The Buffalo Creek Disaster

📒The Buffalo Creek Disaster ✍ Gerald M. Stern

✏Book Title : The Buffalo Creek Disaster
✏Author : Gerald M. Stern
✏Publisher : Vintage
✏Release Date : 2011-01-26
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9780307783844
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book Summary : One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together to sue. This is the story of their triumph over incredible odds and corporate irresponsibility, as told by Gerald M. Stern, who as a young lawyer and took on the case and won. From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒Everything In Its Path ✍ Kai T. Erikson

✏Book Title : Everything In Its Path
✏Author : Kai T. Erikson
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2012-04-10
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9781439127315
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Everything In Its Path Book Summary : The 1977 Sorokin Award–winning story of Buffalo Creek in the aftermath of a devastating flood. On February 26, 1972, 132-million gallons of debris-filled muddy water burst through a makeshift mining-company dam and roared through Buffalo Creek, a narrow mountain hollow in West Virginia. Following the flood, survivors from a previously tightly knit community were crowded into trailer homes with no concern for former neighborhoods. The result was a collective trauma that lasted longer than the individual traumas caused by the original disaster. Making extensive use of the words of the people themselves, Erikson details the conflicting tensions of mountain life in general—the tensions between individualism and dependency, self-assertion and resignation, self-centeredness and group orientation—and examines the loss of connection, disorientation, declining morality, rise in crime, rise in out-migration, etc., that resulted from the sudden loss of neighborhood.

✏Book Title : Selected Documents Dennis Prince at Al V Pittston
✏Author : Dennis Prince
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 199?
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : OCLC:28629769
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Selected Documents Dennis Prince at Al V Pittston Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Stress and Long term Psychopathology in Survivors of the Buffalo Creek Disaster
✏Author : Goldine C. Gleser
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1983
✏Pages : 18
✏ISBN : OCLC:781499817
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Stress and Long term Psychopathology in Survivors of the Buffalo Creek Disaster Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster
✏Author : Goldine C. Gleser
✏Publisher : Elsevier
✏Release Date : 2013-10-22
✏Pages : 190
✏ISBN : 9781483265704
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster Book Summary : Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster: A Study of Buffalo Creek disseminates the findings of an investigation into the psychosocial effects of a specific disaster - the collapse of a slag dam that inundated the valley of Buffalo Creek in West Virginia on February 26, 1972. Based on interviews with more than 600 men, women, and children for whom psychic impairment was claimed, this volume examines the relationships between the individual disaster experiences of the survivors and their later psychological functioning. Comprised of nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the psychosocial consequences of disasters and an account of the Buffalo Creek disaster itself, along with the subsequent lawsuit against the coal company. The next chapter explains how the psychopathology and stress of the survivors were scaled and gives some information regarding the reliability and validity of the data. Symptoms, sleep problems, family disruption, and traumatic dreams are considered. The findings on these data and the follow-up studies are discussed. The final chapter contains a summary of the findings and proposes specific suggestions as well as a model for future disaster studies. This book will be of most practical importance to mental health scientists and clinicians working with the victims of stress and disaster, and should also be of considerable interest to social and behavioral scientists and, more generally, to administrators of government activities.

✏Book Title : After the Disaster
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Cambria Press
✏Release Date :
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781621969891
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏After the Disaster Book Summary :

📒Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972 ✍ United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor

✏Book Title : Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972
✏Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1972
✏Pages : 2717
✏ISBN : LCCN:72603353
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972 Book Summary :

📒Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972 ✍ United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor

✏Book Title : Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972
✏Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1972
✏Pages : 2717
✏ISBN : UCR:31210018029965
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972 Book Summary :

📒The Human Side Of Disaster ✍ Thomas E. Drabek

✏Book Title : The Human Side of Disaster
✏Author : Thomas E. Drabek
✏Publisher : CRC Press
✏Release Date : 2018-09-03
✏Pages : 446
✏ISBN : 9781315360454
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Human Side of Disaster Book Summary : Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new cases and real-world examples, The Human Side of Disaster, Second Edition presents an updated summary of the social science knowledge base of human responses to disaster. Dr. Drabek draws upon his 40-plus years of conducting research on individual, group, and organizational responses to disaster to illustrate and integrate key insights from the social sciences to teach us how to anticipate human behaviors in crisis. The book begins with a series of original short stories rooted within actual disaster events. These stories are woven into the entire text to demonstrate essential findings from the research literature. Dr. Drabek provides an overview of the range of disasters and hazards confronting the public and an explanation of why these are increasing each year, both in number and scope of impact. The core of the book is a summary of key findings regarding disaster warning responses, evacuation behavior, initial post-impact survival behavior, traditional and emergent roles of volunteers, and both short-term and longer-term disaster impacts. The theme of "organized-disorganization" is used to illustrate multiorganizational response networks that form the key managerial task for local emergency managers. The final chapter provides a new vision for the emergency management profession—one that reflects a more strategic approach wherein disasters are viewed as non-routine social problems. This book will continue to be an invaluable reference for professionals and students in emergency management and public policy and aid organizations who need to understand human behavior and how best to communicate and work with the public in disaster situations.

✏Book Title : Human System Responses to Disaster
✏Author : Thomas E. Drabek
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2012-12-06
✏Pages : 509
✏ISBN : 9781461249603
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Human System Responses to Disaster Book Summary : This series is dedicated to serving the growing community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the principles and applications of environ mental management. Each volume is a thorough treatment of a specific topic of importance for proper management practices. A fundamental ob jective of these books is to help the reader discern and implement man's stewardship of our environment and the world's renewable resources. For we must strive to understand the relationship between man and nature, act to bring harmony to it, and nurture an environment that is both stable and productive. These objectives have often eluded us because the pursuit of other in dividual and societal goals has diverted us from a course of living in balance with the environment. At times, therefore, the environmental manager may have to exert restrictive control, which is usually best applied to man, not nature. Attempts to alter or harness nature have often failed or backfired, as exemplified by the results of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water, and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental management. It is hoped that each will help solve a practical and serious environmental problem. Robert S. DeSanto East Lyme, Connecticut Acknowledgments Compilation of the materials reviewed in this inventory was facilitated greatly by several staff members of the Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware (formerly at The Ohio State University) and the Natural Haz ards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado.