Updated June 27, 2018
Two years ago, a townhouse in Columbia was devastated when a gas leak led to an explosion. A few days later I went over and got these before rebuilding back images.
Recent hurricane disasters got me to think about a local disaster. What is the speed of recovery from a small-scale disaster?
The explosion, about 7 p.m., destroyed 2 townhouses completely and damaged several more considerably. Pieces of debris still littered the neighborhood.
Speed of Recovery
Finally earlier this year—a year and a half after the explosion—reconstruction was started. The other day I saw the replacement houses were under roof, although not ready yet for habitation.
Probably two years before the replacement townhouses are ready for occupancy. Such is the speed (or lack thereof) for an isolated problem. Unfortunately, that is magnified when the disaster is widespread, with multiple communities are competing for the same rebuilding resources.