As Dorian approaches, BlueDot Founder says to prepare for the worst
by Lars Anderson
Below is an excerpt from an opinion piece by BlueDot Strategies’ founding partner Lars Anderson, a former FEMA official and crisis management expert. The piece was featured on CNN.com.
“Hurricanes in the North Atlantic have increased in intensity, frequency, and duration over the last four decades, and the cost of these disasters has skyrocketed in recent years. In 2019, the losses from six weather and climate disasters in the US already have exceeded $1 billion — and Hurricane Dorian, which has strengthened to a Category 4 storm, hasn’t even made landfall.
Contrary to what President Trump says, we are not ready for disasters ahead. But emergency managers across the country are trying to drill us with a new rule: You should prepare for the worst — always. And then plan for the recovery to be even worse than that.”