Authority In Emergencies: Four Tornado Communities In 1953

Date
1977
Authors
Rosow, Irving
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Publisher
Disaster Research Center
Abstract
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The study provides a unique opportunity to observe the problem of emergency authority in natural disaster. In addition, it provides the opportunity to observe this problem in two different tornadoes, one in Massachusetts and the other in Michigan. While the field work was done in 1953, neither the problem nor the analysis is dated. While the analysis does not incorporate conceptualizations which have emerged since that time, subsequent studies have not added knowledge which would substantially change its direction. The footnoting, however, has been somewhat updated to point to these more recent sutdies for the reader. Some of the community groups are organized today on a somewhat different basis that they were when the study was done. This is particularly true of local civil defense offices.
Keywords
Authority , Emergencies , Tornado , Massachusetts , Michigan
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