Haiti Response Game


Preparedness adjustments – Damage limitation

What other methods do you use to:

  • be prepared to an earthquake event
  • reduce risk
  • vulnerability

Modify the event:

Modify loss:

Quick, 1 per table group. Find one example the following in relation to either earthquakes, droughts, hurricanes or the Fukushima Disaster

  1. Risk assessment of a specific hazard event
  2. Preparedness adjustment
  3. Hazard event modification
  4. Modify loss

Next: Fill out this document. 

Then, for 2 of your case studies, (3/11, 01/12/10 -Haiti, Katrina, 2005-present US drought, Fukushima Daiichi) add a section titled: Assessment, Adjustment and Response and answer the following questions:

  1. What type of assessment was done prior to the disaster event?
  2. What was done to limit the hazard event itself?
  3. Describe strategies designed to limit the damage from the hazard event. (insurance, zoning, government policies, education etc)
  4. To what extent were the residents prepared for such an event?

Finally, answer these questions:

  1. What is the difference between rescue, rehabilitation and reconstruction?
  2. How are these responses affected by individual and community perceptions?
  3. For each of your (2) case studies, list the short-term, mid-term and long-term responses after the event.
  4. For each of your case studies, discuss the importance of re-assessing risk, and re-examining vulnerability, following the disaster.