Twisters and typhoons, earthquakes and tsunamis, floods and droughts, it and we have it here in the US. Each year, the world’s superpower is besieged by...
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Challenger disaster
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...Disaster When is an activity considered to be unsafe? Work practices could also be taken as a kind of administrative control. In the majority of workplaces, even where engineering controls that are well maintained and well designed present, work practices could still be unsafe. Some of these elements of unsafe work practices are the lack of developed and implementable standard procedures of operation (Ohnysty 57). If the employees are not educated and trained about the procedures of operation, as well as other workplace training that is necessary, they could be working under unsafe conditions. Activities carried out in programs that do not have established good house keeping conditions... Challenger...
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Global disaster
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...Disaster-Drought Introduction Human activities and natural factors have exposed the globe to numerous disasters. Some of the global disasters include floods, air pollution, droughts, tsunamis, tornadoes, nuclear blasts, cybercrime, and earthquakes. Global disasters have led to property destructions, deaths, food insecurity, human displacement, injuries, and economic loses. The recent technological growth, increased human activities, global warming among other factors has exposed the globe to future global disasters. The paper defines drought and discusses its causes, effects, and mitigation mechanisms. Ultimately, the paper draws a conclusion on why drought is important, the effects... of...
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Disaster Management
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...disaster commander who is in charge and responsible for the whole situation. Immediately under the disaster commander are the public information officer and liaison officers. The public information officer should understand principles of risks in communication. He/she is responsible for giving accurate public health information to the public and collaborating agencies. His/her... ? The research is carried out purposefully with aim of preparing the community at large for emergency responses in case of a catastrophe. The simulation takes us through all stages on how to respond to emergencies. The simulation also explains the roles of various stakeholders in ensuring that fewer damages occur and no lives...
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Natural disaster
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...Disasters: The people deserve help. Human beings have advanced to levels that were difficult to be imagined by their ancestors with major developments in technology as well as in other fields. Control has been achieved over important factors that influence the human life and hence this has resulted in a better quality of life. But there are certain areas where a being becomes helpless. Natural disasters and catastrophes are examples of these. The recent earthquake that struck Haiti greatly affected the living conditions of the Haitians and the after effects of the quake demanded early attention and help from the world. The disastrous effect... of the earthquake in Haiti needs quick...
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Crimes during disaster
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...disaster How to prevent disaster crimes Crime is an incident or action of negligence which may cause damage or injury to the public morals or welfare of a person or state which may be prohibited; they include rape, theft, extortion, bribery and rooting among others. Whereas disaster is a calamitous situation which occur suddenly causing, loss of life, damage to property and life hardship. Examples of disasters include floods, hurricanes, volcano eruptions and fire incidences among others (Goel, 2009). Therefore, crime during a disaster is an offence committed during or after a disaster. Thus, this paper will discuss on how to prevent disaster crimes. Disaster crime...  Crimes during...
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Disaster planning utilizing informatics
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...Disaster planning utilizing informatics What is unavoidable in one’s life is disaster. No body can prevent it. But the causalities anddamages can be reduced by imparting systematic plans and programs. With help of science By the timely and accurate information, and help, many are escaped from disasters which may be man made or natural. Developments in the field of science make everything fast especially the distribution of information. Information technology causes big and great change in the field of medical. The role of informatics in the field of disaster planning is very great and valuable. But the benefit of informatics is not available to all. So informatics has its own disadvantages...
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Disaster Management System
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...Disaster Management System Disasters have always been a part of human lives. Ever since the beginning of history mankind has faced numerous disasters as a result of earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, floods, etc. Man-made events like wars, civil disorder and terrorism have also been a reason to cause disasters. A common attribute of any disaster is the difficulty in predicting its occurrence and estimating the damages it is going to cause. The advances in modern science have contributed towards more reliable predictions of such events. Yet estimation of actual damages caused at the time of...
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Disaster Response & Recovery
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...Disaster Response & Recovery Inserts His/Her Inserts Grade Inserts 11 September Disaster Response & Recovery Disaster response and recovery is must be a combined effort to be more successful. The research focuses on the medical response to disaster. The research delves in the police response to each crisis. The research focuses on the fire department’s role in disaster alleviation, the combined efforts of the community, government, private sector, and other concerned parties will reduce disaster damages on property and persons. In terms of the role of the federal, state, and local agencies in implementing the main parts of the United States National Response Plan during a disaster response... ...
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Disaster management 2
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...disaster management: is there any guiding theory?” by Samuel Nielsen and John Lidstone the disaster management and guidance to the event has been explained. Here, many strategies available for disaster management and need for public education in this context is described. The individual safety of the people victimized by disaster is a concern among many disaster managers according to the authors. The writing suggests that much disaster management does not employ cost – effective and feasible measures in regard to disaster management. To facilitate increased safety must be the aim of any disaster management. As per (WCPT,2014... Emergency Management Introduction In the article “Public education and...
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Dealing With Disaster
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...DISASTER By Location Introduction Disaster management is how countries and organizations deal with disasters. It is the creation and development of plans that help communities reduce the risk and vulnerability to disasters and cope with the hazards. The process, however, does not eliminate the threat of the occurrence of the disaster. There are different types of disasters from natural to man-made disasters that need communities to be prepared. The process of disaster management, however, focuses on the creation of plans that help reduce the impact of the disasters. Planning help reduces the risk of human mortality, damage to assets and losing revenue. The essay is going to focus... DEALING WITH DISASTER ...
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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Disaster
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...Disaster The Fukushima Nuclear Plant Disaster This study is an examination of the anomaly that occurred at Fukushima I Power Plant in March. The said incident 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 that persist to this day. However, unlike the 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 disaster are much more... disquieting. If left unchecked, these...
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Comparative Post Disaster
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...Disaster Report Introduction 3 Buncefield Explosion 3 Mitigation Measures 5 Disaster Preparedness 6 Social, Economic and Environmental Impact a Comparative Study 6 Conclusion 10 References 11 Introduction Disasters although are not the norm and the usual occurrence but they are very much part of our lives. The degree and types of disasters vary. Some are natural disasters which cannot be avoided but some only occur due to our mistakes and can be avoided. Disaster is a phenomenon that can be natural or man-made and can be disastrous especially if no preventive measures are taken. Disaster management is the strategy and methodology employed when any catastrophe or disaster... Comparative Post...
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Profiteering on Disaster Relief
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...disaster relief al affiliation Profiteering on disaster relief When a disaster strikes, governments, corporate, individual, international and non- governmental organizations are quick to give aid. However, sometimes governments offer aid to strengthen political relations. Some companies and organizations view humanitarian efforts as corporate social responsibility. They mostly give aid in terms of funds, volunteering or offering expertise to disaster relief efforts. Others respond to disasters in order to make profits for their organizations. This is disaster profiteering, though it sounds absurd, it is unavoidable. Steets and Hamilton (2009) say that, there are factors... in humanitarian...
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Disaster Recovery Plan
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...Disaster Recovery Plan Business continuity plan or Disaster recovery plan Uncertainty in the environment caused by natural and man-made disasters, call for strategic management plan for business continuity and disaster recovery. An important lesson learned by the business and industrial organizations from the September, 11, 2001 terrorists’ attack on the USA made them to realize the need for contingency planning in the case of unexpected and uncertain events. “The stock markets in New York have reopened after their longest closure since 9/11due to the super storm Sandy... NYSE said it is using backup generators - for the...
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Disaster Recovery Plan
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...Disaster Recovery Plan Table of Contents I. of the Program/Disaster Recovery Plan 3 A. Requirements Definition, Assessment of the Overall Firm Vulnerability 3 B. Analysis of Impact to the Business 3 C. Requirements Definition 4 D. Development of the Plan 4 E. Plan Implementation, Testing 5 II. Objectives and Scope of the Disaster Recovery Plan 5 III. Staffing, Organization for the Disaster Recovery Plan 6 IV. Control of the Project 6 V. Deliverables and Schedules 7 References 8 I. Description of the Program/Disaster Recovery Plan A. Requirements Definition, Assessment of the Overall Firm Vulnerability The...
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Ethics in Disaster Relief
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...Disaster Relief Ethics in Disaster Relief Ethical Conflict in Relief Planning While analyzing the contemporary disaster management and relief planning practices, certain elements of ethical conflicts are usually found. The most important ethical conflict identified in relief planning is that underdeveloped communities around the globe are excluded from relief management practices on the ground of caste discrimination. According to National Dalit Watch-National Campaign (n. d.), on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), nearly 260 million caste-affected people are living in the world. The organisation also points that caste-affected population are most likely to be discriminated even during disaster... ? Ethics in...
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The disaster recovery plan
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...Disaster Recovery Plan In articulating a disaster recovery plan there are a number of notable elements that go into the production and development of the main outlining features. This specific essay details the disaster recovery plan for a small neighborhood veterinary clinic during, after, and before a hurricane. Some of the distinguishing features within this clinic are that it provides services for dogs and cats only. These services include office visits, surgery, hospitalization, and boarding. The clinic is located in a geographical region that is regularly threatened by hurricanes. The one-story building is constructed of cement...
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Disaster Safety Management
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...disaster, 1984 was the worst’s industrial disaster, occurred in Madhya Pradesh. Methyl iso cyanate and many other toxic gases leaked from thepesticide plant in the night of December 2-3. Due to this incident, thousands of people died leaving many people injured. The pesticide plant was Union Carbide Pesticide India Limited. The immediate death toll was 2,259 and the death toll related to the gas release was 3,787. 1979 was when a MIC was introduced in the production plant. The water entered the tank containing 42 tons of MIC. This resulted in increased pressure and temperature over 200° centigrade. Due to the blowing North-Westly winds, the vented gases were introduced to Bhopal. Regarding... ?Bhopal...
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Intro to Disaster (SLP)
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...disasters associated by geological activities. Seismic movements of the plates are common event in Japan. However it does not mean that they are spared from other two forms of natural disasters, the storm and flood, due to their geographic location (Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), 2010). This proneness has led Japan to innovate prevention measures, from policies to public training and technological means. In CRED (2010), earthquakes are the most frequent disaster to occur in Japan... ?Japan, the Natural Phenomena, and the Asian Continent Country Overview Japan is one of the countries to belong in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Being inthe ring would mean proneness to natural...
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NGO's in Disaster Relief
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...Disaster Relief Question Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) play an imperative role when there lay a critical need for immediate assistance to the community in order to prevent further deaths as well as injuries arising from any clashes or natural calamities. It has been apparent from the fact that the active participation or engagement of various NGOs proved to be much beneficial towards reducing severe risks arising from any sort of conflicts or disasters. This is due to the reason that the NGOs usually perform their operational functions at grass-root level by partnering with different communities as well as local organizations. Moreover, the NGOs often take into concern... a...
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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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The Piper Alpha Disaster
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...Disaster By Introduction Piper Alpha was an oil production platform located northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland and was operated by Occidental Group (NASA, 2013, p. 1). In 1976, it started to export oil to the Flotta terminal from Piper Oilfield, which was discovered in 1973. The [platform had four main operating areas, and were separated using firewalls that were designed to withstand fire. In addition, the arrangement of the operating areas was such that the most hazardous ones were situated far from the personnel. However, a Gas Compression Module (GCM) was located next to the control room of the platform, and this proved dangerous (NASA, 2013 p. 2). In the late... that night evacuated the...
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Disaster in Gwinnett County
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...Disaster in Gwinnett County Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 National Incident Management System (NIMS) 4 Question 4 Question 2 5 Question 35 Prevention (including Mitigation) 6 Question 4 7 Question 7 9 National Disaster Management Council 9 Question 11 12 Question 15 14 Question 17 15 Question 18 16 Question 19 18 Question 20 18 Question 21 19 20 Question 22 20 Question 23 21 Question 24 22 Question 25 22 Question 26 23 Question 27 24 Works Cited 25 National Incident Management System (NIMS) Dr. Donald W. Walsh has pointed out that NIMS should comprise following components (Walsh 6). Preparedness (planning and assessment) Information management Resource (financial and non financial... )...
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Emergency and Disaster problem
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...Disaster Management 50,000 Disaster Victims Speak: An Empirical Review of the Empirical Literature, 1981 - 2001 The paper selected for the critique is "50,000 Disaster Victims Speak: An Empirical Review of the Empirical Literature, 1981 - 2001", prepared by Fran H Norris and his team for the National Centre for PTSD and the Centre for Mental Health Services in September 2001. The review has been carried out under the aegis of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Although the tile of the paper is quite straightforward, it nevertheless attracts the attention of the reader. As one goes through the paper, one realizes that the disaster victims 'speak' in terms of facts... Emergency and...
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Disaster Recovery Planning
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...Disaster Recovery Planning No matter how careful a company is while making plans to curtail all the riskswhich can create a disaster for the organization, there are things which are beyond the control of any human being that can create disasters. Recovering from the disaster and continuing operations remain important concerns for the organization and that is where disaster recovery planning comes into play. My organization is mainly concerned with health care therefore there are several well established scenarios which can come into play with disaster recovery. However, the focus of my...
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