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As the cost of disasters rise, technology solutions with an empathetic approach is the way

June 21, 2024

2024 is expected to be another record-setting year for hurricanes, according to experts. These major storms are just one of many catastrophes that affect millions of Americans and the government agencies, first responders and aid workers that rush to help, assess and rebuild when disaster strikes.

The human cost of disaster isn’t the only thing on the rise: This year it is clearer than ever that the economic cost of disaster has escalated dramatically, from the cost of labor and supplies to the impact of inflation on every link in the recovery chain.

How should agencies and aid workers respond to these parallel challenges? Technology is part of the solution – but it’s how the technology is deployed that really makes the difference for survivors.