Immediate and long-term responses to a tectonic hazard
Human response to tectonic hazards can be immediate or long-term. Short-term or immediate responses occur in the days and weeks immediately after a disaster has happened. Short-term responses mainly involve search and rescue and helping the injured.
Long-term responses are those that go on for months and years after a disaster. It involves constructing destroyed houses, schools, hospitals, etc. It also involves taking steps to boost the local economy.
Immediate responses to tectonic hazards
Immediate responses to tectonic hazards include:
- Issuing warnings
- Rescue teams searching for survivors
- Providing treatment to injured people
- Food, drink and shelter provided
- Bodies recovered
- Fires extinguished
Long-term responses to tectonic hazards
Long term responses to tectonic hazards include:
- Rebuilding and repairing properties
- Rebuilding and repairing transport infrastructure
- Improving building regulations
- Restoring utilities such as water, electric and gas
- Resettling local people
- Developing opportunities for the economy to recover
- Install monitoring equipment
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