This article is so timely. It shows how citizens rapidly and spontaneously help one another and how “the government” which cannot scale up in time to meet the disaster needs immediately is talking about regulating the citizens or at least make them go thru a certification process. This is disaster mitigation at its finest (worst). This article explained well what we said in our GlobalWA paragraph submission.
Article: Talk of regulating Louisiana’s freewheeling Cajun Navy makes waves – Washington Times
news/2016/aug/25/talk-of- regulating-louisianas- freewheeling-cajun-n/
In this case it is clear that the introduction of “official” aid in the form of channel blocking, disincentivizes the immediate and effective spontaneous citizen aid.