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Author: Eileen Lainez
My first deployment to a disaster response wasn't the typical first day. But then again, is anything “typical” when it comes to disaster response?My first order of business was to accompany Federal Coordinating Officer Terry Quarles and State Coordinating Officer (Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management) Bryan Koon, to survey and assess Hurricane Matthew damage across the coast.Over the course of three long days (what disaster day isn't long), we visited several counties and saw hundreds of homes. The official objectives were to document first-hand...
Posted On: October 14, 2016