Emergency Management Short essay questions
If Mount St. Helens erupted again today then there are ways in which the consequences could possibly be better and ways they could be worse. For the most part, the state is better prepared for an eruption now than it was in the past. Largely from the assumption that preparedness and mitigation measures usually improve after a disaster hits. What are some of the preparedness and mitigation measures that the state may have in place in the event there is an eruption of Mount St. Helen? Minimum 50 words
Since volcanic eruptions are particularly difficult to pinpoint exactly when they will occur, but relatively easy to spot warning signs for, it may mean the difference in life and death for volcanologists to watch out for warning signs and for the public to be willing to heed those warnings should they come. Why are planning and preparedness so important for preventing loss of life and property?
Thinking as an art.
Allan Jacob’s ideas of thinking as an art and having to weigh your options and carefully assess everyday situations, as being impulsive and making rash decisions can lead to unfavorable outcomes. How does Jacob’s idea apply to emergency managers when managing disasters? Must be a minimum of 150 words but not more than 160 words.