Disaster junkies

Parishioner Chad Wargel clears debris from the grounds of St. Joseph's Catholic Church on March 1, 2012 in Ridgeway, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

‘Disaster junkies’ Form Backbone Of US Safety Net, Recovery Efforts

Rebuilding after storms is becoming a growth industry as the United States is slammed by more natural disasters, and leaders of the response efforts say the nation’s recovery network functions as well as it does because of a backbone of volunteers nicknamed “disaster junkies.”


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