An Analysis of a Local Government’s Disaster Response Activity Records from the Viewpoint of Information Management
Shinya Kondo* and Kimiro Meguro**
*The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Inst., 1-5-2 Wakinohama-kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073, Japan
**Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
For organizations to develop efficient disaster countermeasures, it is necessary to analyze and evaluate past disaster responses, identify problems, and examine their solutions. In this paper, the records of the Niigata Prefectural Government disaster response activities during the Mid-Niigata Prefecture Earthquake of 2004 were analyzed from five viewpoints (constitution, job analysis, workload evaluation, information management, and mutual relations). The reliability of these records was confirmed by relevant prefectural government staff. Based on analysis and discussion, the authors set up an environment to propose countermeasures that aim at improving the organization’s disaster prevention effectiveness.
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