Disaster Management: Empirical Study of 2009 Jeddah Flood
Abdullah, N. N. & Othman, M. (2015). Disaster Management: Empirical Study of 2009 Jeddah Flood. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(5B):1083-1087.
Posted: 3 May 2016 Last revised: 20 Jul 2018
Date Written: August 1, 2015
Jeddah flood was one the most catastrophic natural disaster in the history of Saudi Arabia which resulted in the death of more than one hundred people. This study intends to identify the significance of disaster management and the mechanism to help government in order to mitigate hazards. It also aims to define the factors and challenges that defied Saudi authorities to fail in managing 2009 Jeddah flooding. The study found that due to the lack of disaster management policy, urban settlement, precaution, preparation, mitigation, preparedness, disaster relief plan, disaster recovery plan, corruption and organizational behavior, the side effects of the flood was larger than the scale of the disaster. The study concluded that Saudi government is the lack of clear policy and technology to deal with natural disaster.
Keywords: Disaster management, Jaddah, flooding, Saudi Arabia, natural disaster, preparedness
JEL Classification: Z10, Z18, Z28
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