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Emergency Kit Cook-Off: A Dash of Planning… Pinch of Preparedness… a World of Difference

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By: Ethan M. Riley Staff meetings for the Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) Public Information Office (PIO) are pretty run of the mill. We review the past week’s accomplishments, divvy up assignments for the coming week and forecast projects for the weeks ahead. We talk a lot of “shop,” but also make time to Read More >

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Solving a Communication Gap with Partners in Preparedness

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By Victoria Harp    When asked, leaders in communities everywhere will say that communication is by far the biggest problem during an emergency. Communication is such a broad term that it does not pinpoint the problem. Is it actual communication systems like phone lines and cell towers? Is it the communication you receive or try to Read More >

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Advancing a City’s Resilience, One Neighborhood at a Time

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By Daniel Homsey Often a city‘s identity is attached to a significant event in its past, and for San Francisco that event is the Earthquake of 1906.  That fateful event, in which thousands perished and our City burned to the ground, captured the attention of the whole world. Its legacy forged a commitment in the Read More >

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Do 1 Thing March: Sheltering

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By Cate Shockey This blog is part of a series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program.  Join us this month as we tackle “sheltering.”series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program.  Join us this month as we tackle “sheltering.” When I was a kid, Read More >

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Memories of Superstorm Sandy

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By Gaetina Hodnett It was a cloudy Monday in late October 2012 when Superstorm Sandy approached Long Island.  The weather reports were frequent and very informative; however, I didn’t think the storm would have any impact on my family because of our experience with Hurricane Irene the previous year.  We live less than a mile Read More >

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Do 1 Thing February: Water

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By Cate Shockey This blog is part of a series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program.  Join us this month as we discuss “water.” Whether you live in the country or the city, your water supply relies on electricity.  If the water purification system in your area is compromised, Read More >

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