As reported in the Nov. 24, 2013 Chicago Tribune, disasters are times of incredible chaos and anxiety. The federal response plan that was formally codified in 2011 aims to mollify these aspects of a disaster and aid in a speedy recovery. People who live in areas that have been struck by natural disasters should become familiar with this plan. For those who recently were victims of the tornado that devastated parts of Washington, Illinois, an outpouring of kindness continues, including a benefit that was held Dec. 4 to raise money.
For a full breakdown of the timeline and actions that follows a disaster read the Chicago Tribune article here.