After the Storm: The Importance of Acknowledging Environmental Justice in Sustainable Development and Disaster Preparedness
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Proposes solutions that can be considered as a step in the right direction to help people who are located in low-income communities that are often hit hardest by the flooding and resulting environmental contamination after a storm. Continual rebuilding and development in flood-prone areas in spite of current scientific data indicating the dangers associated with doing so will continue to put communities at risk and endanger the lives of its most vulnerable residents. We must carefully study the consequences of our most recent hurricanes and learn how to better implement risk reduction measures. It is not too late to turn the tide and make positive changes for these communities.