Methodological Issues in Planning for Crises and Natural Disasters

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 24, p.17-26 (2009)


coordination, estimates, evaluation, inter­action., Models, Organization, Plan


Advance planning of actions for crises and natural disasters constitutes a significant element in the preparation of governmental agencies and local au­thorities from the executive branch, the legal entities and individual businesses, which have obligations under the legislation of the country. A basic requirement of emergency planning is coordination, which requires a unified planning methodol­ogy and the establishment of an interdepartmental organization to facilitate the process. The quality of advance planning is of great importance for the efficient management of forces and capabilities in order to ensure timely reaction to crises and natural disasters.