Accession Number:

AD0689488

Title:

COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS UNDER DISASTER CONDITIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DISASTER RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

160.0

Abstract:

The report examines disaster activated tasks at the community level of analysis. The community is viewed as a problem-solving social system in which its principle sub-units and organizations aid in performing the five basic community functions social control, production-distribution-consumption, socialization, mutual support, and social participation. Changes in the priorities attached to these functions and in community values which occur with disaster are noted. After theoretically describing the community in pre-disaster or normal periods, the authors under-take an in-depth analysis of community tasks and activities corresponding to the various disaster stages of warning, pre-impact activity, rescue, caring for casualties, protecting against continuing threat, and restoring minimum community services. The involvement of non-local community units in local diseasters is analyzed. The report concludes with an analysis of community response to a hypothetical nuclear attack situation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE