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Disaster Zone Podcast: $10 Billion Dollar Disaster Recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Could you manage a $10 billion disaster recovery effort?

Billion-dollar disasters are not that new anymore, but I have to say that $10 billion disasters are not your run-of-the-mill disasters that emergency managers have to deal with.

Check out this Disaster Zone podcast with the person designated to handle “$10 Billion Dollar Disaster Recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands.” There are some good tips there for anyone who has to take care of such an event. Record-keeping is a MUST. Think about the long-term, since those records have to remain available for many years after the actual event. Perhaps multiple project managers will rotate through managing the recovery process, so those records are what give you something to fall back on when no one is left who was there when the process was fully underway.

How many billion-dollar disasters will we experience in 2023? There will likely be more than a few.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.