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Student ID # or Name: M40GED Funding Proposal Local Resilience Project Outline Section 1. Proposed Title of Project Funding Proposal for a Local Resiliency Project Against Natural Hazards & Disasters: A Multi-Purpose Evacuation Centre Section 2. Executive Summary In times of unpredictable natural calamities like flooding due to heavy rainfall, sea level rise, strong winds especially along the coastal areas, or severe winter, UK communities must be prepared such that life can go on without much suffering.
For the coastal areas, it means erosion and evacuation of people living near the coastlines. According to Dorrell, R. and Wentworth, J. (2010, p.1) UK has roughly 16,000,000 people affected by floods as of September 2010, because 30% of England and Wales live near the coastal areas. Thousands lose their power supply during heavy rains, storm, or unusually cold winter. Some die. Based on the study of Kapucu, Naim PhD. (2009), Losses amounted to billions of Sterling Pounds in 1987 alone. An ideal Local Resiliency Project should be the orchestration of Local Authorities, Community Association members, and SMEs for the planning, management, and control of provisions that will meet the needs of all community members. There are those provisions that only the government can afford to prepare. These would be the well-trained Special Rescue Forces and major equipment for rescue and evacuation of people and properties, namely, heavy duty boats, diving supplies, army trucks, helicopters, ambulance, night vision devices. And there are infrastructures that Joint Ventures can construct on sturdy, higher grounds where people can be evacuated. ...