Communities differ dramatically regarding their risk of environmental hazards
Communities differ dramatically regarding their risk of environmental hazards and the extent to which they are impacted by disasters. Using the FEMA Federal Disaster Information website, determine a high risk/hazard area in your state or region.
In an essay of 1,000-1,250 words, answer the following questions:
What hazards exist in your state or region? Categorize these hazards as meteorological, hydrological, geophysical, and technological hazards; you may also have a category for human-caused disasters.
What is the extent of damage caused by these disasters? What mitigation programs have taken place? What are the estimated costs of these projects?
Access the Disaster Declarations by Year” page of the FEMA website (located at https://www.fema.gov/disasters/year), select one of the presidential disaster declarations, and use it as a case study in your state or region:
What were the lessons learned from that disaster with respect to hazard warning, emergency notification, and evacuation?
Did demographic, geographic, or economic factors have a role in response problems?
What disaster myths were present? Were these myths found to be accurate in later reports?
What lessons learned from this community can be generalized to all communities with similar hazards and demographics?
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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