In the past decade, a large part of our worlds’ population is moving to urban areas, some of which are deemed megacities. How do we handle emergency and disaster preparedness?
I would like to start this year with Newsletter 1 2019 with a list of literature that I would like to recommend, not only for its great information, but as a good source of reference. This list is a litany of texts that are recent and go back nearly twenty years.
All of us face natural hazards such as hurricanes, flooding, and snow storms while we witness technological accidents involving our transportation systems, blackouts, bridge collapse or from manmade attacks from terrorist. The question is…. does your organization have a program or a process to maintain survivability and continuity that will sustain your organization’s bottom line at a healthy level?
As a citizen of a village, a town, a county, or a city, have you ever thought if the municipality has a functioning emergency operation center to manage the response to a major emergency or a disaster? Do you know where is it? Who staffs it? How effective is it?