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Title Natural hazard mitigation : recasting disaster policy and planning / David Godschalk ... [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : Island Press, [1999]


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Description xvi, 575 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. I. Coping with Floods, Earthquakes, and Hurricanes: U.S. Hazard Mitigation Policy. 1. Mitigating Natural Hazards: A National Challenge. 2. Evolving Mitigation Policy Directions -- Pt. II. Mitigation in Action: Six Disaster Cases. 3. Florida After Hurricane Andrew. 4. Missouri After the Midwest Floods of 1993. 5. Iowa After the Midwest Floods of 1993. 6. California After the Loma Prieta and Northridge Earthquakes. 7. Massachusetts After Hurricane Bob and Other Storms. 8. Tennessee After a Series of Floods and Storms -- Pt. III. Assessing the National Mitigation System. 9. State Hazard Mitigation Plans: Falling Short of Their Potential. 10. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program: Scattered Spending. 11. State Implementation of Natural Disaster Mitigation Policy: A Flawed System -- Pt. IV. Recasting the National Mitigation System. 12. Ethical Guidelines for Hazard Mitigation. 13. Natural Hazard Mitigation: Planning for Sustainable Communities
Summary "Natural Hazard Mitigation describes and analyzes the way that hazard mitigation has been carried out in the United States under our national disaster law, the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. The book is an informative and eye-opening examination for planners, policymakers, students of planning and geography, and professionals working for government agencies that deal with natural hazards."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Hazard mitigation -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Assistance in emergencies -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Assistance in emergencies -- United States.
Disaster relief -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Natural disasters -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Author Godschalk, David R.
LC no. 98034884
ISBN 1559636025 paperback alkaline paper