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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Resilience: "the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens." FEMA director Craig Fugate said he loves the word because it means whatever you want it to mean. And if you've been paying attention over the ...

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Old 08-25-2015, 04:31 PM   #1
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What does "resilience" mean? In new plan, it drives disaster preparedness


Resilience: "the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens."

FEMA director Craig Fugate said he loves the word because it means whatever you want it to mean.

And if you've been paying attention over the last couple of weeks, you'd think he was right. "Resilience" has replaced similar words, or been used in sentences where it didn't necessarily need to appear, to define the City of New Orleans' philosophy as it prepares for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures.?
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