2007 Volume 16 Pages 345-356
In order to execute effective disaster mitigation measures it is necessary to examine various problems such as; damage assumption, warning transmission strategy, and evacuation plan, etc. The purpose of this study is to develop a Comprehensive Disaster Scenario Simulator that expresses a regional situation during a disaster in order to manage these problems. This simulator expresses resident's activities during normal circumstances and their behavior during a disaster. The simulator also expresses the extent of damage, and number of casualties during the time of occurrence of the disaster. Therefore, the use of this simulator can be twofold; i. as a strategic tool for examining effective disaster prevention measures. ii. due to its visual presentation and easy-to-use interface, this simulator can be used as a risk communication tool to inform about the various characteristics of the disaster and the appropriate actions that should be taken to reduce the impact of disasters.