Disaster Zone

Shutdown Beginning to Impact Disaster Readiness

Disaster readiness dying by a thousand cuts.

by Eric Holdeman / January 22, 2019

I've always said the only "non-renewable resource" we have is time. Once it is gone — there is no getting it back. See this article about impacts of the current government shutdown, ‘It’s Making Us Less Prepared’: Shutdown Slows Planning for Hurricanes and Other Disasters.

Another truism is that people don't leave jobs, they leave managers. However, in this case, they might find the grass greener on the other side of the fence, and this time they'll leave government. That will have a much longer impact than this one shutdown. 

All these little pin-pricks do add up over time. 

Claire Rubin, Senior Researcher, shared the link above.