All disasters are innately different, so no two responses can be identical. If no two responses are
identical, then no single plan can be perfect for any specific disaster. And that is okay. Successful
disaster management is about implementing the most relevant plan, finding the most reliable information
available, and making the best decisions based on that information and accessible resources. This August
edition of the DomPrep Journal presents four imperfect yet critical components of disaster response:
models, disaster case management, contact tracing, and citizen response.