Social Aspects of Disasters and Their Relevance to Pre-Disaster Planning
Quarantelli, E. L.
Disaster Research Center
The previous speakers have done a fine job in presenting you with a case study of a particular disaster—the Guatemalan earthquake of 1976. They have given a good account of a real situation faced by real people with real problems. Particularly for anyone with little or limited experiences in massive catastrophes, what has been conveyed has given a very good sense of what was involved in that particular event.
pre-disaster planning , behavioral problems , disasters , catastrophe