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USA: creating a culture of preparedness is the best hope for disaster mitigation


This article, published by the Government Technology, highlights the challenges of making preparedness a real priority in USA. According to the website, the country still has a long way to implement preparedness as a main strategy to fight disasters.

"I believe for every dollar you spend on preparedness you save $9 in response," said Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, former commander of the Joint Task Force Katrina responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for areas across the Gulf Coast impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Governance
  • Countries/Regions:United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/9633

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