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I’m working on a geography project and need an explanation to help me understand better.Your hazard preparedness plan will be completed in four key steps as follows. Use headings andsub-headings within your plan and note that page numbers provide a guide to the amount of textrequired for each section (assuming 12pt font, 1.5 spacing), any images would be additional.Summary of hazard and personal risk impact statement (~1-1.5 pages): In the introduction toyour project you should provide a summary of the hazard and outline how this will impact youand your specific community. For this part of the assignment, you may draw upon or expand onthe information that you compiled for Assignment 2 (Local Hazard Assessment). Your hazardsummary should provide key information such as the type of hazard you are focusing on, whythis is potential threat to the area you live in and what type of hazard scenario you are preparingfor. For example, in the case of an earthquake you might explain that you are preparing forscenario of a megathrust earthquake over above 9 magnitude. or for floods, a 100-year flood riskscenario. Your risk assessment will build upon part 3 of your local hazard assessmentassignment to clearly outline the risks that you will face in your specific community from such a1 If you are currently living elsewhere it is fine to focus on a hazard in that local community.GEOG 210 Hazard Preparedness Plan2hazard event. You should mention here a range of potential hazard outcomes. For example, ifyour primary focus is an earthquake this would not only produce ground shaking and structuraldamage but might also trigger a landslide if you live in an area of steep slopes, or it mightgenerate a tsunami risk if you live on low-lying land near the coast. Each hazard will producerisks specific to a particular location. Make sure you do a thorough search in exploring likelyhazard impacts in your community. This will enable you to identify relative risk exposure andsusceptibility in relation to specific locations and you can later apply this information in yourhazard plan. For example, if some areas are more likely to be impacted by liquefaction in anearthquake you might want to avoid this location, or if a particular road or highway is likely tobe exposed to flooding or debris floods this would influence your evacuation options. Indescribing the local geographic risk, you may wish to include maps/images.Detailed hazard action plan (~3-4 pages): In the main part of your assignment you will outlinethe steps that you will take to be prepared for your hazard and in response to its occurrence. Youneed to address steps that you would take before, during and after your hypothetical hazardevent. In researching this step, you should refer to documents on hazard preparedness andidentify only those steps that are relevant to your specific hazard and personal situation. In theresources section below, links to some general hazard preparedness resources for Canada andBritish Columbia are given to get you started in thinking through some of the key things toconsider. However, it is important that you also consult hazard preparedness resources relevantto the specific hazard you are focusing on and to the particular area you live in (e.g. Surrey,North Vancouver, Burnaby, etc.). For example, it is not enough to say you will identifyevacuation routes or locate a safe place to shelter; you need to identify such routes or places inyour local area, and you might even think about including maps to show these. You will alsoneed to modify your list to consider the different settings and situations where you are exposed tohazards and should be specific about the steps you are taking in relation to each hazard scenario.Some tips for developing you plan are listed below: Try to imagine yourself in each type of hazard situation and think about what would be
useful to cope with the specific risks and disruptions likely to be encountered. Apply your steps to your own personal situation and think about how you would assist
others in your household. Be creative in imagining the different scenarios that you may need to plan for, such as
when you are at home, work, on campus or during recreational activities. In relation to during and after the hazard event, consider how you would evacuate and
where you would get support or reconnect with family. Think about situations where people were not well prepared and identify the extra steps
that could have been taken in such cases. Discuss your plan with others to make sure you have covered all scenarios and steps. We
will also discuss this in the next review session, and you should have a summary of stepsby this point to elicit feedback on your plan from others.GEOG 210 Hazard Preparedness Plan3Personal Emergency Kit (~1 page): Compile an emergency kit of items that you will need duringyour hazard event. You should include an image for each item and a brief description of why youneed this item or how you intend to use it in the event of a hazard occurring. This kit should notsimply be copied from another source but should be personalized for your own use in relation tothe hazard scenarios you have identified. In the past some students have chosen to actually puttogether a kit and photograph this with an accompanying description, while others have compiledindividual images from other sources and added their own description. Either option in fine.Infographic/ poster (~1 page): Prepare a visual summary of your key hazard preparedness steps.Think of this like a public information poster advising people in your local community of thehazard threat and giving very clear directions about key actions they should take before, duringand after this event. There are lots of examples from emergency planning agencies that will giveyou some inspiration, but this should be your own original work and should be written in yourown words. If you copy a poster from another source this will not be awarded any marks. Thereare a number of free online infographic applications you can use to develop your visual summaryand make it look professional (e.g. Piktochart, Canva). A hand-drawn poster is also fine if youwant to get creative. The key thing is to clearly relay your message and demonstrate what youhave learned about hazard preparedness in a concise and effective way. Your poster should beboth informative and eye-catching! Once you have prepared your poster you can either copy itinto the main document or submit it as a separate file to the eLearn folder.Assignment format and referencesThe project should be prepared as follows: Cover page with student name, ID, title of project and image illustrating your topic
Text should be 6-7 pages (excl. bibliography) (1.5 spaced, 12pt font, ~2000-2500 words)
Use headings and sub-headings to demarcate key sections
Maps, images and diagrams are additional (add title/ source for these)
Carefully edit your submission for grammar, spelling and formatting
Use proper citation format (APA style; in-text and bibliography at the end)
Useful ResourcesThe following resources may be useful to get you started on your preparedness plan, but you willneed to find further resources related to your specific hazard and local community. You shouldnot just replicate what is in these documents by copying the text directly without modifying it toyour own hazard situation and scenario.Your Emergency Preparedness Guide, 2012, Public Safety Canada:…Prepared B.C. Website, Government of British Columbia 210 Hazard Preparedness Plan4Grading RubricThe assignment is marked out of 20 points. Submissions will be evaluated using the generalcourse grading rubric (see eLearn) and in line with the specific project grading criteria (seebelow). Marks will be deducted for partial completion of work or late submissions. Marks willbe deducted for poorly formatted work and for grammatical and spelling errors. Zero marks willbe given for work that is copied from other sources, or from other students, and this will be verycarefully checked!Elements Assessed competencies MarksStep 1 Concise summary of the natural hazard, including why it occurs inthe region, and the likely magnitude and frequency of such an event.2Accurate assessment personal risk impacts (exposure, vulnerability)related to living arrangements, local environment, activities, etc.3Step 2 Hazard action plan is comprehensive, including before, during andafter steps, and shows consideration of multiple hazard scenarios.3Hazard plan is well-adapted to reflect personal situations and localgeographic settings rather than representing a generalised plan3Demonstrates has undertaken in-depth research on emergencyplanning in their local community drawing on relevant sources.3Step 3 Emergency kit is detailed, personalised and each item is clearlydisplayed with the purpose described.3Step 4 Quality, originality and visual effectiveness of poster in conciselyconveying key hazard response steps.3TOTAL 20 pts


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