Refer to EMAN610 Topic Case Study & Research Paper Assignments.pdf and the Writing Assignments Rubric
Based on your chosen event (Hurricane IKE), describe the overall event including the particular county/state location (Galveston County, TX) you have selected to focus further on, the magnitude or intensity of the event, triggering mechanisms, duration, short-term and long-term consequences and other details that make up the incident, based on lectures 1 through 2, and the accompanying reading materials. You will then narrow in on the identification of the VULNERABILITIES OF Galveston County, Texas, specifically the Social Dimensions for this first effort – identify and discuss the socially vulnerable groups/individual people! Include in your discussion the Social Vulnerability Index, basic scores for the county you have selected, and use as a tool for emergency management planning is along with US Census data. Use at least 9 scholarly papers/journal articles and 3 media sources
(minimum length: 9 pages double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, excluding title page, references, illustrations, pictures, originality clause).
Use at least 12 scholarly papers/journal articles and 3 media sources (minimum length: 9 pages double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, excluding title page, references, illustrations, pictures, originality clause). Use APA format. If you are unsure you can use online converting tools such as Bibme.org or Citation Machine.
Recommend conducting a library search. UMGC Library has a curated section for
Emergency Management students. There is a myriad of scholarly publications on the topics we study. Our virtual library has access to most of the best quality sources.
Include 2-4 charts/illustrations of Hurricane IKE where appropriate.
Week 1 readings:
Donner, W., & Rodríguez, H. (2011). Disaster risk and vulnerability: The role and impact of population and society. Population Reference Bureau https://www.prb.org/resources/disaster-risk/
Hewitt, K. (2013). Environmental disasters in social context: Toward a preventive and precautionary approach. Natural Hazards, 66 (1), 3-14 http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eih&AN=85210721&site=eds-live&scope=site
National Research Council (U.S.) (2006). Facing hazards and disasters: Understanding human dimensions. Skim Summary & Chapter 1) http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=170102&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Week 2 Readings
1. Introduction: Conceptualising the Demography of Disasters. Dávid Karácsonyi & Andrew Taylor pg 1-13 from Demography of Disasters. (***You have access to this entire book in the eReserves) – also initial reading available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-49920-4_1
2. St. Cry, J.S. (2005) At risk: Natural hazards, people’s vulnerability, and disasters. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 2(2). – just a short review of publication below where you have access to first three chapters.
3. At Risk: natural hazards, people’s vulnerability and disasters, Second edition, 2003, Copyright Wisner, Blaikie, Cannon, and Davis. Skim front pages & chapter 1. Available at: https://www.preventionweb.net/files/670_72351.pdf
4. Flanagan, B. E., Gregory, E. W., Hallisey, E. J., Heitgerd, J. L. & Lewis, B. (2011). A social vulnerability index for disaster management. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 8 (1), 1-22. – SKIM! Do not let stats overwhelm and we’ll be working this week to get more familiar with the SoVI from South Carolina and SVI.
5. United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. (2004). Chapter 2.2 Emerging trends in hazards, vulnerability patterns, and the impact of disasters. In Living with risk: A global review of disaster reduction initiatives.