Safety and Security
In the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics were left just as homeless as the population they protect and serve. Many evacuated alongside their neighbors, victims of the storm just like everyone else.
When authorities are affected as much as the rest of the population, what feels like a power vacuum can develop. The very people we turn to for guidance and assistance are struggling with their own survival. Our uncertainties can bring us perilously close to panic, as we feel like no one can keep us safe from the predators. In extreme situations, such as Hurricane Katrina, it might ...