If Disaster Strikes Will You Be Ready?

Sep 30, 2015
Editorial
Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12)

September is National Preparedness Month, and as we mark this month we must remember our most vulnerable communities and the lessons learned from previous disasters. Doing so will enable us to better prepare these communities and strengthen our responses to future disasters.

Global warming has made larger and more damaging storms the new normal. In recent years, we have seen an unprecedented increase in the rate and severity of hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, winter weather, and sea level rise. This dangerous trend has devastated communities across the nation — and without proper preparation, the next big disaster could hit home with catastrophic effects.

 

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