A Public Health Lesson from Hurricane Harvey: Invest in Prevention | Harvard Business Review

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the United States, President Trump pledged to unleash “the full force of government” to assist the victims of the storm. The White House later released a statement outlining the administration’s plan to make federal funds available to affected individuals, state and local governments, and some nonprofit organizations to meet the demands of the emergency. In the ensuing days, as rain and floodwaters have inundated Texas, Americans have responded generously, adding to the resources available to Harvey’s victims. Celebrities and businesses have contributed millions to relief efforts, airlines have offered miles in exchange for disaster relief donations, and everyday citizens continue to give their time and money to help those whose lives were shaken by the hurricane.

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