Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies, What You Should Know: A Family Planning & Survival Guide

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Gladson I. Nwanna
Frontline Publishers, Inc., 2004 - Emergency management - 250 pages
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This book provides a comprehensive information on every type of natural disaster as well as many man -made and technological emergencies. The natural disasters profiled in the book include Earthquakes, Floods and Flashfloods, Heat Waves, Hurricanes, Landslide and Mudflows, Thunderstorms and Lightning, Tornadoes, . Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Wildfires, Wildland Fires and Winter Storms. Man-made and Technological emergencies covered in the book include Biological and Chemical Agent Disasters, Hazardous Materials Accidents, Home Fires, Housing & Building Fires, Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies, Radiological Emergencies, Rolling Blackouts and terrorism. For each disaster or emergency, information is provided on what they are and what citizens or families could do before, during and after to minimize loss of lives and/or property. Also included are sources for additional information.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
After an Earthquake
19
Automobile
25
FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS
33
Returning Home
39
National Flood Insurance Program
45
Federal Disaster Assistance and National
51
HEAT WAVES EXTREME HEAT
59
TERRORISM
169
Personal Cleaning and Disposal
175
Preparing a Safeheven
181
School Evacuations
187
Specific Information For People with
193
Frozen Foods
201
You Know
207
CHILDREN
213

HURRICANES
72
LANDSLIDES AND MUDFLOWS
84
How to Plan
90
TORNADOES
97
Protecting Your Communities
103
VOLCANOES
109
Plan Your Water Needs
116
TECHNOLOGICAL
137
Summer Storms Fire Safety
144
HOME FIRES
151
Firesafe Landscaping
158
Pets and Disasters Before During
219
Food Preparation and Emergency
226
How to Use Emergency Food
230
PREPARING
239
CREATING A FAMILY PLAN
248
Sheltering in Place During a Radiation
254
APPENDIXES
263
The Red Cross
270
Top Ten Natural Disasters Tanked by FEMA Relief Costs
276
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Dr. Gladson I. Nwanna (Ph.D.) is a university professor, a former consultant to the World Bank, and a veteran traveler. Dr. Nwanna is the author of several books.

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