Disaster preparedness lessons learned from past catastrophic earthquakes in russia
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A disaster is ...
A disaster is
--- the set of failures that overwhelm the capability of a community to respond without external help when three continuums: 1) people, 2) community (i.e., a set of habitats, livelihoods, and social constructs), and 3) complex events (e.g., earthquakes, landslides,..) intersect at a point in space and time.
Presentation courtesy of Dr. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction
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