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. 

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.

July 10, 2019
Disaster Intelligence
© Western Area Power Administration

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. 

Corporate Delegation Trip to Butte County, CA

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.

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