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  • Disaster Preparedness Guidebook

    Posted by Kevin Fleming on August 31st, 2005 (All posts by )

    For Instapundit’s Carnival of Hurricane Relief

    Perhaps these lessons from other disasters would prove useful.

    From the National Community Development Association (NCDA),
    the Disaster Preparedness Guidebook for Community Development Professionals
    Sept. 2003

    The information provided enables community development professionals to
    obtain practicable information based on case studies from several areas of the
    country that experienced natural disasters: Hurricane Andrew, the Des Moines
    flood, the Northridge earthquake, and the 1998 Florida wildfire season. In the
    event of a natural disaster such as a tornado, flood, hurricane, earthquake, or
    forest fire striking in their community, community development professionals
    can be better prepared either to directly provide necessary services or to guide
    citizens to the appropriate agencies or departmental representatives for assistance.

    Table of Contents
    Introduction
    Roles & Responsibilities of Community Development Professionals …………..1
    Citizen Needs & Resources Available ……………………………………………………..5
    Lessons Learned from Past Disasters ……………………………………………………….7
    Case Studies
    Hurricane Andrew (FL)…………………………………………………………………………9
    The Des Moines Flood (IA) ………………………………………………………………..17
    The Northridge Earthquake (CA) …………………………………………………………25
    The 1998 Florida Wildfire Season…………………………………………………………39
    The Oklahoma City Bombing………………………………………………………………61