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Type Journal Article - World Rural Observations
Title Strategic planning in order to reduce earthquake hazards (Case Study: Darreh Shahr County)
Author(s)
Volume 7
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 61-70
URL http://www.sciencepub.net/rural/rural070215/010_28683rural070215_61_70.pdf
Abstract
Earthquake is of natural disasters and hazards which has immense destruction power in a very short time
and in a very vast area that leads to a severe damage on the ground and structures that these damages cause
casualties. In addition to direct damage, secondary damage such as fire and outbreaks and other losses such as
damage to the economy, society and politics; are of the effects of the earthquake. Therefore, the strategic planning in
order to reduce the earthquake hazards is of great importance. In this context, the present study was conducted with
the aim of strategic planning to reduce the damage caused by the earthquake in Darreh Shahr City in Ilam Province.
This study has been an applied research which its research method is descriptive- analytic. The research population
included 15 individuals (experts) working in Darreh Shahr Municipality who were selected through the Snowball
method and were questioned and in the following, regarding the comments received from the statistical population
(experts), was conducted the strategic planning (SWOT) and finally were provided some policies through the SWOT
model.

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