Sep 19, 2022Liked by Jadrian Wooten

One other (I think) important factor is that experience of a natural disaster actually reduces the likelihood people will prepare for future disasters. I have a working paper right now examining the sociospatial distribution of disaster preparedness and it is something that is fairly consistent across the US (in and of itself perhaps surprising). Whether the channel driving it is overconfidence or apathy in the face of inevitable destruction, it is something I find concerning. It seems we are missing opportunities at a national level to strengthen communities post-disaster.

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