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Disaster Response and Recovery


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Introduction. 1. Knowing What to Expect: Hazards and Disasters. 2. Understanding the Actors: Role and Responsibilities of Disaster Participants. 3. Anticipating Human Behavior in Disasters: Myths, Exaggerations and Realities. 4. Approaching Response and Recovery Operations: Alternative Management Theories. 5. Responding with Initial Measures: Hazard Detection, Warning, Evacuation, and Sheltering. 6. Caring for the Injured, Dead and Distraught: Overcoming Physical and Emotional Impacts. 7. Managing Public Relations, Donations and Volunteers: Expected Challenges and Benefits. 8. Moving Beyond Immediate Needs: Damage Assessment, Disaster Declarations and Debris Removal. 9. Promoting Recovery and Mitigation: Disaster Assistance and Vulnerability Reduction. 10. Overcoming Typical Challenges: Other Anticipated Problems After Disaster. 11. Harnessing Technology and Organization: Tools for Local, State and Federal Governments. 12. Dealing with Future Disasters: Prior Lessons, New Threats and Rising Vulnerability. 13. Promoting Disaster Resilience: Preparedness, Improvisation, Professionalism and Leadership. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

David McEntire is an assistant professor of emergency administration and planning at the University of North Texas. His expertise includes: Disaster Prepardness Planning and reponse, Emergency Management, Terror Response, Disasters in Developing Nations, Disasters, Disaster Relief.

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