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  • Building inspectors Alexis Doward (top left), John Flumerfelt (top right) and Leonard Ferrante (seated)
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    Arizona assists U.S. territory in its recovery and building toward future

    In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria crossed the Caribbean and devastated several countries and territories, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the storms caused a combined $140 million of damage to water supply, sanitation, food supply, electricity, transportation, communications, security, medical care and shelter. The destruction of basic and critical infrastructure shook the foundation of residents’ way of life to its core.

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  • Arizona National Guarad prepares to deploy to border Media Advisory
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    Arizona National Guard prepares to deploy to border

    Media Advisory
    Apr. 6, 2018

    Arizona National Guard prepares to deploy to border

    PHOENIX - The Arizona National Guard has activated a team of planners today to coordinate the deployment of 150 Guard personnel to the border next week.

    These service members will provide mission-enhancing capabilities that allow Customs and Border Protection personnel to provide more law enforcement officers to the field.

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    Arizona preps for earthquake through mass migration and care exercise

    In comparison to its coastal neighbor, the Grand Canyon State does not experience high levels of earthquake activity. In southern California alone, residents experience about 10,000 earthquakes each year. Because of this ratio, Arizona can be a reliable partner during earthquake response.

    Planning under the adage of it’s not a question of if, but when the big one may hit, Arizona is taking steps now to be ready for California’s call.

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  • This is the cover of the Arizona Continuity of Operations Planning Program.
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    Continuity of Operations Program encourages organizations and businesses to plan ahead

    Power outages, floods, and other unexpected emergencies can bring businesses and organizations to a halt. Depending on the services the organization provides, a disruption has the potential of putting the health and safety of communities in jeopardy. However, planning ahead of time can help businesses and organizations meet the needs of their customers during emergencies.

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  • Image of Goodwin Fire progression map
    Emergency Management
    GIS technology provides the bridge between current situational awareness and mapping

    A wildfire burns through the trees and underbrush on a hot, humid day over the summer. Local and state agencies work together fighting the blaze. While firefighters battle the flames on the ground, state agencies work behind the scenes to support the first responders.

    The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) supports local agencies in a variety of ways, from finding resources to deploy (personnel, trucks, equipment), to creating maps to study a fire and its path.

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