Man Made Disaster Management Essay

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Disaster characteristic and management stages
Current Natural or Man-Made Disaster
Disaster is a calamitous event that disrupt the community and brings human, material and economic loses, exceeding society ability to overcome using its own resources (Nies & McEwen, 2015). Depending on the severity of the disaster, it can be classified as disaster with multiple casualties (number of affected people from 2 to 100), or mass casualty disaster (with over 100 injured individuals). Understanding the nature of disaster enables to prepare and develop plans and procedures.
Type of Disaster
Natural disaster includes events associated with the weather phenomena – earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, flood, wildfires or biological factors – epidemics, insect spread viruses. Man-made disaster includes terrorist acts, nightclub fires, riots, pollutions, famine, military conflicts, displaced populations or technological failures. One of the recent horrendous add-ons is mass shootings.
One of natural disasters that can potentially be devastating is a hurricane. In 2017, a hurricane named Maria with its winds reaching
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On county and state levels the important steps would construction of the shelters or designating places that can be used as shelters, stockpiles of water and non-perishable food, fuel reserves, medication supplies flashlights, candles disaster supply kits. The importance of this stage is the preparation of procedures and equipment. The planning includes a designation of a chain of command, including establishment of Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and officials who would initiate a disaster plan (Nies & McEwen, 2015). Hospitals preparation include stockpiling pharmaceuticals, reviewing the emergency scenarios and designating
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