ERIC Number: ED432899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: St. Kitts--Nevis.
Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve roles as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical vulnerability of schools located on St. Kitts and Nevis to wind forces, torrential rain, and seismic forces in order to provide relevant local agencies with some of the input required for selection of properties for Caribbean Development Bank funding. Information tables list each school, its description and vulnerable areas, and its vulnerability ratings for wind, torrential rains, and seismic forces. Additional tables list each school followed by recommendations for improvements in order to upgrade the structure against natural hazards. Also included are damage and repair reports from two 1995 hurricanes on school buildings. A sample of the survey instrument concludes the report. (Contains nine references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Surveys
Web site: http://www.oas.org/en/cdmp/document/schools/vulnasst/skn.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.; Consulting Engineers Partnership Ltd.; Organization of American States, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Saint Kitts and Nevis