Disaster Response and Damage Assessment

Some of the existing challenges of conducting damage assessment that would evoke a change include problems coming from varying quality and consistency of the inspectors and their techniques. This may lead to a situation whereby those who deserve assistance are denied the same. The inspectors may end up making decisions that need to be corrected. For instance, inspectors may conclude that a house that the storm has destroyed had an existing problem before the storm took place, and therefore the house owner may not be eligible for assistance. Again, attempts to speed up the process might jeopardize more than technical accuracy.

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