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Mitigation emerges as major strategy for reducing losses caused by natural disasters. Board of Natural Disasters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10373106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, a United Nations program for the 1990s, focused attention on the increasing losses caused by natural hazards and promoted actions to reduce their impacts. During this period in the United States, disaster managers and other officials increased emphasis on mitigation relative to response and recovery, especially in programs of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Many other nations and international organizations undertook similar efforts. Beyond the Decade, efforts should focus on improving risk assessments; implementing mitigation strategies; improving technologies supporting warnings and the dissemination of, and response to, warnings; improving the basis for natural disaster insurance; and assisting developing nations.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  284     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-07     Completed Date:  1999-07-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1943-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cities
Developing Countries
Disaster Planning* / organization & administration,  trends
Disasters*
International Agencies
International Cooperation
Public Policy
Relief Work
Risk Assessment
United Nations
United States

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