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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Community Organization Preparedness 


What role can your community organization play in helping your members and community plan for and recover from a disaster?

Researchers who study disasters tell us that a community with strong ties suffers less from a particular disaster than one with fewer ties. In addition, regular citizens invariably play a large role in getting a community safely through the immediate impact of a disaster, as well as helping the community recover afterwards. So, what can your organization do?

First, you can make sure that you've got a disaster plan in place that takes into consideration your members and your organization's facilities. Click on the questions below for further information and tips.

Once you've planned to keep your members safe, you can turn your attention to the broader community.