Earthquake Preparedness Essay

2091 Words Oct 11th, 2012 9 Pages
| Earthquake Preparedness | Public Administration | | Lorena Hedges | 9/18/2012 |

I will be discussing the needs of a budget and what supplies will be in the budget plan. Then you will read some about the shelter provided, population of the community, and damages caused by earthquakes. There will be information about the policy and procedures to follow for an earthquake and what challenges we have to face. The conclusion will be completed in the next phase. |

Earthquake Preparedness
Budget
There are three major consequences of an earthquake: injury to employees, customers and visitors; damage to property, the infrastructure of the area, and lifelines; and disruption of business operations (Crook, 1999). This is
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Damages Caused by Earthquakes
Past Records of Earthquake Damages There are many different types of damages that can be caused by earthquakes. People lose their homes, businesses are destroyed, and much more. Statistics shows the economic damage caused by earthquakes between 1900’s and present here in the United States are 41.04 billions of dollars (Economic Damage Caused By Earthquakes By County Up To 2012, 2012). Between the years 2006 to 2012 there was 7,340 earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.0 to 4.9 (Earthquakes Worldwide By Richter Scale Gradation Up To 2012, 2012). Many lives are taken from the effects of an earthquake.
Other Department Involvement Other organizations pull together and help with the disasters across the world. Here is a list of a few organizations and the services they offer: American Red Cross | Fixed/mobile feeding stations, shelter, cleaning supplies, comfort kits, first aid, blood, food, clothing, emergency transportation and much more. | Friends Disaster Service | Provides clean-up and rebuilding assistance to the elderly, disabled, low income, or uninsured survivors of disasters. | Salvation Army | Mass and mobile feeding, temporary shelter, medical assistance, and distribution of donated goods such as food, clothes, and household items. | Volunteers of America | Making vehicles available for transporting victims and supplies to designate
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