Response to student in discussion board:
Preparing for 72 or more hours without electricity is not something to put aside. How much can we rely on generators? In 2018, the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council did a study on how to strengthen the capabilities of the nation in relation to catastrophic power outages. As a finding, they mention that even though hospitals are at the top on priority restoration lists, some of the water and wastewater treatment facilities they rely on are not (NIAC, 2018, p.11). I believe that preparation before the incident and the response on those first 72 hours are crucial in disaster management and more in primary facilities as hospitals.
Your post was enlightening, thank you! I also attached the document for easy access.
NIAC Catastrophic Power Outage Study. (2018, December 18). Retrieved from