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May Think Tank Call

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The next FEMA Think Tank call will take place on Tuesday, May 15 from Joplin, Mo. The call will focus on recovery and how we can better prepare for a more rapid, cost effective, sustainable and resilient recovery in our communities.

Between December 2011 and March 2012, 10 stakeholder forums were held to discuss the National Disaster Recovery Framework. During these forums federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, voluntary and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector discussed challenges and opportunities regarding preparing for, and recovering from, a disaster.

The call will provide an opportunity for the community to discuss what they think is important to consider when planning for recovery and how to rebuild in a cost effective, sustainable way so that the community can be more resilient in future disasters both physically and financially. Other topics may include steps communities can take before a disaster to be more resilient in the future. If you have been involved in the recovery process, what is one piece of advice you would give community leaders to better plan for recovery from a disaster?

I hope you can join us for the May call and encourage you to submit comments or ideas on our online collaboration forum regarding pre-disaster planning that allows for a more rapid, cost effective, sustainable and resilient recovery in our communities.

We will provide the time of the call and the phone number to participate in the Think Tank conference call in the coming days.
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08/14/2012 - 13:44
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Anonymous:

One of the biggest issues in the recovery here in ...

One of the biggest issues in the recovery here in Joplin seemed to have been the moratoriums on building permits after the tornado. It seems to me that it forced many families and individuals out of the city.
Jensen Mott:

I think one of the most

I think one of the most important things a conference call like this could accomplish is planning not only for how to recover from disaster, but how to thrive after recovery. It can be so difficult for areas to pick themselves up after a disaster, so being able to do so and pick up where they left off would be a huge accomplishment. I hope some great plans can be made form this meaning to be able to keep the community safe and ready to go in case of an emergency. Jensen | http://www.hoerrsblacktop.com/services/asphalt-paving-peoria-illinois/

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