It was with sad eyes that most of us viewed the news about the tornado damage in Moore, Oklahoma. That sadness continues as we watch the updates about recovery efforts and all the challenges faced. I don’t mean to downplay the human suffering in any way, but every time I see news clips of the public safety workers amidst the rubble I can’t help but identify with some of the operational challenges I know they’re facing but that often go unnoticed.
Some of those challenges include fatigue, hunger and simple emotional weariness. Those are human challenges that we confront as we cope with and recover from any disaster, whether it’s natural or manmade.