Comprehensive Emergency Planning
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The four potential treatments for risks, as identified in the textbook, include avoidance, reduction, sharing, and retention. For instance, an emergency manager would use reduction to minimize or eliminate flood risk through various strategies. Global warming and climate change have resulted in changing weather patterns that have caused extensive flooding. As a result, people living in flood-prone areas risk losing their livelihood, property, and life. Low-income families living in such regions are most vulnerable and require support when flood disaster strikes. An emergency manager may reduce or eliminate the risk of flood by putting in place efficient drainage systems and educating people on the importance of proper disposal of wastes. Also, designing and implementing disaster risk financing strategies for flood risk can go a long way in cushioning flood victims.