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date: 08 August 2022

Democratic Policymaking and Community Hazards Management 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance
Saundra K. SchneiderSaundra K. Schneider

Disasters, by definition, are severe events. They can cause extensive physical damage to homes, farms, and businesses, leading to large financial losses. They can be extremely disruptive requiring people to alter their everyday routines, relocate to new locations, or seek assistance from outside their families and immediate contacts. They can also cause serious physical injuries, psychological trauma, emotional distress, and death. Thus, it is not surprising that disasters are salient issues for affected populations.... ...

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