At the symposium, BP Oddo and other experts discussed Leicht’s recently completed report of 41 recommendations for how government can improve disaster recovery and preparedness.
“When the ‘recovery’ is harder on those impacted by the storm that the actual storm itself, government has failed,” said BP Oddo. “If we don't change the process, the results will not change. Holly Leicht's white paper lays out specific improvements. Just as important, it should spark a longer, candid and productive conversation about how each level of government must improve in its response to the next storm, which must then yield change.”
“We can’t keep making incremental change, it’s just not acceptable,” noted Leicht. “Let’s make these improvements so that we don’t find ourselves in the midst of that again.”
You can read the entire report here.