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FEMA Holds Discussions on Response to and Readiness for Disasters

Release date: 
July 5, 2018
Release Number: 
222

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has invited many Puerto Rico businesses and nonprofits to join in panel discussions about how they responded to hurricanes Irma and María, and what they might be doing to prepare for other disasters.

 

Beginning next week, these “lessons learned” forums which FEMA calls Continuity of Operations discussions are scheduled at various venues in San Juan. The panels will address a variety of subjects including:

  • How prepared were you for the hurricanes?
  • How have you changed operations and management plans in the wake of the disaster?
  • What can FEMA do to assist you in preparing for the next disaster?
  • What are the most important lessons learned from the disaster?

Below is the schedule of panels:

July 12: 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Industry: Retailers and wholesalers
Venue: Environmental Protection Agency office, City View Plaza II, Suite 7000, #48 Road 165 km 1.2, Guaynabo

July 12: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Industry: Shopping centers and pharmacies
Venue: Environmental Protection Agency office, City View Plaza II, Suite 7000, #48 Road 165 km 1.2, Guaynabo

July 13: 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Industry: Chain restaurants
Venue: Environmental Protection Agency office, City View Plaza II, Suite 7000, #48 Road 165 km 1.2, Guaynabo

July 13: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Industry: Air/Ground/Maritime logistics
Venue: Environmental Protection Agency office, City View Plaza II, Suite 7000, #48 Road 165 km 1.2, Guaynabo

July 19: 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Industry: Hospitality and restaurants
Venue: Sheraton Convention Center, 200 Convention Blvd., San Juan

July 21: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Industry: Pet rescue
Venue: FEMA Distribution Center (Nestlé), Carretera #1 km 25.3, Caguas
 
For more information on hurricane season preparedness, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4339/hurricane-preparedness.

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Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362) 711/VRS - Video Relay Service). Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). TTY call 800-462-7585.

 

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Last Updated: 
July 5, 2018 - 10:42