The majority of natural disaster deaths occur in developing countries, where poverty and lack of resources exacerbate the suffering. While many mitigation plans are designed to prevent such disasters, community preparedness focusing on equipment and other resources is critical to responding effectively when the disaster does occur.

FLEX Building Systems and their affiliated companies can be part of a comprehensive plan to address some of the major issues following a disaster. These issues are lack of shelter, lack of fresh water and lack of reliable power. Since the FLEX System is easily stored, quick to assemble and extremely cost effective, it provides an ideal solution for short and long term housing needs in almost any climate. The modular nature of the system allows for compact storage of the materials and easy transportation to the areas that have the greatest need. FLEX has a sister company (Adventure Power) that can provide solar and wind power to areas hardest hit during an emergency. FLEX Building Systems also has access to a state of the art portable, water filtration system that can provide clean supply for anything from an individual house to a small village.

While disasters by definition are tragic, resulting in great loss of materials and property, disaster relief is a truly human response. Humanitarian associations should consider the FLEX system as a part of their overall strategy to serve those that need immediate solutions to deplorable conditions.