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Disaster Prevention and Mitigation: Some Prerequisites

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 April 1992

Abstract

Disaster prevention and mitigation must be based on a detailed knowledge of event probability distributions of all essential hazards and on the damage probability functions of the different classes of element at risk. Discusses the most important shortcomings in general risk analysis and shows which parameters must be considered in the evaluation of disaster potentials related to floods, windstorms, earthquakes, and industrial risks.

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Tiedemann, H. (1992), "Disaster Prevention and Mitigation: Some Prerequisites", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 1 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653569210011110

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MCB UP Ltd

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