Rapid assessment of potential impacts of a tsunami: lessons from the Port of Galle in Sri Lanka

This document presents a simple approach to elaborate a scenario regarding the potential impacts of a tsunami in a city exposed to such a hazard. The approach has been tailored to span eleven typical development sectors which are present in every city such as health, education, housing, life-lines, transportation, telecommunications, industry, government, etc.
Date:
2008
ISBN/ISSN:
9783939923114
Author(s):
Villagrán de León, Juan Carlos
Pages:
96 p.
Sources:

Keywords

Themes:
Education & School Safety, Health & Health Facilities, Information Management, Risk Identification & Assessment, Urban Risk & Planning, Governance, Economics of DRR, Structural Safety, Critical Infrastructure
Hazards:
Tsunami
Countries:
Sri Lanka
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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