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COMMUNITY RISKS 1

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COMMUNITY RISKS 2

Community Risks; Chesapeake, Virginia

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Section A

Floods are the most common widespread natural disasters. Floods have had an impact on most communities in the United States. Most of these communities face the risk of floods after spring rains, heavy thunderstorms or extreme weather conditions like hurricanes. Chesapeake, Virginia is one of the communities in the United States that faces the risk flooding. The community has a history of being affected by floods with the most recent one being after Hurricane Florence in September, 2008. Most of the city is vulnerable to flooding.

A risk reduction program is supposed to minimize the risk caused by a disaster. Floods are considered as one of the most havoc natural disasters (Husain & Trak, 2018). The immediate impact of floods is the loss of lives and property. Flash floods are the most dangerous type of floods that increase the mortality rate and property damage. The risk reduction program should therefore be initiated to protect the community of Chesapeake, Virginia. The program will ensure the risk caused by floods is minimized. The program will help in reducing casual factors that lead to floods. The program will also initiate activities that will lessen the impact of flooding in the community.

Problem Statement

The problem of flooding in Chesapeake, Virginia is evident due to the various factors that impact flooding like climate change, massive rainfall, emission of green house gases, melting snow, and deforestation.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the program is developing initiatives and activities that will lead to a reduction in the risk of flooding. This will ensure that lives and property re saved after flooding in the community.

The common theme with the problems leading to flooding is climate change. Climate change has led to changes in weather patterns that are impacting on floods. Due to climate change, there has been an increase the risk of flooding. The changes in weather patterns mean an increase in rainfall as the increase in rainfall increase the risk of flash floods.

Section 2

Demographic Chart

Population (2019)244,835 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2019)
Square Miles (Population per Sq. Mile- 2010)652.0
Land area in square mile340.80
Owner Occupied Housing rate (2015-2019)71.4%
Housing units
Population Breakdown
Female persons51.1%
Persons over 65 years13%
Persons Under 18 years24.2%
Whites61.1%
Black or African American30.0%
Hispanic6.2%
Veterans26,832
Identified risk Locations

Department Information Chart

Virginia EMS Provider statistics

Total Providers36,699
EMR541
EMT24,137
Advanced EMT2,229
Intermediate2,252
Paramedic7,538
ALS Coordinator74
Education Coordinator671
Emrg Ops Inst72
EMS Physicians224

References

Husain, Nisreen & Trak, Touseef. (2018). Impact of Flood. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) 1375-1377.

United States Census Bureau. (2019). Quick Facts, Chesapeake, Virginia. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/chesapeakecityvirginia/PST045219

Virginia Department of Health. (n.d.). EMS Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/ems-statistics/

Throughout this course, you will be developing a community risk reduction (CRR) plan for a risk that your community faces. Your assignment for the Unit I Proposal was to provide a risk topic, a problem, a purpose statement, demographic information, and department information for your CRR problem.

For this assignment, create a flowchart that shows the risks and the tactics utilized in your CRR plan to mitigate those risks. Include short- and long-term strategies as well as benchmarks and determining factors of those benchmarks. The tactics and strategies should directly relate to the risk and its potential effects in the community that you determined in earlier portions of your CRR plan.

Write an introduction to your flowchart that includes supporting information and a discussion. Provide written documentation of why the strategies and tactics implemented are a priority and how the mitigation actions should minimize or eliminate the risk. Describe the practices you used to prioritize the intervention strategies. Provide supporting information and discussion about how you outlined the risk and mitigation activities.

Your completed project must be at least two pages in length and should cite and reference at least two outside sources. Follow APA Style when creating citations and references for this assignment.

The week one proposal is attached

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