The Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Citizens Award recognizes businesses and chambers that help communities prepare for and recover from disaste
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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.
In recent months, the U.S. Chamber Foundation shared numerous stories and tips to assist small business owners with disaster preparedness.
As Tropical Storm Barry approaches the Gulf Coast of the United States, it’s important that communities and businesses in the potential impacted area prepare for the storm. There is still time to protect your business ahead of the storm.
If you’re a chamber of commerce located along the Gulf Coast of the United States, there’s still time to prepare your community ahead of Tropical Storm Barry's landfall this week. Below are seven steps you can take to prepare your organization, your members, and your community ahead of Tropical S
As increasingly large data volumes become available to emergency managers, many are looking to leverage massive, heterogenous data sets across lifeline sectors to enable better decision-making in all four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation knows from time spent with leaders from numerous disaster-stricken communities that running a city and putting a city back together after a disaster are vastly different things.
Floods and power outages are the two most common disasters to affect businesses. It’s easy to think of disasters as something that happens to somebody else.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC)’s Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery program will be hosting a delegation trip to Northern California on June 5 and 6. The delegation will meet with state recovery leaders as well as visit local communities affected by the 2018 Butte Fire.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the recovery efforts underway and challenges moving forward, as well as identify areas where the private sector can partner with humanitarian organizations and local officials to help aid long-term recovery.