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Citizen Preparedness: The Path to a National Culture of Preparedness

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Author: Christian Montz, Director of Disaster Recovery, IEM

Disasters have cost taxpayers over $104 billion in nine years. That is, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the amount that the Disaster Relief Fund has paid out from fiscal years 2005 to 2014 for disaster response, recovery, and mitigation.[1] Just in the last eight years, there have been over 900 Presidentially declared disasters, 137 of them occurring in 2017. (more…)