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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

City of Watsonville Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Lipoma, Emily Margaret 01 June 2012 (has links)
The City of Watsonville is vulnerable to a number of natural and man-made hazards. This project analyzed this risk and vulnerabilities to critical facilities within the city, and made recommendations of mitigation strategies and implementation methods to address this risk. Analysis and data collection was conducted in coordination with the City of Watsonville Fire Department and the resulting product will be given to the City for their use and potential adoption. The documents within this Local Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed to the standards and specifications developed by the State of California and Federal Emergency Management Agency for a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan in order for the opportunity for the City of Watsonville to be able to use the information contained here to develop a State and Federally-approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The hazards analyzed within this document are as follows: earthquakes, wildfires, urban and industrial fires, flooding, hazardous materials, liquefaction, land subsidence, landslides, unreinforced masonry, airport hazards, civil disturbance/terrorism, dam failure, drought, expansive soils, natural gas pipeline failure, vehicle collisions, tornados, and tsunamis.

Toward establishing the validity of the transformative optimism construct measurement for tsunami preparedness : a structural equation model for visitors of the Pacific Northwest coast /

Rios-Uribe, Carlos Andres. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Oregon State University, 2010. / Printout. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 72-75). Also available on the World Wide Web.

Geovisualizing terror the geography of terrorism threat in the United States /

VanHorn, Jason Eugene. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Ohio State University, 2007. / Full text release at OhioLINK's ETD Center delayed at author's request

The Current Status of Hazard Mitigation in Local Emergency Management: an Examination of Roles, Challenges, and Success Indicators

Samuel, Carlos 12 1900 (has links)
This dissertation used an organizational structure framework to examine the current status of hazard mitigation from the perspective of emergency managers from four organizational structure categories. This study addressed three primary research questions: (1) What is the role of the local emergency management office in hazard mitigation and what is the function of other stakeholders as perceived by local emergency managers? (2) What are the challenges to achieving hazard mitigation objectives and what are the strategies used to overcome them? and (3) How do local emergency managers define hazard mitigation success? Thirty North Central Texas emergency managers were recruited for participation in this study, and data was collected through telephone interviews and an internet survey. A mixed methodology was used to triangulate qualitative and quantitative findings. Qualitative analyses consisted of inductive grounded theory, and quantitative data analyses consisted of independent samples t-test analyses, correlation analyses, and Chi-square analyses. Findings indicate that emergency managers from the different emergency management office categories have six self-identified roles in hazard mitigation planning and strategy implementation; have a similar reported level of involvement in different hazard mitigation-related activities; and perceive stakeholders as having four key functions in hazard mitigation planning and strategy implementation. Second, participants describe five obstacles that are categorized as internal organizational challenges and two obstacles that are categorized as outside organizational challenges. The Disinterested Stakeholders Challenge is rated as a more significant obstacle by participants from the Non-Fire emergency management office category. Emergency managers describe the use of four strategies for overcoming hazard mitigation challenges, and the ability to master these strategies has implications for achieving hazard mitigation success. Third, emergency managers define a tangible and intangible category of hazard mitigation success, and each category is comprised of distinct indicators. Lastly, the organizational characteristics of emergency management offices had significant relationships with their reported level of involvement in select hazard mitigation activities; the rating assigned to select hazard mitigation challenges; and the rating assigned to select hazard mitigation success measures. For integrated emergency management offices, their parent agency is found to be an asset for achieving hazard mitigation objectives.

Santa Barbara Tea Fire multihazard mitigation benefit cost analysis a professional project /

Flamm, David S. Boswell, Michael R. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.C.R.P.)--California Polytechnic State University, 2009. / Mode of access: Internet. Title from PDF title page; viewed on July 10, 2009. Major professor: Dr. Michael Boswell. "Presented to the faculty of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo." "In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree [of] Master of City and Regional Planning." "June 2009." Includes bibliographical references (p. 66).

Models of tephra dispersal

Bonadonna, Costanza January 2001 (has links)
No description available.

A tornado hazard analysis for Indiana and an evaluation of the emergency management needs of the Amish community

Lindsey, Amy M. January 2009 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 2009. / Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on Dec. 14, 2009). Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-98).

Evaluating a method for measuring community vulnerability to hazards a hurriane case study in New Orleans /

Abel, Lyndsey E. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Ohio University, August, 2008. / Title from PDF t.p. Includes bibliographical references.

Economically sustainable cattle production practices during multiple years of drought and differing price cycles

Ponnamaneni, Padmaja. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Wyoming, 2007. / Title from PDF title page (viewed on Nov. 13, 2008). Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-213).

Best practices in natural hazards planning and mitigation.

January 1900 (has links)
Includes bibliographical references. / Cover title. "February 2003." 4/8/03: Also available via Internet.

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