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Government liability and disaster mitigation in the United States

James L. Huffman

Government liability and disaster mitigation in the United States

by James L. Huffman

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Published by Government Liability Project, Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Or .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Government liability -- United States.,
  • Disaster relief -- Law and legislation -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames L. Huffman.
    ContributionsNorthwestern School of Law. Government Liability Project.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 96 p. ;
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14528963M

    floods, natural hazards, mitigation, disaster costs, structural mitigation, nonstructural mitigation, the intergovernmental paradox of emergency management, NFIP, moral hazard, green infrastructure A major responsibility of government is the protection of life and property. Among U.S. disasters stemming from natural occurrences. History of Federal Disaster Policy. After nearly years (–) of adhoc disaster responses and limited mitigation activities, the federal government has incrementally expanded relief, recovery, and preparedness policies through permanent funding and institutions, but policy reform has remained largely reactive to large-scale disasters or clusters of disasters. 1.

    mental efforts to investigate the question of negligence liability expo sure in disaster management In at least one state, a scarcity of volun 8. A history of federal governmental immunity is provided in Shimomura, The History of Claims Against the United States: The Evolution from a Legislative Toward a. Section of Ontario's Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (RSO , c E.9, as amended) requires municipal governments to adopt an emergency management program consisting of an emergency management plan, training programs and exercises for municipal employees and all personnel necessary in responding to and recovery from an Cited by:

    mitigationIntroduction to disaster managementan overview of disaster preparedness eer safety and securtiyThe role of the Volunteer in disaster preparedness and mit i n should these sessions be conducted?review of basic disaster terminology and historic Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Peace Corps A Pre-ServiceFile Size: KB. Over the last decades, a number of pieces of legislation and policy directives have included to varying degrees a focus on recovery as an intrinsic element of the national approach to managing disasters: the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, the Disaster Mitigation Act of , the Homeland Security Act of , the Post-Katrina Emergency Reform Act of , the.


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