Aside from all the response stuff that goes on in the disaster, I think the mainstream public doesn’t understand debris management. In fact, I would go so far as to say that many communities across the US don’t have a debris management plan.
Here’s the current situation here in Monroe County, FL (aka Florida Keys).
This is one of several locations for debris.
What makes this so complex is that because of the smaller geographic location of the islands, it is hard to manage space too.
Emergency Managers should also think about transportation of debris. I’ve had to already roll out my evasive driving maneuvers. Not good.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Response is easy. But true Emergency Managers know that Recovery is the hardest phase in a disaster.