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by Caitria O’Neill

“Whole Community Resilience” is an incredibly complicated way of saying “getting locals involved with disasters.” It is the most basic, intuitive, and neglected part of the American system of disaster management. Why is this? Why do we acknowledge the importance of community efforts and then leave them completely out of our plans? Well first, we […] more »

by Caitria O’Neill

Did something go wrong? Bring a casserole. While the type of barbeque may vary regionally, if you’re standing near storm damage, there’s likely a home-cooked meal on the way. Following a disaster, competent ladies fill church and school kitchens, turning out hundreds of sandwiches. Restaurants donate buffet trays of wings and lasagna. Community organizations host […] more »