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Challenge theme 6: natural hazard risks in the Borderlands: Chapter 8 in United States--Mexican Borderlands--facing tomorrow’s challenges through USGS science

Circular 1380-8

This report is Chapter 8 in United States--Mexican Borderlands--facing tomorrow’s challenges through USGS science (CIR 1380)
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Abstract

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides and debris flows, wildfires, hurricanes, and intense storm-induced flash floods threaten communities to varying degrees all along the United States–Mexican border. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collaborates with Federal, State, and local agencies to minimize the effects of natural hazards by providing timely, unbiased science information to emergency response officials, resource managers, and the public to help reduce property damage, injury, and loss of life. The USGS often mobilizes response efforts during and after a natural hazard event to provide technical and scientific counsel on recovery and response, and it has a long history of deploying emergency response teams to major disasters in both domestic and international locations. This chapter describes the challenges of natural hazards in the United States–Mexican border region and the capabilities of the USGS in the fields of hazard research, monitoring, and assessment, as well as preventative mitigation and post-disaster response.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Challenge theme 6: natural hazard risks in the Borderlands: Chapter 8 in United States--Mexican Borderlands--facing tomorrow’s challenges through USGS science
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1380-8
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Southwest Region
Description:
24 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
in United States--Mexican Borderlands--facing tomorrow�s challenges through USGS science (CIR 1380)
First page:
180
Last page:
203
Country:
United States;Mexico