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  • Aerial image of destroyed homes in Punta Gorda, following hurricane Charley.The photo was taken on Aug. 16, 2004.
  • Guest Blog Post: "The 13th of this month marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Charley’s unwelcome visit to my community.  Yet in many ways, it seems as though it was only yesterday."

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  • The 2014 National Preparedness Report describes the Nation’s level of preparedness for all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other emergencies.

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August 11, 2014
The 13th of this month marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Charley’s unwelcome visit to my community. Yet in many ways, it seems as though it was only yesterday. The Category 4 storm, with
August 5, 2014
Editor's note: This was originally posted on the Corporation for National & Community Service blog on August 5, 2014.Emergency management requires flexibility. You plan for the worst, but also
June 27, 2014
In City of Colorado Springs, the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)- areas where human development is close to natural terrain and flammable vegetation, covers more than 28,800 acres and includes a
June 6, 2014
The Sounds of Recovery: We’re ListeningWe’re listening, and all around, we hear the sounds of recovery. Like the sounds of silence, the sounds of recovery can be as profound as the devastation

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