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Natural disasters can be classified as "low-probability, high-consequence" events because they can happen on "any given day" and cause major destruction, says Lori Peek, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder and director of the Natural Hazards Center. Prevention and recovery plans should include:
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder
"What is missing from the tragedy of disaster, and our response to it, is the recognition that disasters are preventable, that it is within the power of societies and communities to prevent or at least minimize the devastation disasters cause," said Kathleen Tierney, director of CU-Boulder's Natural Hazards Center.
Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center.
373-402 in Learning from Catastrophe: Quick Response Research in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, edited by the Natural Hazards Center. Boulder, CO: Natural Hazards Center.
Kathleen Tierney is a professor of sociology and director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado.
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder commissioned a series of six articles in 2004 titled "Disasters Waiting to Happen," one of which focused on a major hurricane striking New Orleans.
In a recent publication from the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, researcher Francis O.
Peek, the director of the Natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, studies vulnerable populations in disaster areas.
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