Proactive Emergency Management Plan
In Lower Alabama, the question isn’t “if” a weather emergency will happen, the question is “when”. We have seen time and again that an imminent disaster leaves us to our own devices, and we are left hoping that the federal government will come and help us after the fact. We need a federal emergency management budget that aims to primarily mitigate disaster damage rather than provide for disaster relief. We need raised roadways, capacity insurance in our wastewater system, studier bridges (that are NOT profiting internationally-held corporations) that can withstand 100 ft storm surges, an improved emergency early-warning system, and detailed emergency management plans. In this arena, a pound of cure is worth an ounce of prevention. Let’s focus on prevention.