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12. Floodwalls A. are compacted earthem structures. B. Require considerable land area C. are engineered barriers typically constructed of reinforced concrete or masonry. D. satisfy the NFIP requirement for bringing substantially damaged or improved structures into compliance.
Weegy: A flood wall (or floodwall) is a primarily vertical artificial barrier designed to temporarily contain the waters of a river or other waterway which may rise to unusual levels during seasonal or extreme weather events. [ Flood walls are mainly used on locations where space is scarce, such as cities or where building levees or dikes (dykes) would interfere with other interests, such as existing buildings, historical architecture or commercial use of embankments. Flood walls are nowadays mainly constructed from pre-fabricated concrete elements. Flood walls often have floodgates which are large openings to provide passage except during periods of flooding, when they are closed. As a flood wall mostly consist of relatively short elements compared to dikes, the connections between the elements are critical to prevent the failure of the flood wall. The substantial costs of flood walls can be justified by the value of commercial property thus protected from damage caused by flooding. ] (More)
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11. A fault is a fracture in the earth's outer shell, on either side of which rock mass moves ______________. A. horizontally B. vertically C. both horizontally and vertically D. Any of the above.
Weegy: d. Any of the above. [ [ ] ] User: 13. A community that is likely to incur a great deal of damage during an earthquake is referred to as having a high seismic ______________. A. cost B. impact C. risk D. hazard Weegy: d. risk (More)
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8. The Richter Scale measures the __________ of an earthquake. A. frequency B. magnitude C. impact D. speed
Weegy: a. magnitude User: 9. A tall building has a longer natural period than a short one. A. True B. False User: 10. Earthquake activity can be caused by ___________ movement of plates. A. convergent B. divergent C. lateral D. All of the above. Weegy: The answer is d. all of the above. User: 20. All faults will cause earthquakes. A. True B. False User: 19. In order to make the construction of seismically safe buildings economically possible, the ICSSC drafted Executive Order 12699 to mandate that a building should be designed to prevent: A. damage. B. collapse. C. defacement. D. All of the above. Weegy: d. All of the above. User: 18. All Federal agencies have the same seismic safety standards. A. True B. False Weegy: yes,This is True. User: 17. Scientists use __________ waves to find an earthquake's epicenter. A. Love B. body C. surface D. core Weegy: A. Scientists use body waves to determine an earthquake's epicenter, the point on the earth's surface above an earthquake D. Surface User: 16. When a building and the ground vibrate at the same rate, they resonate and the vibrations______________ . A. decrease, putting less stress on the building B. increase, putting less stress on the building C. decrease, putting more stress on the building D. increase, putting more stress on the building Weegy: When a building and the ground vibrate at the same rate, they resonate and the vibrations decrease, putting more stress on the building. User: 15. Which term refers to powerful ocean waves caused by an earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption on the sea floor? A. Ductile B. Tsunami C. Drift D. Seiche Weegy: a. Tsunami, The movement at the sea floor leading to tsunami can be produced by earthquakes, landslides and volcanic eruptions. User: 14. What is the clearest indication that your community is seismically safe? A. Your community adopted a recent version of a model building code, including its seismic ... (More)
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21. Mission areas are comprised of the capabilities required for executing a function at any time (before, during, or after an incident) and across all threats and hazards. Four of the five preparedness mission areas are: Prevention, Protection, Response, and Recovery. Which is the fifth mission area? A. Planning B. Readiness C. Preparation D. Mitigation
Weegy: D. the fifth mission area is mitigation. User: 22. Select the FALSE statement from below: A. Successful recovery involves the support and involvement of all stakeholders within the community—including individuals and households, the nonprofit and private sectors, and all levels of government—and with outside entities that are assisting in recovery operations. B. To ensure that the community has sufficient resources, jurisdictions should confine recovery efforts to physical and fiscal aspects of rebuilding. C. Public information helps manage expectations throughout the recovery process and ensures stakeholders have a clear understanding of available assistance and their roles and responsibilities. D. Successful recovery incorporates mitigation actions and best practices to help ensure the future viability of the community. Weegy: The answer is B. To ensure that the community has sufficient resources, jurisdictions should confine recovery efforts to physical and fiscal aspects of rebuilding. User: 23. While the Stafford Act may be the most familiar mechanism for Federal support, it is not the only one. Often, Federal assistance does not require coordination by the Department of Homeland Security and can be provided without a Presidential emergency or major disaster declaration. A. True B. False Weegy: It's true, While the Stafford Act may be the most familiar mechanism for Federal support, it is not the only one. [ Often, Federal assistance does not require coordination by the Department of Homeland Security and can be provided without a Presidential emergency or major disaster declaration. ] User: 24. The emergency manager is instrumental in overall coordination of the emergency response. This work often takes place in a/an: A. Disaster Coordination Center (DCC). B. Crisis Action Center (CAP). C. Emergency Operations Center (EOC). D. Incident Command Center (ICC). Weegy: Tthe emergency manager is instrumental in overall ... (More)
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