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Chi Chi Taiwan Earthquake of September 21, 1999

Lifeline Performance

Anshel J. Schiff (author) Alex K. Tang (author)

ISBN: 9780784405369

Publication Date: Jan 2000

Format: Paperback

On September 21, 1999 central Taiwan was struck by a devastating earthquake resulting in over 2400 deaths, thousands of collapsed and severely damaged buildings, and economic losses of over US$20 billion. This book describes the earthquake performance, emergency response, and recovery for the various lifeline systems.
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On September 21, 1999 central Taiwan was struck by a devastating earthquake resulting in over 2400 deaths, thousands of collapsed and severely damaged buildings, and economic losses of over US$20 billion. This book describes the earthquake performance, emergency response, and recovery for the following lifeline systems: electric power, water, wastewater, communications, roads and bridges, railroads, ports, gas, and liquid fuels. In addition, the impact of lifeline disruption on emergency response capabilities of rescue activities is discussed. For each lifeline, damage, emergency response methods used to cope with damage and disruption, and the restoration and recovery processes are described. Each section summarizes the lessons learned, and makes recommendations to improve system earthquake response.
Illustrations illustrations, maps,
Pages 222
Date Published 30 Jan 2000
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Subject/s Aid & relief programmes   Social impact of disasters   Volcanology & seismology  

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