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Catastrophic Disasters in America: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery System
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Editors: General Accountability Office
Book Description:
The three basic elements in preparing for, responding to and recovering
from any catastrophic disaster are (1) leadership; (2) capabilities; and
(3) accountability. Leadership in the form of legal authorities, roles and
responsibilities, and lines of authority at all levels of government must be
clearly defined, effectively communicated, and well understood in order to
facilitate rapid and effective decision making.

Developing the capabilities needed for catastrophic disasters should be part
of an overall national effort designed to integrate and define what needs to
be done, where, by whom, and how well. Ensuring needed capabilities are
ready requires effective planning and coordination, plus robust training and
exercises in which the capabilities are realistically tested, problems
identified, and subsequently addressed in partnership with federal, state,
local, and nongovernmental stakeholders. In addition, integrating an allhazards
risk management framework into decision making is central to
assessing catastrophic disaster risks and guiding the development of
national capabilities to prevent or mitigate where possible and respond to
such risks.

This new book examines crucial issues in dealing with catastrophic disasters in America.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Abbreviations

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Background

Chapter 3 - Leadership Is Critical for Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from Catastrophic Disasters

Chapter 4 - Enhanced Capabilities for Catastrophic Response and Recovery Are Needed

Chapter 5 - Balance Needed between Quick Provision of Assistance and
Ensuring Accountability to Protect against Waste, Fraud, and
Abuse

Chapter 6 - Long-Term Recovery and Rebuilding Efforts Raise Issues for Congress to Consider

Chapter 7 - Conclusions

Chapter 8 - Recommendations

Appendix I - Summary of Key Open Recommendations on Catastrophic Disasters

References

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-070-1
   Status: AV
  
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PP Page Proofs
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EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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