discussion question 544

200 words or more

Over the years, we certainly have been impacted by a wide-range of disaster events, and, on many occasions, the consequences have been quite severe. Along these lines, for years we have been asking Americans to prepare for potential emergencies and disasters and to have enough supplies on-hand to last individuals and families for a minimum of 72 hours. However, after disaster strikes, far too often we see many citizens lining up waiting for the government to provide basic supplies. Why might this be so? Is the government, as well as the emergency management community, missing the mark in educating the public in this important arena?


Haddow, G., Bullock, J., & Coppola, D. (2014). Introduction to emergency management (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN: 978-0-12-407784-3

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