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Disaster management in the U.S. and Canada : the politics, policymaking, administration, and analysis of emergency management

Author: Richard Terry Sylves; William L Waugh
Publisher: Springfield, Ill. : Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, [1996] ©1996
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Emergency management has become a vital profession, better able to meet ever-increasing public demands, better able to advance post-disaster cost recovery and relief, and better able to put communities back together after a disaster. This book is designed and intended to help the reader, whether familiar or unfamiliar with the field, better understand the human impacts that emergencies have on us all. It examines  Read more...
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Disaster management in the U.S. and Canada.
(DLC) 96001041
(OCoLC)34151224
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Terry Sylves; William L Waugh
ISBN: 9780398090333 0398090335
OCLC Number: 864900649
Notes: Revised edition of: Cities and disaster. c1990.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 393 pages)
Contents: LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES; PART 1; Chapter I REDESIGNING AND ADMINISTERING FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; Chapter II THE POLITICS AND BUDGETING OFFEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; Chapter III THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; Chapter IV COORDINATING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:A CANADIAN EXAMPLE; PART 2; Chapter V INTERGOVERNMENTAL CHALLENGES AND CALIFORNIA'S APPROACH TO DISASTER MANAGEMENT; Chapter VI THE NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE:MEMOIR OF A FEMA INSPECTOR; Chapter VII CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES:HOW INTEGRATED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SUCCEEDS AND FAILS; PART 3. Chapter VIII COPING WITH FLOODS: LESSONS FROM THE 19908Chapter IX THE IMPACT OF THE 1993 MIDWEST FLOODS:BUSINESS VULNERABILITY AND DISRUPTIONIN DES MOINES; Chapter X THE LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE: A BETTER WAY TO COORDINATE DISASTER PLANNING; PART 4; Chapter XI THE HYATT SKYWALK DISASTER AND OTHER LESSONS IN THE REGULATION OF BUILDING; Chapter XII MANAGING MAJOR EMERGENCIES IN ""GOTHAM CITY""; Chapter XIII THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF THE MAYOR IN CANADIAN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; PART 5; Chapter XIV EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS. Chapter XV ALL-HAZARDS, OPERATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: A LESSON LEARNED FROM HURRICANE ANDREWChapter XVI DISASTER MANAGEMENT FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Other Titles: Cities and disaster.
Responsibility: edited by Richard T. Sylves and William L. Waugh, Jr.

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Emergency management has become a vital profession, better able to meet ever-increasing public demands, better able to advance post-disaster cost recovery and relief, and better able to put communities back together after a disaster. This book is designed and intended to help the reader, whether familiar or unfamiliar with the field, better understand the human impacts that emergencies have on us all. It examines laws, policies, regulations, and arrangements of the intergovernmental world of disaster management. DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN THE U.S. AND CANADA is a complete overhaul of the first edi.

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