ABSTRACT

Major Earthquakes & Cascading Events: Potential Health and Medical Implications   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This ASPR [Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response] TRACIE [Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange] resource provides an overview of the potential significant health and medical response and recovery needs facing areas affected by a major earthquake with or without additional cascading events. The list of considerations is not exhaustive, but does reflect a thorough scan of publications and resources available that describe past incident effects and response. Earthquakes do not pose a significant risk for every community and those communities that could be affected by earthquakes have different risk levels, different hazards or cascading events, and different levels of existing community preparedness and mitigation. Those faced with planning for--and leading the response to and recovery from--an earthquake may use this document as a reference. Planners and responders should integrate jurisdiction-specific risk assessments and issues specific to their communities in their planning efforts."

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Date:
2018-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE): https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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