Creating Disaster Resiliency: Implementing Regional Coordination and National Disaster Prevention Networks Whitepaper
A whitepaper based on BCLC’s February 2012 Systemic Community Resiliency Workshop. Over the past two decades, the cost of natural disasters in the United States has doubled from $15.6 billion annually to $31.25 billion annually. These dramatically increasing costs make the episodic, case-by-case strategy of dealing with natural disasters unsustainable. A new disaster planning paradigm would improve on a number of basic weaknesses of the current framework.
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