Evaluation of Earthquake Preparedness and Response Capabilities in the Communities of Moraga and Orinda, California [open pdf - 161KB]
"The problem was the communities of Moraga and Orinda did not have a functioning earthquake response plan. The purpose of this research was to evaluate existing plans, identify missing components, and outline steps for an improved emergency preparedness and response plan. Through descriptive research, the probable effects of an earthquake on the communities, preparedness and response measures already taken by the communities and their public safety agencies, what other 'at risk' cities are doing, and alternatives for improvements were answered. The research was carried out through literature reviews,and surveys. Results showed the importance of a comprehensive approach to preparedness and response, and the need for such in these communities. Recommendations included additional policy development training, and public outreach."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/