Stories help us piece together the past and create a collective narrative.
Lori Peek, Director of the Natural Hazards Center, says “In the hazards and disaster field, we have been turning to a new story for a good while. The notion that natural hazards losses are inextricably linked to racism, poverty, pollution, and other slow-motion disasters is now widely accepted." You can read more about the link between natural hazards and the United Sates’ history and evolving narrative in Peek's Director's Corner article titled The Stories We Tell.
Written by Sierra Speegle (Strategic Communication, '21)