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3 reasons why the US is vulnerable to big disasters

During the 2017 disaster season, three severe hurricanes devastated large parts of the U.S.

  • Morten Wendelbo
  • The Conversation

The quick succession of major disasters made it obvious that such large-scale emergencies can be a strain, even in one of the world’s richest countries.

Beg 5eAs a complex emergency researcher, I investigate why some countries can better withstand and respond to disasters.

The factors are many and diverse, but three major ones stand out because they are within the grasp of the federal and local governments: where and how cities grow; how easily households can…

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