Panel: “Pre-traumatic Stress Disorder and High Impact Events, Maintaining Public Calm and Order”
Introduced by Mrs. Mary Lasky
This panel examines reasons why discussions and planning for major disasters are difficult and often avoided. Examples are given including planning accomplished in Howard County, MD for the possible event of a small ground-burst nuclear weapon near the White House and how the public should be encouraged to shelter in place for 24-48 hours rather than try to evacuate through fall-out clouds. Research was shown that depict best practice and that responsible dissemination of this information and this type of information does not result in panic.
Honorable Dr. Roscoe Bartlett, Former US Congressman-MD
Ms. Mary D. Lasky – Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. Richard M. Krieg – Krieg Group
Dr. Ben Sheppard — George Washington University
Ms. Jessica Wieder – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (absent due to illness)
Presented at the Dupont Summit on Friday, December 5, 2014.