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Stories about how communities and businesses can be better equipped to respond to and recover from hazards before they turn into disasters.

A floodplain map is a map showing areas of a community that are at risk of flooding. The maps are divided into zones that indicate the likelihood of flooding based on historical data and other factors.
The county disaster and emergency services coordinator and director of the Office of Emergency Management told county commissioners Thursday that the restrictions were "a unique extra tool that we deploy when necessary.”
The states were ranked by number of hospital beds per 1,000 people. Washington was the state where patients are least likely to find an available bed, while Mississippi residents were the most likely to find a bed.
The local emergency management agency said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted a safety assessment on Tuesday and reported that the dam now needs repairs.
The Vermont Public Safety Communications Task Force has partnered with Mission Critical Partners and will conduct a number of assessments on each of the state’s 38 emergency communications centers.
Emergency responders were stationed at a mobile command center to simulate being on the scene of an accident and communicating with those in the EOC.
The first responders are piloting a video game called Zengence that is aimed at inducing activities like breathing to reduce stress, improve wellbeing and develop resiliency.
At least 114 orders have been issued to remove the firearms of individuals believed to be a risk to themselves or others since the state’s red flag law went into effect in February, according to The Detroit News.
A study that looked at the results of an online learning fatigue management system on Seattle Police Department employees found that PTSD symptoms, as well as rates of depression and anxiety, were reduced by the training.
Residents can prepare for a possible wildfire evacuation or a pre-evacuation warning by gathering important supplies and documents and making their home as fire-resistant as possible through these guidelines.