The Whole Community partners work toward the goal of emergency preparedness in a variety of ways-- families put together emergency supply kits and write communication plans; businesses develop continuity of operations plans; and governments create and exercise emergency plans and partnerships.
When an emergency strikes, be it a natural disaster or a human-caused, responders need to be able to communicate. And yet as simple as it sounds, communication is area in emergency management where there’s always room for improvement.
PHOENIX - Arizona had an active summer – the state was hit by several monsoonal storms and the remnants of hurricanes that caused severe flooding in August and September. Homes and businesses (some more than once) were overrun by strong floodwaters, mud and debris during this busy monsoon season. Major roadways were also impacted, some areas under more than five feet of water.