Uncoordinated Collective Response: The Buffalo Creek Hollow Dam Break Disaster of February 26, 1972
Disaster Research Center
On February 26,1972 an unusual event resulting in major loss of life and property occurred in the Buffalo Week Hollow of West Virginia. This is a brief descriptive report of that disaster. It is based on data gathered in a field trip by DZC personnel to the disaster site. After a short discussion of the situation and the event, the report gives some attention to the problem associated with the warnings given and the coordination of the community response, both of a formal and informal nature.
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