Emergency Preparedness Demonstration: Increasing Disaster Awareness and Preparedness in Disadvantaged Communities
Cooper, John T.
This presentation includes the following panelists: Phillip R. Berke, Thomas A. Birkland, and Emily Young. Moderated by John T. Cooper. Dr. Cooper introduced the panel discussion by pointing out that Hurricane Floyd was the first disaster that focused the nation’s attention on the problems faced by disadvantaged communities during natural disasters. The research project at MDC began in 2005 just before Hurricane Katrina hit, and now more attention has been focused on preparing disadvantaged communities.