Recent weather crises in Europe (blizzards, snow storms, floods, tornadoes, volcanic dust clouds, etc.), governmental instability around the Mediterranean (violent protests, revolutions and camps of political refugees) and global natural disasters (earthquakes, forest fires, hurricanes, etc.) have proven that preparation makes all the difference when it comes to crisis management.
Dealing with disasters, political unrest and climatic changes is of course difficult for the victims, but it is also difficult for governments, airports, train stations, hotels, city halls and other responsible facilities to organise and deploy a response.
Within a matter of minutes, anywhere from dozens to thousands of people can become stranded in airports and train stations, or even worse, left homeless. They’re often placed in emergency lodging in community or cultural centres, malls, gymnasiums and schools that become transformed into improvised emergency shelters. This winter, during the heavy snows of December and January…
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