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This page has evolved from our original Hurricane Katrina Resource Page. Except for a few links to articles available only to IIABA member agencies and paid VU subscribers, all of this content may be used for noncommercial purposes. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email This page has evolved from our original Hurricane Katrina Resource Page. Except for a few links to articles available only to IIABA member agencies and paid VU subscribers, all of this content may be used for noncommercial purposes.
Here are the components of a Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) that was unfortunately missing in New Orleans and was woefully inadequate in the State of Louisiana. As critical as the attack on New York was on 9/11, the comparison of Mayor Giuliani’s leadership and coordination and that of the lack of the same in New Orleans is simply stark.
Our Tennessee association has produced an outstanding new disaster plan that includes information on earthquakes, inland storm systems and flooding, fire conflagrations, transportation and industrial accidents, terrorism, and other types of disasters. IIABA members can now download this plan and adapt it for use in their agencies.
Does your staff understand what is expected of them to safeguard against disasters and what their role will be if a disaster were to occur? This article organizes the major recommendations ACT has made in its disaster planning reports into a checklist, which I hope is easy for agents to use.
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