Post-disaster buildings are buildings that are essential to the provision of services in the event of a disaster, and include:
- Hospitals, emergency treatment facilities and blood banks
- Telephone exchanges
- Power generating stations and electrical substations
- Control centers for air, land and marine transportation
- Public water treatment and storage facilities, and pumping stations
- Sewage treatment facilities and buildings having critical national defence functions
- Buildings of the following types, unless exempted from this designation by the authority having jurisdiction:
– Emergency response facilities
– Fire, rescue and police stations, and housing for vehicles, aircraft or boats used for such porpuses
– Communications facilities, including radio and television stations
Buildings which are likely to be used as post-disaster shelters, including buildings whose primary use is:
- As an elementary, middle or secondary school
- As a community center
Manufacturing and storage facilities containing toxic, explosive or other hazardous substances in sufficient quantites to be dangerous to the public if released.
Buildings that represent a low direct or indirect hazard to human life in the event of failure, including:
- Low human-occupancy buildings, where it can be shown that collapse is not likely to cause injurie or other serious consequences
- Minor storage buildings
All buildings except those listed above.
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