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Emergency Preparedness of Novo Ecijanos

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2020.83003    60 Downloads   134 Views

ABSTRACT

This study utilized a descriptive research design to describe the emergency preparedness of selected Nueva Ecija residents working at different universities in the province. The researchers found out that the respondents’ main sources of emergency information are television and social media sites. Although the respondents believed that a major calamity will take place in their areas within the next 12 months, a great percentage of them are not preparing for emergency situations because of their busy work schedules. More than half of the respondents did not prepare home disaster kits and 73.98% of them did not conduct an emergency drill at home for the last 12 months. Likewise, 63.78% do not have a preparedness plan to communicate and meet their family members when there is an emergency such as fire, flood, gas leak, earthquake or severe weather. The result implies that most Novo Ecijano respondents are not prepared in any crisis that will happen in their localities.

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Subia, G. , Mangiduyos, G. and Turgano, J. (2020) Emergency Preparedness of Novo Ecijanos. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 8, 17-23. doi: 10.4236/jss.2020.83003.

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