The article titled Dealing With Drought that appears in the December 2011 issue of Homeland Security Today Magazine is a thought-providing and well-written account of the long-lasting drought in the American West. It discusses the age old issue of when does a slow onset hazard become a disaster? And raises the new question about when is a drought no longer a matter for the Dept. of Agriculture but worthy of attention from FEMA?
The article extensively references an article title by Stephen and Amanda Jimenez, but that article does not appear to be in the public domain. The author has provided a copy; it is Catastrophic Drought Highlights U.S. Weakness Sept 2011
- Killer Texas Summer Shatters Heat, Drought Records (thinkprogress.org)
- Texas’ Water Shortage Turning Ranchers & Farmers Against Coal-FIred Utility Expansion (treehugger.com)