A tornado has occurred in the community where the nurse is working, affecting the local health clinic. Which of the following would be an example of disaster mitigation in this community as related to severe weather? Select all that apply.


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- Mobilizing law enforcement and first responders to help the victims

- Establishing a chain of command to communicate disaster relief efforts

- Ensuring that back up water supplies are available in case of shortage

- Assessing the physical structures in the community to determine if they can withstand severe weather

- Gathering supplies for an emergency kit to use in case of any injuries


Hazard mitigation describes preventive measures that would be taken to prepare a community for an outbreak of severe weather and to reduce the risks to property and health of the population. Mitigation is performed before the disaster so that when it occurs, the community will be prepared and have the materials they need to prevent further injury and harm to those affected.

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