Advice on Disaster Prevention: An Ounce of Prevention….
Disaster Prevention Department
Costa Rican Red Cross
The purpose of this handbook is to provide practical advice on all stages
of the natural disasters most likely to strike our region. Scientific and
technical complexities have deliberately been left out so that readers
can find out quickly what they need to know in order to act.
Because of this, however,
the handbook should be complemented with research or professional
advice by the relevant authorities,
or else by coordinating the appropriate training activities with
the Red Cross’ Disaster Prevention Department.
Remember: Preparedness through timely prevention and mitigation
measures improves response to any extreme event and reduces vulnerability
to natural hazards.
For more information please contact
José Antonio Bonilla
Departamento Nacional de Prevención de Desastres
Cruz Roja Costarricense