Community Functions under Disaster Conditions
Wenger, Dennis E.
Parr, Arnold R.
Disaster Research Center
This report will be concerned with tasks of communities experiencing disasters. The focus is primarily upon natural disasters. Although in many societies responsibility for disaster activity ultimately rests at the national level, in the United States the responsibility is on the local community. While the boundaries delimiting a community seldom approach any degree of neatness, in terms of the traditions which have developed in the United States, local authority is normative in such situations, Every year many communities are called upon to mobilize their resources to cope with the impact of natural disaster. Since 1953 the President of the United States. The types of community tasks which are created by disasters and the ability of the community to complete them are considered in the following chapters.
community functions , warning system , organized behavior