Disaster Response

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on disaster response and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

June 23, 2020
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This page contains links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the U.S. Chamber Foundation stands ready to help communities navigate the significant challenges they are facing in a time of great uncertainty. Like any major natural disaster, the coronavirus will have a significant impact on workers, businesses, and the economy. The leadership of the business community has never been more important than in times of crisis.

Understanding the Coronavirus

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China and reported by the World Health Organization on December 31. It has infected hundreds of Chinese citizens with pneumonia-like symptoms and has now spread across international boundaries.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a webinar on Monday, January 27 in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and featured Dr. Nancy Messonnier who leads CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

9th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference

As communities around the world begin to recover from the effects of COVID-19, society grapples with what a new normal may look like. This global pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of our daily lives—the way we do business, how we worship, and receive an education. These disruptions uncover our vulnerabilities and shine a light on the need for total resilience—protecting individuals, preparing communities, and fortifying social systems. 

Hurricane Dorian Coordination Webinar

Hurricane Dorian became “the strongest hurricane in modern records” to hit the Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center. The devastating storm caused massive flooding, including widespread damage to infrastructure on the islands and continued to move slowly along the eastern coast of the U.S., impacting several states along our shores.

The American Red Cross has reported that more than 13,000 homes on Abaco and Grand Bahama—nearly half the total homes on those two islands—were damaged or destroyed.

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