Bay PrepLast Updated on 2010-11-30 10:31:20
Recent events such as Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami, and the trend towards global warming have prompted a renewed focus on disaster preparedness in the San Francisco Bay Area, a region that is highly vulnerable to natural hazards. Even with the best efforts of government, the next big earthquake will leave much of the population in need of basic services like food, water and shelter, and without immediate government assistance. Fritz Institute research has shown that the most vulnerable populations of our community - the sick, the elderly, and the poor - become even more at-risk when their lives and communities are disrupted by disaster. For these people, community-based human service and faith-based organizations (CBOs) regularly provide critical assistance and are a vital safety net under ordinary circumstances.... More »
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