There have been significant changes to terminology, programs, plans and funding. Are we truly entering a new era of long-term civil defense, or will the pendulum soon swing in another direction?
In recent years, the emergency management field has exploded to near-cosmic proportions due to mega-disasters – and mega-funding that far exceeded anything we’ve seen before.The 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina have changed America’s perspective on disasters, and focused media attention like never before on the discipline of emergency management and how government responds to disasters.
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