Return on Investment: How much did it cost to implement these activities? How do your results above compare to this investment?:
The cost of implementation and installation of the 16 statues is approximately $8,850.00 per sign, including materials and fabrication, as well as site work and installation. In addition, there are also administrative fees, including an artist fee, site visits, studio space and insurance, which totaled $53,350.00. Our investment compares to the cost of another potential for a Category-3 storm or above, which we have to prepare for each year. Therefore, the investment is minimal compared to the nearly one thousand people who took to shelters of last resort such as the Superdome and Convention Center, is a necessary one that could prove to save potentially billions of dollars in response and recovery funding should severe flooding occur due to an event. The return on investment is in the visibility of statues, and we are assisting in a change of culture for those who may need it most to trust the city option to evacuate, and therefore potentially saving lives of those that would otherwise stary and perish or need to be rescued. Evacuteer.org maintains relationships with all representatives of the moving parts of this operating system, in order to achieve the goal of saving lives with preparedness, and in turn, save us from requiring an intricate and costly search and rescue response
What are the main factors needed to successfully replicate this solution elsewhere?:
We are maximizing our best practises taken from the success of this public art solution to emergency preparedness to build a new marketable solution to offer both domestically and internationally. We will require interest from emergency managers and city officials who recognize a void in their emergency management plans that can prosper from the visibility our statues offer, and a willingness to invest in the sustainable opportunity to promote preparedness year-round. The formula for the statues is built and has been applied, and therefore we are able to recreate and ship it. What we need are the startup funds to begin the marketing process. We will also look at the site selection based on emergency plans that identify most vulnerable areas and assist in those. In terms of the amounts listed in the previous section, we will not have to spend the same amount on administrative fees as the initial creation of the statues is complete, lessening that amount. We would work with officials and their budget constraints to ensure maximum satisfaction.
Our Toolkit will include the data from the focus groups, potential funding formulas, community partnership recommendations, disaster management strategies, preparedness programming, and awareness events. The toolkit will be offered at no cost to the delegations or municipalities that request it.