We spoke with Brad Kieserman about the organization’s plans to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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How to navigate hurricane season as states loosen COVID-19 restrictions ￼
We spoke to Angela Clendenin, a public health expert at Texas A&M University, about the importance of emergency management and public health officials working together.
This is the first Q&A in a series about hurricane preparation and response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Make copies of everything’: Documents to have in case of a hurricane
Many Americans turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for help in the long road to recovery after a disaster. The agency is tasked with providing individuals with financial assistance for a variety of situations, from home repairs to medical expenses. You can only apply for aid if the natural disaster you were impacted […]
Q&A: Hurricane prep with the National Weather Service
Southerly talks to Janae Elkins in Jackson, Miss. about how to best prepare for hurricane season.
The grassroots groups filling major gaps in disaster prep, recovery
A series of interviews with disaster preparedness and recovery advocates about the work they’re doing—and the work that’s still left—in low-wealth communities, rural regions, and BIPOC communities most at risk of climate change and extreme weather.
Disaster glossary: Terms you should know
A guide to help you navigate preparedness, response, and recovery
Disaster management is a key tool for climate adaptation
The latest IPCC report notes the importance of consulting marginalized groups while coping with disasters. That means policies and practices need to be changed.