Tag: recovery

by Caitria O’Neill

Image courtesy of NASA #Sandy #OMG #disaster Now that I’ve gotten your attention with the hurricane pulping the East Coast, I want to talk to you about smaller disasters. Face it — not every disaster is as fun to follow as a mega-storm. Ice storms aren’t generally live-blogged on HuffPost. Apartment fires rarely trend on [...] more »

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 »