When disaster strikes, emergency management agencies at the federal, state, and local levels are at the
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Sometimes the most powerful disaster planning and relief stories are the ones you don’t hear about — the disruptions and damage that do not occur, because of the robust planning and preparations done in anticipation of a major storm event.
More than $300 billion. That’s the cumulative amount spent in 2017 on weather-related disasters in the United States, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Disasters are most often unexpected and urgent, which sometimes conflicts with funders’ desire to perform thorough due diligence and vetting of grant recipients to ensure alignment with strategy and maximum impact.
Sixty-nine million children are away from their parents every day, in daycare centers, schools, and camps or with neighbors, family, or friends. If a disaster strikes, where will those children be taken? Are child-serving institutions prepared? Are they on the radar of local first responders?
The 2017 hurricane season was an historic one for disasters in the United States, also accompanied by wildfires and mass shootings.
Hurricane Florence's path of destruction has left flooding, power outages, and displaced communities. As we begin to see the full effect of Florence and continue the response and recovery process, join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for an update from organizations and individuals on the ground. This briefing is being provided to the business community to learn more about the situation on the ground and hear how the private sector can support response and recovery efforts. Speakers include:
Businesses play an important role in building resilient communities, and ensuring their employees an
Research indicates that 43% of businesses never reopen after a disaster, and 25% of business that do, fail within a year.