Future Disasters In The United States: More And Worse
Quarantelli, E. L.
Disaster Research Center
As the saying goes, there is both good news and bad news. First, as to the good news. Our Center, as some of you know, has done considerable research for FEMA. Along some lines, our studies report rather good news. For example, in looking at local emergency management agencies—what in the past used to be mostly called local civil defense offices—we have found that they are much better and have better personnel that they once had. Across the country, their disaster preparedness planning, as a whole, has vastly improved over the last 15 years or so. This is the good news, especially if one looks from the past to the present.
Future Disaster , Disaster Preparedness Planning