Disaster Preparedness: Anticipating the Worst Case Scenario

  • March 15, 2005
  • Arthur L Bradshaw, Dr Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard

Effective disaster preparedness planning at the national and regional levels is a "high payoff" investment that governments can make in anticipation of large-scale natural or man-made disasters. The 2005 Indonesian area earthquake and tsunami and the resulting national, regional, and international response efforts energized the nations of South Asia to take a serious look at their disaster preparedness planning processes and at the critical gaps exposed by the magnitude of the disaster.