Extreme weather conditions can wreak havoc on communities when they are caught off-guard. At a recent meeting, New Hampshire officials discussed how their city handled the area's latest winter onslaught and ways that response capabilities could be improved for future incidents, according to the Pelham Reporter.
Disasters can put entire communities in danger, including children and seniors. In an effort to help the elderly get ready for crisis scenarios and the risks they pose, a New Jersey organization recently ran an emergency preparedness program designed for aging individuals, NorthJersey.com reported.
Emergency preparations benefit from community participation and coordination. To improve disaster response, Illinois residents and officials recently met to discuss ways to get ready for crises and to engage in a tabletop activity to stimulate preparedness considerations, the Southern Illinoisian reported.