Impacts of Disaster

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What is one of the impacts of disaster on transportation infrastructure?

Roads becoming closed and/or impassable

How does the damage to critical facilities impact infrastructure during a disaster?

Critical facilities such as hospitals and fire stations may become unable to function

What is one of the impacts of disaster on communications systems?

Survivors may be unable to phone for help or reach service providers

How does the loss of service impact utilities during a disaster?

It leads to an increased risk of fire or electrical shock

What is one of the impacts of disaster on water service?

Inadequate water flow, resulting in a notice to boil water and hampered firefighting capabilities

What is one of the impacts of disaster on fuel supplies?

Increased risk of fire or explosion from fuel line rupture

How does the damage to infrastructure impact financial services during a disaster?

ATMs do not work and credit card systems become inoperable

What are the consequences of damage to infrastructure during a disaster?

Each instance of damage may severely restrict the abilities of police, fire, and emergency medical services

What is the impact of roads becoming closed and/or impassable during a disaster?

Responders may be delayed in reaching areas of need

How does the loss of service in utilities impact medical facilities during a disaster?

Medical facilities may be hampered

What is the impact of survivors being unable to phone for help or reach service providers during a disaster?

Coordination of services is hampered

How does the increased risk of fire or explosion from fuel line rupture impact fuel supplies during a disaster?

Flow of fuel is interrupted by impassable roads

What is the top priority for emergency room personnel?

Treating life-threatening injuries first

Which type of building is mentioned as more susceptible to damage from earthquakes, flooding events, and high-wind events?

Older high-rise buildings

What is a major factor in potential damage to detached homes and garages?

Age, type of construction, and type of disaster

Which structure type is most susceptible to damage and displacement?

Mobile homes

What is a risk in all types of structures from fixtures and other items within a home, garage, or workplace?

Gas line ruptures from water heaters or ranges displaced by shaking, water, or wind

What is an important part of personal preparedness according to the text?

Reducing hazards

What is the main utility shut off for the entire building in multiple-unit dwellings?

Main utility shut off

Which type of building has a greater risk of collapse and broken glass in a disaster?

Multiple-use buildings with oversized roof spans

What is a risk in all types of structures from displaced appliances and office equipment?

Risk of injury or electric shock

What is an important aspect to know about turning off utilities?

How and when to turn off utilities safely

What is the main responsibility of police according to the text?

Addressing incidents of grave public safety

What is the top priority for firefighters according to the text?

Suppressing major fires

Test your knowledge of the impacts of disasters on infrastructure, focusing on transportation and structures. Explore the effects of road closures, delays in emergency response, and damage to critical facilities. Understand the interruption of supply flow and increased risks associated with structural damage during disasters.

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