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|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xxvii, 273 pages ; 25 cm|
I. After the storm --
Help on hold, lives at stake --
II. How is America still vulnerable? --
The American health-care system: unready for prime time in an age of megadisasters --
Scenario: pandemic avian flu hits New York City --
Natural megadisasters: not just business as usual --
Scenario: earthquake in Seattle and Puget Sound --
Terrorism: still vulnerable five years later --
Scenario: going nuclear: the ultimate terror nightmare --
The built environment: a crumbling infrastructure and high-consequence industrial accidents waiting to happen --
Scenario: a chemical release in a tornado-risk zone --
Special populations, special needs, and soft targets: why I'm worried about the vulnerability of American's children --
Scenario: American children as targets of terror --
III. Why we're not prepared: four barriers to optimal readiness --
Barrier 1: Goals and accountability --
or random acts of preparedness? --
Barrier 2: Failures of imagination: it's always in the details --
Barrier 3: Missing and misplaced leadership: who's in charge? --
Barrier 4: The strange psychology of preparedness and why the public isn't buying --
IV. Making America safer: what we need to do now --
Introducing change --
International models: Who does it right? And who doesn't? --
Rational preparedness for an uncertain future: a nine-point plan --
Final thoughts: Coping and resiliency in a dangerous world --
Beyond batteries and go packs: Redlener's eight principles of disaster preparedness and survival.
- Emergency management -- United States.
- Disaster relief -- United States.
- Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
- Medical care -- United States.
- Civil Defense.
- Relief Work.
- United States.
- Disaster relief.
- Emergency management.
- Medical care.
- Terrorism -- Prevention.