Claims of Inadequate Emergency Planning Mount in the Wake of Recent Natural Disasters — Facility Owners Should Optimize the Interface Between Their Emergency Plans and Those of the Government Authors: Jay E. Silberg, Matias F. Travieso-Diaz, Robert B. Haemer
Emergency planning has received increased focus in the last month in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Recent media reports have focused on alleged planning failures which are claimed to have exacerbated the hurricanes’ impact. Congressional inquiries and recurring media attention are likely to keep emergency planning a “hot button” issue for the near future. In light of these developments, it would be prudent for the owners and operators of industrial facilities to undertake a strategic review of their emergency plans. If your company decides to conduct such a review, we are well positioned to assist you.
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