ASSESSING COMMUNITY IMPACTS OF NATURAL DISASTERS

Research on the community impacts of natural disasters has yielded a wide variety of findings, but no coherent model of the process by which hazard agent characteristics produce physical and social impacts. This article summarizes the principal features of this process and describes the ways in which hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness practices can limit the physical impacts and the ways in which community recovery resources and extra-community assistance can reduce social impacts.

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  • Accession Number: 00964760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 2003 12:00AM