Accession Number : AD0759842

Title :   The Investigation of Shelter Management and Control in Natural Disaster.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 11 Feb 72-30 Apr 73,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH CORAL GABLES FLA

Personal Author(s) : Collins,Robert A.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The study was performed to determine: (1) what management problems existed in natural disaster shelters and (2) the excellence of the natural disaster shelter situation as a source of information relevent to fallout shelter management. Contracts were made through the American Red Cross with individuals who has been sheltered as a result of some natural disaster and who had taken on management as well as non-management roles. Most of these individuals were found in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area and had experienced sheltering as a result of the flooding of that area following Hurricane Agnes. Results of the interview of these individuals indicated that although many of the functions of a fallout shelter were performed in a natural disaster shelter, some critical ones were not. Furthermore, the environment in which these functions were performed was in no way similar to what would be expected of a fallout shelter situation in terms of availability of outside assistance, need for confinement, supply shortages, density of living, etc. Some management problems were abstracted from the natural disaster shelter setting, including management fatigue, information conflict and identification and control of volunteers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELTERS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*CIVIL DEFENSE, SHELTERS), FLOODS, TROPICAL CYCLONES, QUESTIONNAIRES, FALLOUT SHELTERS

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE