Disaster Zone

Mudslides in California Highlight Warning Issues

We have serious problems nationally with warning systems.

by Eric Holdeman / January 18, 2018

Who gets warned, when, and for what reasons continues to be a significant issue in California and across the United States. See this story, California mudslides highlight difficulty in getting evacuations right.

Warnings continue to remain a sore point in our emergency management profession. It is not just California and Hawaii that have had problems. With all the issues that are being highlighted, I expect that many emergency management programs are re-examining their warning protocols. 

Now is the time to fix your warning protocols for what perhaps has been lying dormant, with little attention. 

Per usual, Claire Rubin shared the link above.