Societal Responses: Reducing the Impacts of Coastal Hazards

The rate of population growth along the U.S. coast presents many challenges. One of these challenges is to ensure the safety and security of a population that is continually threatened by natural hazards and periodically subjected to catastrophic disasters. Significant initiatives are under way to minimize the impacts from coastal hazards through better preparedness and a more informed public. In an effort to reduce the number of lives lost and the amount of property damaged in coastal areas, methods for predicting hazard events and impacts, mobilizing the public to move out of harm's way, and reducing overall exposure and vulnerability in the highest hazard locations are being improved.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Coastal Srvices Center
    Charleston, SC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Ward, S
    • Main, C
  • Publication Date: 1998


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 24p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2009 7:19AM