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You are an emergency manager in a medium-sized city. Your city manager is new to the position, from a human resource background, and is therefore unfamiliar with the risks posed by natural and technological hazards. Therefore, the city manager would like you to provide him with some introductory information related to risks and hazards, including appropriate response strategies to help him understand the challenges faced by your community and the nation overall.

At this point, your city manager is asking for the big picture and states that he will require additional specific details related to emergency management at a future date.

Assignment Guidelines
•Your assignment is to complete an informational memorandum of 750-1,000 words that summarizes 2-3 of the most significant natural hazards facing America today. ◦Define the following terms, and provide 1 example and a brief explanation of each term: ◾Natural hazard
◾Technological hazard
◾Risk
◾Risk assessment

◦List and summarize 2-3 of the most significant natural hazards facing America today. ◾For each hazard listed, describe 1 appropriate response strategy that could be used to address the hazard.

•Because your city is located in an area where natural hazards such as tornadoes and floods are a significant issue, your city manager would like for your informational memorandum to focus on natural hazards.

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http://www.livescience.com/11327-natural-disasters-top-10-threats.html
http://blog.seattlepi.com/bigscience/2015/07/13/megathrust-quake-new-yorker-scares-the-bejesus-out-of-nw/
Assignment Guidelines
•Your assignment is to complete an informational memorandum of 750-1,000 words that summarizes 2-3 of the most significant natural hazards facing America today. ◦Define the following terms, and provide 1 example and a brief explanation of each term: ◾Natural hazard

In reference to the most significant natural hazards facing the United States, three stand out among all others and these three are the Pacific Megacrust Earthquake, The Los Angeles San Andreas Fault Earthquake, and a Category 5 Hurricane hitting New York City. In reference to the Pacific Megacrust Earthquake, this massive Earthquake that is expected to occur within the next 100-200 years according to scientists and cyclical knowledge regarding the history of this fault, which currently is 100 years past due for a cyclical earthquake, will entirely wipe out many cities in the Pacific Northwest such as Seattle, Portland, and other major cities that are populated by over 7 million people. The earthquake will trigger a cataclysmic tsunami that will be 700 miles wide and hundreds of feet high, and will cause the same destruction from Seattle to Sacramento that occurred in Southeast Asia in 2004.

The threat is real as FEMA, the federal emergency management agency for the United States has already established a response plan, an estimate of fatalities and damage, and ...

Solution Summary

Homeland security and emergency management is examined.

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