Mitigation of earthquakes

Mitigation of Earthquakes

Please answer the following questions:

1. Describe impediments for disaster prevention in megacities, as discussed by Wenzel (2006).

2. For each of the impediments discussed in #1, provide specific examples of these impediments in recent earthquake disasters. Describe strategies for addressing these impediments in your specific examples.

Required Reading

Emergency Management Institute . (2004). IS-393, Introduction to Mitigation, Lesson 4. Retrieved August 13, 2009, from Federal Emergency Management Agency Web Site:

Piotrowski, C.. (2010). Earthquake in Haiti: A Failure in Crisis Management? Organization Development Journal, 28(1), 107-112. Retrieved November 16, 2010, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 1979164211).

Wenzel, F (2006). Earthquake risk reduction – obstacles and opportunities. European Review, 14(2), 221-231. Retrieved August 17, 2009, from ProQuest Science Journals. (Document ID: 1398704211).

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