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Flashcards in Prepping communities: Natural Disasters Deck (28):
1

What are the characteristics of natural disasters?

Occur annually throughout US, common cause of disaster related deaths and injuries,costs billions per events, reinforce importance of all hazards approach to disasters

2

What should be done in detection in a natural disaster?

Possible mitigation with early detection, early threat ID and scientific tracking, sirens and media releases

3

What are the two most important factors in decreasing mortality for tornadoes?

Advanced warning and shelter access

4

For incident management in a natural disaster what is should be done in finance?

Local, state and federal agreements, and financial responsibilities defined, establish pre-event purchases

5

In a natural disaster, what part of planning do in incident command?

Potential disruption of local infrastructure

6

What could happen during operations in incident management?

Communications may be disrupted
Vital healthcare facilities may be damaged or nonfunctional

7

What does incident management involve?

Maybe the highest level of governmental leadership
Involves effective communication to the general population through the media

8

What is involved during safety and security in a natural disaster?

Secure to enter, detect life in dangerous conditions vs duty to perform, safety status may change

9

What safety statues changes during rising water?

Impedes vehicle controle (6 in = no steering; 2 ft = wash away cars)
DO NOT enter rising water

10

What is the natural disaster leading cause of death in the US?

Flash floods

11

What are the challenges to hospitals and surge capacity facilities?

Volume of people, staff notification and ID, ingress/egress routes established, media coverage of events, accuracy of info

12

What is the first priority of assess hazards?

Yourself and you team

13

What are some consideration that must be made when assessing hazards?

Evolving hazards, hazardous materials, environmental tress, human and animal waste management, contaminated water/food

14

In support, what logistic challenges may occur due to natural disaster?

Transportation access, personnel notification, accurate estimate of needs, delay in ordering or shipments

15

What does casualty survival depend on?

Local preparedness and response

16

What is the golden hour for earthquakes?

24 hours after a quake
90% entrapped survivors extracted, after that mortality inc

17

how long must local support be ready to assist?

Several days, minimum 3 for life saving and critical services

18

What is responsible for the "next surge" of causalities in support?

Disruption of medical supplies

19

What are surge capacity facilitates?

Faculties of operation
When the need exceeds panned area of resources

20

What is the unique need for surge capacity facilities?

Electrical power, back generators

21

What type of standardized triage approach will improve casualty management?

MASS triage

22

What is the main point of triage?

Doing the greatest good for the greatest number of survivable casualties

23

What should be expected in a triage situation?

Large numbers of minimally injured causalities

24

What must evacuation planning and operations be able to do in natural disasters?

Be adaptable to unexpected condition and situations

25

What must evacuation consider?

Scene access to casualties and preparation for transportation and resource utilization

26

What is the main point for recovery?

Reestablishing local healthcare access is a top priority in early efforts, utilization of state and federal resources

27

What is very important in recovery?

Capture documentation and data
Sustaining available resources in recovery

28

How long can recovery last?

Years