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

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Nabaz Nawzad Abdullah

Independent; Lebanese French University

Masayu Othman

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Date Written: August 1, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Abdullah, Nabaz Nawzad and Othman, Masayu, Disaster Management: Empirical Study of 2009 Jeddah Flood (August 1, 2015). 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.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2773639

Nabaz Nawzad Abdullah (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

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Lebanese French University ( email )

Collage of Administration & Economics
Lebanese French University
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region 44001
Iraq
0060105291413 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://lfu.edu.krd/default.aspx

Masayu Othman

Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

School of International Studies
COLGIS, UUM
Sintok, Kedah 06010
Malaysia

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