The federal government has been slow to adapt to the realities of climate change. Disaster management programs and policies designed a half-century ago are proving wholly inadequate for the challenges we face today — and those we know are coming. You can read this opinion piece in The Economic Standard.
The COVID-19 pandemic should serve as a warning sign spotlighting the importance of disaster preparedness and the overwhelming need to impose crisis mitigation strategies nationwide. Let’s learn from recent history and confront the realities of natural disasters ahead of the curve instead of scrambling to flatten it after the fact. You can read the entire […]
While not all disasters are preventable, the country has been hit with damaging hurricanes and increased rainfall, resulting in billions of dollars in damage. Congress must focus on implementing policies that will reduce vulnerabilities and costs – and limit the damage. For the protection of every property owner and the good of every taxpayer in […]
When flooding occurs at least 26 times per year on more than 10% of a community’s usable land, it’s called “chronic inundation.” To attempt the cleanup and restore an area subject to chronic inundation area would act out Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity. As stated: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting […]
President-elect Trump has vowed to rebuild America’s aging highways, bridges, airports and other key areas. But these investments will be for naught if stronger storm resiliency standards are not included in this ambitious infrastructure plan. To continue reading, visit the Daily Caller — http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/25/trumps-infrastructure-plan-should-make-investments-last/.