As the eastern United States sifted through the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 media pundits and community leaders are asking what they could have done better. How could we have been better prepared to limit this damage and reduce loss of life? The preparation was quite extensive and the were warnings communicated early, but no matter how experienced the experts have become there is much to be desired for our natural disaster prevention and preparation.

Experts widely agree that increased awareness will lead to an increase in overall preparations to help reduce material damage and limit physical injury and deaths. Better, faster communication is a vital component to [...]