Emergency Shelters in a Disaster Zone

Disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. The non-predictable nature of disaster results in poor and often times non-existent emergency measures to deal with emergencies. You can browse www.everesteffect.com/get-help/ to know more about the disaster recovery effort.

The situation is especially worse in poor and developing countries where emergency management infrastructure is virtually non-existent. However, in developed countries, there are ample facilities to deal with any emergency.

There are many types of disasters. In fact, the complexity of disasters is a major factor in determining the response to each event and time, which requires energy and financial resources to fulfill them. Here are some of the most common types of disasters.

  • Flood
  • Earthquakes
  • Fire
  • Tornadoes and other climatic disasters
  • Chemical or nuclear explosion or disaster

Flooding is most common types of disasters and have been there a number of measures taken to avoid major damage. The first line of defense against flooding is a rapid evacuation of those trapped in homes and businesses, to higher grounds.  

This evacuation was also accompanied by shifting them to emergency shelters. The emergency shelter centers dedicated facility where every treatment possible and extended to the affected property. They are generally established in government buildings with large rooms and space to house as many people as possible.

Similarly, in the case of an earthquake, emergency shelters were set up in tents and earthquake-resistant buildings. That's because any other tremor can destroy buildings and disaster management committees cannot risk further damage and loss of life.