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Category 5 hurricane: The severest of five levels of relative hurricane intensity on the Saffir/Simpson hurricane scale. A Category 5 hurricane is defined by winds greater than 155 MPH, or a storm surge greater than 18 feet above normal. This category normally causes complete roof failure on many residential and industrial buildings; some are blown over or away. Major damage to lower floors of all structures located less than 15 feet above sea level and within 500 yards of the shoreline can be expected. Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5 to 10 miles of the shoreline may be required. (Notification Manual)
CHEMTREC: The Chemical Transportation Emergency Center, 24-hour contact number 1-800-424-9300 in CONUS, 202-483-7616 outside the continental United States. A service, sponsored by the chemical industry, which provides two stages of assistance to responders dealing with potentially hazardous materials. First, on receipt of a call providing the name of a chemical judged by the responder to be a potentially hazardous material, CHEMTREC provides immediate advice on the nature of the chemical product and the steps to be taken in handling it. Second, CHEMTREC promptly contacts the shipper of the material involved for more detailed information and on-scene assistance when feasible. (DOT 1993)

Directory: hiedu -> docs -> hazdem
docs -> Comparative Politics and Disasters: Assessing Substantive and Methodological Contributions
docs -> Hazard, vulnerability, and risk analysis
docs -> Myths and realities of household disaster response
docs -> Investigation of the Political Implications of Disasters
docs -> Chapter 8: Business Crisis and Continuity Management and Planning
hazdem -> Session No. 8 Course Title: Theory, Principles and Fundamentals of Hazards, Disasters, and U. S. Emergency Management Session Title: Disaster As a growth Business Time: 3 Hours Objectives
hazdem -> Worst disasters – lives lost (U. S.)
hazdem -> 9. 1 To better understand the driving events, public pressures, and political and policy outcomes that have shaped emergency management in the United States
hazdem -> Select list of u. S. Catastrophes waiting to happen b. Wayne Blanchard, Ph. D., Cem emergency Management Higher Education Project Manager Alphabetical Listing
hazdem -> 1 B. Wayne Blanchard, PhD, cem september 18, 2008 Part 1: Ranked approximately by Economic Loss

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