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... Resilience and Security Recent intense floods, super storms, and hurricanes have disrupted the lives of millions and caused hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of damage.49 Combined with the vulnerability of transportation facilities to terrorism, these events have made public and private officials acutely aware of the need to identify community vulnerabilities and plan for responses to natural and human-caused disasters, including near- and long-term climate change effects on sea level rise, droughts, forest fires, and heat waves.50 Communities face differing threats and will need strategies fitted to their circumstances. Businesses, shippers, and carriers must anticipate and plan for supply chain resilience in the face of broad disruptions.

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