What can we do to build more resilient communities BEFORE a disaster strikes so the impact of such a disaster is lessened?

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Diverse Populations: Socio-cultural Context

Listen: to This American Life Episode 296: After The Flood (September 9, 2005) 60 min http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/296/after-the-flood

~ Try listening while driving, cooking, folding laundry or doing other household tasks if you find it difficult to listen without visual input J

Reflect on the following:

  1. What “Act” stuck out to you the most? Why?
  2. What would you find the most challenging as someone involved in Emergency Management or as part of a Recovery team?
  3. How might these experiences have been better Prevented?
  4. What can we do to build more resilient communities BEFORE a disaster strikes so the impact of such a disaster is lessened?
  5. What must be done AFTER a disaster in this context to build community recovery and resilience?
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