See this editorial from the WashPost on Sept. 1: FEMA avoids disaster in Houston — so far.
Another article praising the progress FEMA has made in recent years, in Reuters.
Thanks Claire. I used this.
The real test is coming!
Eric E. Holdeman
Eric Holdeman & Associates
Just want to mention that a lot of other organizations, such as the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, and many philanthropic organizations would be involved also.
Always beneficial to get a good start with storm efforts. Building trust with those impacted by the disaster helps with recovery work. Been impressed with FEMA Administrator Brock Long. Saying all the right things and seems to have a firm understanding of the tremendous scope of this disaster.
Still concerned with the long run and in particular the reservists program. Without sufficient numbers of well trained and experienced FEMA personnel on the ground, recovery will be a struggle.
Regardless, for now, it appears that with a new sheriff in town things are going in the right direction.
“new sheriff in town’ is definitely the key.
Just to be clear I mean Long not his boss or boss’s boss.
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Claire B. Rubin has 39 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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