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Tonga Broadcasting Commission now has a Climate and Disaster Resilience Plan

As part of the National Broadcasters Climate and Disaster Resilience Plan project, the Tonga Broadcast Commission (TBC) was able to complete their Climate and Disaster Resilience plan in August. The National Broadcasters Climate and Disaster Resilience Plan project is supported by the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) which is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Government of Australia…


FEMA Region III Introduces Guide Designed to Link Local Planning Efforts

A planning integration guide, Plan Integration: Linking Local Planning Efforts, designed to help communities link mitigation principles and actions with various community plans in order to increase community resilience has been developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region III office. The guide leads planners and community officials through synchronizing plans and facilitating interagency coordination to reduce risk before and after a disaster. FEMA said in an announcement that, “Use of the planning integration guide enhances risk reduction through community-wide planning by improving coordination; developing specific recommendations for integration into community-wide plans; compiling existing plan measures to include in your hazard mitigation plan; and meeting the Local Mitigation Plan Review Tool requirement to integrate hazard mitigation.”…


How small businesses should prepare for natural disasters

To give you a sense of a worst-case scenario: Hurricane Katrina, among the worst storms in U.S. history, wreaked $21.1 billion in business-related losses, excluding flood claims, according to Property Claims Service. The odds of a small business getting back on its feet after such a storm is not good: FEMA estimates nearly 40 percent of small businesses won’t reopen after enduring a natural disaster…


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