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To consider current federal disaster relief efforts

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure

To consider current federal disaster relief efforts

hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, first session, on S. 1775 ... October 23, 1989.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • California.,
  • California, Northern.
    • Subjects:
    • Disaster relief -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Roads -- Finance -- Law and legislation -- California.,
    • Roads -- Earthquake effects -- California, Northern.,
    • Earthquakes -- California, Northern.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 101-395
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .E685 1989f
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 82 p. ;
      Number of Pages82
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1985167M
      LC Control Number90600399

      Disaster response is the second phase of the disaster management cycle. It consists of a number of elements, for example; warning/evacuation, search and rescue, providing immediate assistance, assessing damage, continuing assistance and the immediate restoration or construction of infrastructure (i.e. provisional storm drains or diversion dams).The aim of emergency response is to provide.


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