A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters

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National Academies Press, Jan 15, 1991 - Science - 71 pages
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Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally.
The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.
 

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Contents

Executive Summary
1
Chapter 1The US Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
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Chapter 2Hazard and Risk Assessments
13
Chapter 3Awareness and Education
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Chapter 4Mitigation
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Chapter 5Preparedness for Emergency Response Recovery and Reconstruction
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Chapter 6Prediction and Warning
37
Chapter 7Learning from Disasters
45
Chapter 8US Participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
49
Chapter 9Organization of the US Decade
57
AppendixHazard Reduction Checklist
61
Suggested Readings
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