MHE503 Session Long Project

Module 1 – SLP

DISASTERS/HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS

Project Summary: The Session Long Project will involve developing a disaster management program for a specific country that will include hazard analysis, prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery plans.

Epidemiology of Disasters

Respond to the following:

Select a country for your Session Long Project. Describe the sectors within your country that would be most vulnerable to your selected disaster. NOTE: Data on your Country’s disasters can be accessed from EM-DAT Disaster Database link in the Background reading.
Complete a Hazard Analysis Table for your selected country (as described below). From your results, select a high-priority disaster for the remainder of your Session Long Project.
Column 1—Disaster: List the disasters of the past 30 years in the Hazard Analysis Table. See the EM-DAT country profile
Column 2—Frequency: Rank the disasters in terms of frequency in the past 30 years (i.e., most frequent to least frequent). Use a numerical scale between 1 and 4, with 1 referring to the most frequent disaster and 4 referring to the least frequent disaster.
Column 3—Killed: Rank the disasters in terms of an average number of deaths per disaster in the past 30 years. Use a scale between 1 and 4, with 1 referring to the highest number of deaths per disaster and 4 referring to the lowest number of deaths per disaster.
Column 4—Affected: Rank the disasters in terms of an average number of people affected per disaster in the past 30 years. Use a scale between 1 and 4, with 1 referring to the highest number affected per disaster and 4 referring to the lowest number affected per disaster.
Column 5—Cost: Rank the disasters in terms of average cost per disaster in the past 30 years. Use a scale between 1 and 4, with 1 referring to the highest cost per disaster and 4 referring to the lowest cost per disaster.
Column 6—Advance Warning: Rank the disasters in terms of expected warning time as follows: 1) no warning; 2) from 1 hour to 24 hours’ warning; and, 3) more than 24 hours’ warning.
Column 7—Priority: As a disaster manager for this country, how would you rank these disasters in terms of priority? Using the information in the table, rank the disasters in terms of priority, with 1 being the highest priority. Provide a brief justification for your priority rating.

Disaster 1

Frequency 2

Magnitude

Advance Warning

6

Priority

7

Killed 3

Affected 4

Cost 5

SLP ASSIGNMENT EXPECTATIONS

Length: This Case Assignment should be 4–6 pages, not counting the title page and references.

References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When the material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the question.

Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.

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Module 1 – Background

DISASTERS/HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS

For this course, it is required that you use references from scholarly sources. Please review the following links regarding what constitutes a scholarly source:

What is a scholarly article and how do I find one? (n.d.). Meriam Library. Retrieved from https://libguides.csuchico.edu/scholarly

Evaluating information found on the internet. Johns Hopkins. Retrieved from http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202581&p=133…

Required Reading

Dawson, A., & Stewart, I. (2007). Tsunami geoscience. Progress in physical geography, 31(6), 575–590. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Folger, P. (2011). U.S. tsunami programs: A brief overview. Congressional Research Service. Retrieved from http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41686.pdf

Kelman, I., Spence, R., Palmer, J., Petal, M., & Saito, K. (2008). Tourists and disasters: Lessons from the 26 December 2004 tsunamis. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 12(3), 105–113. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Morin, J., De Coster, B., Paris, R., Lavigne, F., Flohic, F., & Le Floch, D. (2008). Tsunami-resilient communities’ development in Indonesia through educative actions: Lessons from the 26 December 2004 tsunami. Disaster Prevention and Management 17(3) 430-446. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Oskin, B. (2017). Japan earthquake & tsunami of 2011: Facts and information. LiveScience. Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/39110-japan-2011-earth…

The Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters. (2017). EM-DAT: The ofda/cred international disaster database. Retrieved from http://www.emdat.be/database. Click: Database; Choose: Consult Database; You will have to register with EM-DAT in order to use it (it is free); Enter your Trident email and password; You will be brought to: EM-DAT Database Search Options. See the choices on the right-hand side of the page.

Required Websites

Natural Disasters News: https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/na…

NOAA Tsunami Website: http://www.tsunami.noaa.gov/

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