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New Zealand: Christchurch earthquake recovery a seismic flop - Opinion

29 Jun 2014, Emergency Management magazine

It is essential to have plans and processes in place before a natural disaster event. Who will make decisions? Which individuals and groups will have input? How will differences be resolved? These are big issues to be sure. It's better to start tackling them now when you don't have the pressures of catastrophic damages staring you in the face...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 2010 300,002
Earthquake* 1987 7,025
Flood 1984 6,805
Flood 2004 2,850
Flood 2004 2,500
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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