Am a retiree but I hope I can give an idea.
I don't believe community (local, state, national or international) is seriously looking ahead at disaster preparedness.
I'm a Weather Channel junkie, and just this morning they were talking about how within the past some years, the nation has been experiencing more hurricanes with increasing severities. Climate change is making for warmer ocean waters which yield increased hurricane potentials.
I maintain that it was the failure of the levee system in New Orleans that was a major contributor to the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Katrina. Had the levees been maintained, it is likely less damage would have occurred.
Sorry to say, but climate change is down on the list for may until something major happens, like when a Polar Vortex cause a deep freeze in Chicago and electric power went out. NO HEAT and no power to power home oxygen equip.
Just some random thoughts.