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Resources on Maui Disaster

Several links to stories about what went right and wrong.

Much has already been written about the fires that have devastated Maui. Claire Rubin, the Disaster Diva, has collected a selection of them at her Recovery Diva website, provided here for your perusing.

Will communities learn from their experience, or continue to think that those lessons don’t apply to them?

  • It won’t happen here
  • It will cost too much to fix the issue
  • We would have to raise taxes to fix those issues
  • My term in office is over in three years ... someone else can take this on
  • Lightning won’t strike twice — will it?
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.