An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken

An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken
Prepared by Federal Emergency Management Agency

By

0
(0 Reviews)
An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken by United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Published:

1980

Downloads:

1,757

Share This

An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken
Prepared by Federal Emergency Management Agency

By

0
(0 Reviews)

Book Excerpt

the event, but would resume service over a few weeks to months. The principal difficulty would be the greatly increased need for these systems in the first few days after the event, when lifesaving activities would be paramount.

Portions of the San Francisco Bay Area and of the Los Angeles Area contain substantial concentrations of manufacturing capacity for guided missiles and space vehicles, semiconductors, aircraft parts, electronic computing equipment, and airframes. Their specific vulnerability to the postulated earthquakes was not analyzed. In the event of major damage, however, the long-term impacts may be mitigated somewhat by such measures as the use of underutilized capacity located elsewhere, substitution of capacity from other industries, imports, use of other products, and drawing-down of inventories.

Since we have not recently experienced a catastrophic earthquake in the United States, there are many unknowns which must be estimated with best judgment. This is true particularly for

Readers reviews

5
4
3
2
1
0.0
Average from 0 Reviews
0
Write Review
Be the first to review this book
Kat Flannery - Award Winning Historical Romance
FEATURED AUTHOR - Kat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. A member of many writing groups including the National Romance Writers of America (RWA), Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. When she’s not busy writing, or marketing Kat volunteers her time to other aspiring authors. She’s been published in numerous periodicals throughout her career, and continues to write for blogs and online magazines. A bestselling author,… Read more