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  • Disaster Preparedness Requires a 211 System; New York City Still Doesn’t Have One

    Sandy devastation

    After Sandy (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office)


    Over the last few weeks, New Yorkers have watched with great anxiety as Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, among many other places, were pummeled by massive hurricanes. Whenever we see storm destruction, memories of Sandy re-enter our consciousness; as does the question: Is New York City significantly better prepared for the next big one? My answer is “No.”

    As a technology professional in disaster management, I’m constantly on the lookout for better ways to use software tools and information

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