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Disaster Management
CONGRESSIONAL PRIMER ON RESPONDING TO MAJOR DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES   By Francis X. McCarthy

The principles of disaster management assume a leadership role by the local, tribal, and state governments with the federal government providing coordinated supplemental resources and assistance, if requested and approved. ...Read more >

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ACHIEVING DISASTER RESILIENCE IN U.S. COMMUNITIES  By Stephanic Sanok Kostro

The increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, the rising amount of economic losses, and the mounting costs of providing relief indicate the growing importance of disaster ...Read more >

56 Pages
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BETTER TOGETHER: REGIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR NATIONAL DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT  By By Elizabeth Ferris

When a disaster strikes, national disaster management organizations (NDMOs) are called to respond quickly and effectively, usually in collaboration with local governmental authorities. ...Read more >

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT INTEGRATED RESPONCE STRATEGIES  

The Indian Armed forces need to given o be given a charter, an institutionalised role for managing disasters in the country. For state governments the first preference for any disaster management is ...Read more >

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REGIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR NATIONAL DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT  By Elizabeth Ferris

In the decades following World War II, the issue of regional integration spurred in large measure by the development of European institutions was a hot topic for scholars of international affairs ...Read more >

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ASSESSING AND MANAGING THE RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE  By Christopher B. Field

Human interference with the climate system is occurring,1 and climate change poses risks for human and natural systems (Figure SPM.1). The assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability in the Working Group II contribution ...Read more >

44 Pages
12.59 MB
HUMANITARIAN CRISES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE  By Steven A. Zyck and Randolph Kent

The authors would like to thank all of the key stakeholders who provided information and insights for this report in Kenya, Jordan, Indonesia, Haiti, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and ...Read more >

37 Pages
2.66 MB
CONGRESSIONAL PRIMER ON RESPONDING TO MAJOR DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES  By Francis X. McCarthy

The principles of disaster management assume a leadership role by the local, tribal, and state governments with the federal government providing coordinated supplemental resources and assistance, if requested and ...Read more >

15 Pages
275.68 KB
DISASTER PULVERISES UTTRAKHAND  

Primeval India broke away from the super continent of Gondwanaland 75 million years ago and drifted northwards for 50 million years to form the Indian subcontinent as we know it ...Read more >

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COMPREHENSIVE COMMON OPERATING PICTURE FOR DISASTER RESPONSE  

A critical lesson learned from the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 highlighted the need to implement a comprehensive Common Operating Picture (COP). The COP requirements would provide the necessary situational awareness to improve understanding and facilitate collaborative decision-making across all ...Read more >

44 Pages
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INTEROPERABILITY IN A CRISIS 2 : HUMAN FACTORS AND ORGANISATIONAL PROCESSES  

Responding to the threats and hazards of the National Risk Register involves a large number of agencies, creating an emergency response community that includes, but is not limited to, the Category 1 and 2 responders of the Civil Contingencies Act ...Read more >

51 Pages
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CATASTROPHIC DISASTER RESPONSE STAFF OFFICERS HANDBOOK  

On August 29, 2005, the category three Hurricane Katrina made landfall, and in less than 48 hours the scope of that natural disaster overwhelmed Gulf Coast state and local response capabilities. When the category four Hurricane Rita made landfall on September 24, 2005, the regional situation deteriorated further. The Department of Defense (DOD) participated in an unprecedented disaster response effort in support of the lead federal agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...Read more >

292 Pages
4.45 MB
DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN INDIA : REPORT***  

India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of its unique geo-climatic conditions. Floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides have been a recurrent phenomena About 60 percent of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of various intensities; over 40 million hectares is prone to floods; about 8% of the total area is prone to cyclones and 68% of the area is susceptible to drought. In the decade 1990-2000, an average of about 4344 people lost their lives and ...Read more >

98 Pages
1.04 MB
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER-RELIEF OPERATIONS  

Foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief (FHA/DR) operations are some of themost complicated operations conducted by themilitary. Thesemissions constitute a core Navy mission; their planning and execution differ from those of a kineticmilitary campaign, but addressing the key principles early will enable the successful execution. The following lessons learned are based on my experiences over the past two years conducting five FHA/DR operations in the western Pacific.1 Other ...Read more >

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AMERICAS CIVILIAN OPERATIONS ABROAD UNDERSTANDING PAST AND FUTURE REQUIREMENTS  

This report seeks to identify trends in these contingency operations to the greatest extent possible. We gathered data from public records covering the period since the end of the Cold War and synthesized the data in new ways to identify how many operations these agencies have conducted, the types of missions involved and the total ...Read more >

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