Post by: Kim Stephens
FEMA’s issued a report today, May 3, 2012, on the state of preparedness in the nation as part of the Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness. Overall, it seems the grade is about a B+. There are some areas that still need improvement, and unsurprisingly, that includes preparedness for people with access and functional needs.
According to FEMA’s blog announcing the findings: “The report also identified opportunities for national improvement in cybersecurity, long-term recovery, and integrating individuals with access and functional needs into preparedness activities.”
“Everyone plays a role in preparedness and continued progress depends on the whole community working together. FEMA developed the NPR in close coordination with leaders of federal departments and agencies, and the report reflects inputs from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, private and nonprofit sector partners, and the general public.”
You can download the factsheet here: national_preparedness_report_fact_sheet_final_5_3_2012