Attached are documents that will help you prepare for your disaster project.
As you are preparing your disaster mitigation plan, please use the following resource to guide you. This website not only gives you a list of things to consider, but if you are researching a disaster that includes flooding, there are some great tips on how to lessen the impact:
PREPARATION/MITIGATION - Things to consider:
Transportation: Can you predict how a natural disaster would affect roads, buses and subways? Would you recommend long-term changes to roads or bus routes to protect people in the event of an emergency? What information would people need to know about roads or buses during a disaster? How should cities and towns plan to manage traffic if a decision is made to evacuate residents?
Homes: Are buildings at risk of damage during a natural disaster in your area? Are building codes sufficient to protect residents? Should certain buildings be demolished because they are not up to code? Additionally, what can people do to prepare to evacuate and to ensure that they reconnect with their families after a disaster? What are the concerns when people return home after a disaster?
Utilities: Where are the major utilities located in your region? Are electrical lines protected from damage during a natural disaster? How could power be maintained during an emergency? What recommendations would you make for people who experience power failures? What dangers do people need to be aware of?
Special Concerns: People with disabilities, hospital patients,seniors and children all have special needs during a disaster. What short-term precautions would you recommend? For long-term planning, would you recommend rebuilding hospitals or day care centers in different locations? What other plans would you implement for different groups of people?