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If you’ve been in or even around the emergency management profession for any length of time you’ve probably heard the old joke: “What’s the difference between an emergency and a disaster? It’s an emergency when it happens to someone else and it’s a disaster when it happens to you.” There is nothing funny about what happened this summer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. When most people hear that term disaster their minds provide immediate imagery: Hurricane Katrina, the Joplin tornado, Superstorm Sandy – the list goes on. But is the situation in Ferguson a “disaster?” Webster’s Dictionary…
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