Maritime Museum Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Manual



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Letter from President of CAMM with Acknowledgements

Letter from Project Coordinator
I. INTRODUCTION
II. THE NEED FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
A. What is a Disaster?
B. What are the Advantages of Having an Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan?
C. Purpose of this Document
D. Ten Steps to Success
III . ASSESSING YOUR VULNERABILITY
A. Maritime‑related Disasters
1. Flooding

2. Nor'easters

3. Hurricanes and tropical storms

4. One‑hundred year events or freak wind storms

5. Seiches (back‑and‑forth movement of water in a land‑locked body of water)

6. Earthquakes

a) Tsunamis (seismic sea waves)

b) Landslide/mudslide

7. Ice and snow

8. Ship and other maritime‑related fires

9. Collision

10. Waterspouts and tornadoes


B. Human Emergencies
1. Fire (accidental or arson)

2. Chemical spills and leaks (flammable and toxic substances)

3. Gas leaks

4. Airplane or helicopter crash

5. Theft, violence, or vandalism

6. Civil disobedience (riot, arson, etc.)



7. Bomb explosion or threat

8. Hostage‑taking

9. Terrorism

10. Nuclear accidents

11. Hazards from construction or renovation

12. Train or vehicle accidents involving hazardous materials

13. Rising water (dam, dike, or levee flooding)

14. Falling water (water pipe breaks, roof leaks, etc.)

15. Power outage

16. Acts of war


C. Natural Threats and Disasters
D. Rating Probability and Criticality


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