No sooner had Hurricane Ida started to weaken than the crisis management lessons from the deadly and devastating crisis began to emerge as did the hurdles companies and organizations will face as they try to recover from this natural disaster.
In a briefing with reporters on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, “This was an extremely large and powerful hurricane. And as expected, early reports suggest catastrophic damage in a number of areas along the Gulf Coast. And while Ida has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, it is going to continue to inflict damage as it moves across the state of Mississippi today and into the Tennessee Valley tomorrow.
“This will be a lengthy, whole-of-government, and whole-of-community response and recovery effort, and we are closely coordinating with state and local officials at every step of the way,” she said.