It has been evident that the United State Federal Government has learned several important lessons from the previous Katrina disaster that left a lot of people homeless. A lot of property was lost during the dreaded event, which necessitated both the government and private disaster management agencies to brainstorm with a common objective of identifying the cause of the extensive destruction and also come up with preventive measures to mitigate the effects of such future occurrences. The issue was also deliberated by the US Congress with the same intentions. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.
At first, the problem was found that the extreme effects of Katrina were as a result of Government unpreparedness that resulted in panics by the bodies and agencies responsible for the rescue process. It was also noted that the response time to the disaster calls was also long and this led to the escalated damages of the event. Also, during Katrina, the private volunteers that had tried accessing the affected regions using their boats with the aim of aiding in the rescue of the affected families were barred by the government officials from accessing the areas that were hit by the disaster. The federal government perceived their access as an additional liability which it didn’t intend to incur. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.
However, during the previous disaster of Hurricane Harvey, the response was quite different and improved in a lot of ways. First, the response time was very short, which helped in the quick rescue of the affected families. The private volunteers were also allowed to aid in the evacuation of the affected families, which increased the efficiency of the operation. One of the main small business volunteers was Barbara Stokes with the construction organization that she leads, Green Structured Homes. The GHS, under the guidance of Barbara Stokes, was so instrumental in the process of evacuating and restoring the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Barbara, being a graduate of Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the Mercer University, possesses extensive experience in the field of disaster relief and management. Her experience is also supplemented by the knowledge and skills that she acquired in the same institution where she pursued supplementary courses in Technical Communication, Thermodynamics, Properties and structures of materials, and manufacturing management.