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May 4, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear EfficientGov Subscriber,

Over the weekend, yet another earthquake hit off the coast of southern Puerto Rico, a timely reminder that natural disasters do not take time off for pandemics. In this week's top story, Mark Abkowitz, a civil engineer specializing in risk management, explains what emergency managers should be doing right now to prepare for likely disasters in the coming months.

We're also highlighting our collection of shareable, easy-to-digest resources to help residents prepare for a variety of emergency scenarios. Check out "Emergency in My Town: Public Information Kit" for tips on earthquakes, tornadoes, heat waves and more.


The EfficientGov Team
 
TOP STORIES
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Michigan governor proposes free college for frontline workers
NY joining six states to buy vital coronavirus gear in bulk
Face mask rules being met with staunch, sometimes violent opposition
New Mexico takes more drastic measures against virus hotspot
COVID-19 cluster at Mass. Walmart reveals holes in contact tracing system
FEATURED CONTENT
Battered by floods, U.S. river communities try new remedies
Levees, dikes and flood walls are no longer keeping many flood-prone communities safe
Taking the long view: Improving home buyout programs through community involvement
To improve outcomes for households and government agencies implementing home buyout programs, emergency management and disaster researchers recommend a resident-centric approach
Thousands face life-threatening floods from aging dams
A more than two-year investigation by The Associated Press has found scores of dams nationwide in critical condition
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
5 must-do actions for surviving an earthquake
By Rachel Engel
During an earthquake, it's important to know the basic steps to take to save your life, whether you're at home, in the car or on the street
Emergency in my Town: Public Information Kit
By EfficientGov
Disaster strikes anywhere, so we’ve compiled an emergency public information kit composed of shareable, digestible resources to help residents prepare for emergencies and disasters
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