How smaller cities should prepare for disasters — with Laura Clemons

How smaller cities should prepare for disasters — with Laura Clemons

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Federally declared disasters impact countless communities every year, and the vast majority are small municipalities with very limited resources. We brought on Laura Clemons, a disaster recovery and resilience specialist, to talk about what smaller cities ought to do (and sometimes not do!) before, during, and after a disaster.

We discuss what cities should be planning for now to take advantage of federal funding opportunities should a disaster strike. This episode is full of practical tips for city officials across the country. You never know when your town could get hit with a disaster (and they don't usually tend to be the flashy events the media fixate on). But if you have a reliable and up-to-date plan in place, you can avoid the additional misfortune of losing your chance to rebuild in a more resilient and equitable fashion.

Mentioned in the show: FEMA's Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program

Learn more about Laura's work: Collaborative Communities

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