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These are stories about efforts to make physical improvements that better equip communities to withstand emergencies. This also includes planning efforts in advance of natural or human-made hazards to ensure continuity when a disaster happens.

Needs will vary: Children and grandparents will require different supplies, and everyone will have to take a different approach depending on whether you stay home, head to a shelter or go to someone's house.
Anchorage Fire Chief Doug Schrage instituted a municipality-wide burn ban last week. The ban came after the National Weather Service issued a "red flag warning" on Friday, prompted by hot and windy weather.
The Wisconsin NERC warned Wednesday that parts of the upper Midwest face a “high risk” of energy emergencies under certain conditions, such as extreme heat or unexpected generator outages.
The “urban intelligence” software and mapping company helps public agencies prioritize climate resilience projects, among other tasks. The fresh capital will go toward tools addressing climate vulnerability.
El Dorado County government officials released a five-minute video Tuesday in which residents plead with President Biden to grant “individual assistance” to survivors of last summer’s disastrous Caldor Fire.
The days after the tornado were filled with remarkable stories of park residents who rode out the storm amid crumbling walls, flying debris and golf ball-sized hail. The massive cleanup attracted hundreds of volunteers from across the Midwest.
Grid conditions are better than they were this weekend, experts say. That’s because five of the six power plants that went offline Friday are back online. Those five make up about 2,500 megawatts of the almost 3,000 that were lost.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-11th Dist., would provide new funding for the NOAA to conduct studies and collect data that take into account the impacts of climate change.
The nurses, as well as their administrators and educators, are not letting the moment pass without making some changes to better equip nurses physically and emotionally for the job.
Scott Evans, Atlantic City's fire chief and emergency management coordinator, said the city saw moderate erosion toward the area in front of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Casino Resort.