Sunday, August 10, 2014

Situational Awareness. 2015. 10-year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Approaching

The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina will be approaching in August 2015. 

How far have we come as a nation, and within our communities in ensuring that this type of devastation will never occur within the U.S. borders?

Are the problems that affect under-served communities only an issue with the U.S., or have other African-Descent communities have similar attributes in their response to disasters and emergencies?

Highly recommend reading Davis, Vincent B. (2012).  Lost and Turned Out:  Preparing Under-Served Communities for Disasters as one of many gauges to determine how far we’ve come in addressing issues within our communities worldwide.

Be safe, be prepared.

Black Emergency Managers Association  
We Support the GC

1231  Good Hope Road  S.E.

Washington, D.C.  20020

Office:   202-618-9097 


“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

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