After The Cameras Are Gone

Recent storms have wrung the last ounce of reserves out of every helper – and helping organization. The cameras are gone now. Emergency responders (those we make heroes) are standing down. Power is back. There are no more photos ops or press conference- able announcements. But the wreckage is everywhere. What little people had put […]

Foresight, Connection, Reflection

Last week at this time, I was preparing to open a meeting of a Disaster Roundtable, a milestone in an effort Mayor Whitmire had asked me to undertake the day after he was elected. Mayor Whitmire had the foresight to seek out experience and knowledge of disaster response from a wide spectrum of leaders. When […]