What Are the Recovery Strategies and Plans for NY and NJ After H. Sandy?
We have had lights, cameras, but no action on long term recovery.
As we approach month 5 since Hurricane Sandy devastated large areas of coastal communities in N.Y. and N.J., there is surprising little news about FEMA’s strategy for facilitating recovery or the new role and functions of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.The news media have not been providing coverage to this topic. And the two agencies named have been very quiet. If any of our readers have information, I would be glad to hear from them.
In my view, recovery has long been the neglected phase of emergency management, and most of the limited knowledge about long-term recovery in the U.S. that exists resides with the research and academic communities. To my knowledge those communities have not been asked for advice and assistance by either FEMA or HUD. Again, if you have information to the contrary please let me know.
Back in early November, 2012, I wrote a posting titled: Recovery Planning for NY and NJ, Some Ideas. I think most of those suggestions are still valid and should be considered. But time is wasting…….
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