Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

When Disaster Strikes: The Local Official's Role in Emergency Management

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

When Disaster Strikes: The Local Official's Role in Emergency Management

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Over the past year, El Nino has wreaked havoc in our nation's cities. Devastating tornadoes surprised unprepared residents in the South, and drenching rains in an already over-saturated California make 1998 one of the worst years of natural disasters in U.S. history. That's in addition to domestic terrorism and chemical spills, which are becoming more and more frequent in towns of any size.

To help prepare cities for future disasters, local officials are invited to take part in an intensive training event, "When Disaster Strikes: The Local Official's Role in Emergency Management," June 11 and 12, 1998, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites BWI in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sponsored by NLC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this seminar is designed for mayors, council members, city managers, public safety officials, and other staff responsible for advising on and/or implementing emergency management plans in their communities. And because local leaders will receive timely, focused, and comprehensive training, they will leave with a level of comfort and knowledge that will better prepare them to meet the many challenges of natural and man-made disasters, which can devastate a city.

Experts and experienced municipal leaders will provide participants with an understanding of the local leaders' disaster management responsibilities, knowledge of various resources available, tools to aid in carrying out emergency management roles, and skills and strategies to help manage a disaster effectively. …

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