Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Planning

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCRCS, 2005) states that disaster preparedness requires, global, national, community, and individual inputs. Disaster preparedness incorporates all activities that will enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of disaster emergency response mechanisms in the local community and throughout the country. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) forms the pillar of disaster preparedness, that is, it forms the action plan to be implemented before, during, and after disasters. Risk reduction, according to IFRCRCS, is defined as physical measures designed to reduce vulnerability and exposure of infrastructure to natural hazards as well and to provide coping and adaptive infrastructure in case of a disaster event.
Given this background information and what you have studied to date, locate a natural disaster preparedness plan and identify the risk reduction efforts developed by the local community and/or government of that community, to manage the disaster identified.
Please write a short essay on this topic, and include the following: The community, region, or state, type of natural disaster, disaster risk reduction efforts, advantages and disadvantages (or strengths and limitations), and your critique of the risk reduction efforts given your understanding of the course material up to and including Lesson 4. Please limit your response to no more than five pages, following the written rubric guidelines listed within this syllabus.?
Please limit your paper to no more than five pages, double-spaced, margins, and compliance to APA or CMS style of writing.
Textbook: Introduction to Emergency Management, 4th ed. Authors: George D. Haddow, Jane A. Bullock, and Damon P. Coppola. Publisher: Elsevier, Inc. Year: 2011. ISBN: 978-1-85617-959-1 hardback

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