Planning for El Niño: The Stages of Natural Hazard Mitigation and Preparation
Author: Nancy Beller-Simms
Source: The Professional Geographer, Volume 56, Number 2, May 2004 , pp. 213-222(10)
Abstract:This study examines mitigation and preparation activities selected by four county and state governments in anticipation of the 19971998 El Niño. It expands the knowledge of how state and local governments plan short-term projects and mitigate with longer-term activities in anticipation of a natural hazard. It also provides a preliminary understanding of divergent responses and plans under similar disaster warnings. It outlines stages that governments follow in determining their natural hazard mitigation and preparedness activities. This model should provide hazard planners, particularly those planning for slower onset hazards, with insights into their own local circumstances, allowing them to choose appropriate strategies.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2004-05-01