“Disasters are interesting…”

flooding in agusan del sur

Disasters are interesting because they tell us something about human behavior. The disaster calls upon the community to respond and exploring these community responses provides information about how a community functions, treat outsiders, and rises to new challenges.

Community responses also inform us about cultures, the habitual ways of doing things, and the meaning ascribed to these patterns of action, about what is normal and abnormal behavior in a given community and of how this can be stretched to its outer limits by the circumstances. 

Diane Bretherton, Community resilience in natural disasters


Note: The statement in the image translates: “This flooding happens every year, here, in Agusan del Sur. We’re used to it.”

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