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OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies: Mexico 2013

Review of the Mexican National Civil Protection System

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This review of Mexico's civil protection system looks at the coordination of multiple actors across the central government, public and private industries, and state and local governments for the effective management of hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

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Key natural hazards and vulnerabilities

Mexico is exposed to a wide range of hazardous natural phenomena. It is one of the areas in the world with the most frequent occurrence of both severe earthquakes and tropical storms. This chapter presents the key hazards to which the country is exposed in terms of earthquakes, tropical storms, floods and other natural hazards. It discusses societal and economic vulnerability to natural hazards throughout the country.

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