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Volume 18  Number 2  •  Fall 2013
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Response and Recovery after the Joplin Tornado
Lessons Applied and Lessons Learned
By Daniel J. Smith, Daniel Sutter
This article appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of The Independent Review

Unlike the governmental response to Hurricane Katrina, the disaster recovery efforts that followed the catastrophic tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in 2011 provide a model worth emulating. City and state officials facilitated recovery by temporarily relaxing regulations, hiring extra building inspectors, waiving state procurement and bidding rules, and resisting the temptation to micromanage.

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Other Independent Review articles by Daniel J. Smith
    Winter 2018   The Man Who Knew
    Spring 2017   Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster

Other Independent Review articles by Daniel Sutter
    Spring 2018   The Blockchain and Increasing Cooperative Efficacy
    Winter 2012   Mechanisms of Liberal Bias in the News Media versus the Academy
    Spring 2010   Unquenchable
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