Saudi Civil Defense, Jedah floods, Vehicles
The area of Jedah is prone to flooding due to its escarpment topography in the event of any exceptional storms. The heavy rain ever experienced in the area on 25th November 2009 led to the death of many people who were variously reported to be between 123 and 161. Other reports claimed that this number was underrated and reported the number to be more than 500. 8,000 homes and more than 7,000 vehicles were destroyed. The city is inhabited by more than four million people who have nowhere to go in the event of similar catastrophes.
The area has poor sewage system that is contributed by corruption. Moreover, the Saudi Civil Defense efforts are overstretched by the varsity of the area and the unpredictability of the extent of the disaster. As a matter of fact, ensuring domestic safety is the a key responsibility tasked with the Civil Defense forces. The 2009 Jedah floods were an extreme test of the willingness of the Civil Defense to respond to similar catastrophies. In order to adequately deal with similar
catastrophes, there is a need for the Civil Defence to have the willingness to respond disasters, an issue that will be investigated in depth in the research. Willingness in this case is defined in the context of whether an individual reports to duty as required or responds positively to the call of
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[...] Dependent variable Are you willingness enthusiastic to response to such disaster moderate Reluctant moderate Reluctant Independent variable Are you personally or as a family willing to respond to disasaters? Has your family received training on disaster preparedness? How has it affected their willingness to respond? What is your employment status (volunteer or have a job) and how does it affect your willingness to respond to disasters? Have you ever received training on disaster preparedness? How does it affect your willingness to respond to disasater? Covariable What is your age? [...]
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[...] The responses got from all the variables will be ranked as enthusiastic, moderate or reluctant according to the responses gathered during the research. Table 1 will be used to assess the willingness of the Civil Defense employees to respond to flooding. The responses represent the two sources of data where applicable Table 1 enthusiastic Personal and family preparedness Employment setting (volunteer or have job) Responder receive training Clear role for the responder Age Income Marital status The ability and availability of the respondent to respond to these questions will be based on his/her level of responsibility i.e. [...]
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