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Nearly 2000 people from more than 30 local, state and federal agencies participated in the Colorado Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness annual exercise on May 2, 2018.  This large drill teste

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FEMA Region VIII’s Response Division recently met with their state and local counterparts in Utah to inform them on the status of emergency planning for an earthquake along the Wasatch Fault Line.

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The FEMA Procurement Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT) travelled to North Dakota to help ensure potential disaster assistance applicants follow proper procurement requirements when receiving federal

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FEMA Region VIII flood insurance specialist Matt Buddie presents the City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado with a plaque recognizing the community’s work in floodplain management at a March 26 city council

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John Hope Bryant explains why emergency managers should include financial literacy as a priority and how disaster recovery dollars could improve the financial resilience for those in poverty.
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Francis Ghesquiere presents a global perspective on the need to improve disaster resilience and highlights the scale of the challenge due to rapid urbanization in high-risk areas.
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Dr. Philip Berke explains how effective land use planning can reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen community resilience and shares best practice examples of integrated planning.
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Dr. Robert Chen outlines the different ways data mapping can be used to help emergency managers identify those at risk before, during, and after a disaster.
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John M. Barry showcases lessons learned from the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics and provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials.
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Dr. Daniel Aldrich highlights how different types of social capital (bonding, bridging, and linking) serve to increase community resilience.
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Last updated March 6, 2020