In a similar vein, Lurie argued for building community resilience through routine decisions such as ensuring resilient physical
infrastructures by not building in flood plains, for example, or not putting backup generators in basements. In addition,
she noted that resilience can be built into a system by strengthening the role of individuals, so that more get training in
CPR, first aid, or psychological first aid. The residents of Joplin, Mo., a town devastated by a recent tornado, were familiar
with tornadoes and had a response plan in place. "They thought about tornadoes in advance," Lurie noted.