infrastructure failure preparedness

Infrastructure Failure is the interruption of any component of the system of utilities that provide for our basic needs as a society, such as communications, health, mobility, power, water, and sewer. Although infrastructure failure is often felt as a secondary hazard to another incident such as a hurricane or winter weather, it can result from poor construction, design flaw, or deteriorating systems.  Public and private-sector entities must diligently work together to prevent failure of our critical infrastructure, and recover it as quickly as possible when an interruption does occur.