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Disaster response and recovery

Disaster response and recovery

Author: David A McEntire
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Providing readers with a well-rounded understanding of disaster responses, this book first explores the various types of disasters that may occur. It then uncovers the myriad of actors that are  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A McEntire
ISBN: 9780471789741 0471789747
OCLC Number: 1049048264
Description: xiv, 498 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Knowing what to expect : hazards and disasters --
Understanding the actors : role and responsibilities of disaster participants --
Anticipating human behavior in disasters : myths, exaggerations, and realities --
Approaching response and recovery operations : alternative management theory --
Responding with initial measures : hazard detection, warning, evacuation, and sheltering --
Caring for the injured, dead, and distraught : overcoming physical and emotional Impacts --
Managing public relations, donations, and volunteers : expected challenges and benefits --
Moving beyond immediate needs : damage assessment, disaster declarations, and debris removal --
Promoting recovery and mitigation : disaster assistance and vulnerability reduction --
Overcoming typical challenges : other anticipated problems after disaster --
Harnessing technology and organization : tools for local, state, and federal governments --
Dealing with future disasters : prior lessons, new threats, and rising vulnerability.
Responsibility: David A. McEntire.
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