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Community Planning: How Your Neighbors and Friends Can Plan for Disaster

Many of us have come to accept the fact that disasters are an inescapable fact of our world. Indeed, we know that between climate change, and our increasingly technologically reliant world, the list of potential causes of disruption is growing. However, while it may be the case that you’ve made preparations to protect you and your immediate family in a disaster, it’s important to think a little bigger and look to the community.  Our current pandemic has served to demonstrate that surviving and recovering from a disaster can’t rely upon individual efforts alone. It takes the cooperation of the entire … Continue reading

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I Get By With a Little Help With My Friends: Recovering from a Disaster as a Community

  Natural disasters are familiar aspects of our geographical, social, and cultural landscape — but that doesn’t mean that they are any less impactful for their prevalence. In fact, their familiarity makes them more so. Our news feeds are filled with stories and images of scenes of destruction, from volcanoes in the Philippines to widespread fires in Australia. As we move closer to the irreversible effects of climate change, we can expect to witness more, and worse.   However, time and again we see examples of how communities effectively recover from the nightmares of disaster by coming together and facing challenges … Continue reading

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