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Title
Natural Hazards Observer. Volume 6, Number 6, July 1982.
File
PB83145813.pdf
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., July 1982, 14 p.
Abstract
This issue cites the annual rise in flood losses as a reason for reappraising flood management activities. The need for two major actions is emphasized: a national assessment of the amount and location of property exposed to high risk flooding, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the flood loss reduction policies and programs of local, state, and Federal governments. Articles include studies on stress in families living near Mount St. Helens and a joint China-United States earthquake program. Grants awarded for studies on such topics as tsunami risk, flood design, and government response to natural hazards are listed. Lists of conferences and publications are provided.
Keywords
Flood plains; Hazards; Disaster preparedness; Earthquakes; Coastal zone management; Emergency planning; Research; Wind; Safety; Hurricanes; Volcanoes; Newsletters; Disasters