General association with cultural factors: Local knowledge
A. Prioritise the protection of cultural heritage, including the knowledge and skills developed in disaster cultures. Related cultural factors: Individual/collective memory, Local knowledge
B. Develop a checklist on how to evacuate cultural properties: heritage sites museums, libraries etc.
C. Capitalise on intangible cultural heritage (e.g. existing traditional wisdom on construction materials and technologies), since it has been tested over generations and is best suited to the local environment and culture. An example of this is rethinking flood protection by changing the way homes are designed so that floods do less damage and people can return to their properties quicker after a flood. Related cultural factors: Local knowledge
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