Natural disasters are happening everywhere. Earthquakes, hurricanes, and man-made perils have left communities anxious and confused about their own emergency preparedness. In this unique guide, preparedness and recovery expert Leann Hackman-Carty shows you how to prepare your family, business, and community for a number of devastating scenarios. Gleaned from years of experience with disaster recovery organizations, her specialized insight will help you understand the different levels of disaster preparation and recovery.
Hackman-Carty discusses how to:
•understand the types and phases of a disaster,
•identify available resources at your home or office,
•assemble a basic disaster supply kit and emergency vehicle kit,
•know when to activate your plan and evacuate,
•keep your family and employees safe,
•develop a business continuity plan,
•create a disaster recovery plan for your community,
•effectively communicate with other businesses and organizations,
•use local, regional, and federal programs as resources,
•foster community economic resilience, and
•stop a natural disaster from catching you off guard.
No one knows what tomorrow holds, but Hackman-Carty’s advice can help you prepare for the worst. Master Your Disaster gives you the confidence to act calmly and efficiently when the time comes. Your new foundation in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery will make the chaos more controllable—and survivable.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Leann Hackman-Carty has spent nearly thirty years encouraging community economic development, business and economic recovery, and entrepreneurship. Her leadership was recognized on an international level when she was invited to participate in the US International Visitors Program with delegates from nineteen other countries.
Hackman-Carty is currently CEO of Economic Developers Alberta, which works closely with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in Washington, DC. In 2014, she helped flooded communities in southern Alberta recover from disaster and develop better resilience. In 2016, she played an active role in Fort McMurray’s post-wildfire business and economic recovery efforts. She also helped customize the IEDC’s economic recovery and resiliency toolkit for Canadian communities.
Hackman-Carty holds bachelor’s degrees in political science / sociology and social work and has earned certificates in both marketing and economic development. She has also received numerous awards for her work in economic development and recovery.
Hackman-Carty lives with her husband, two children, and dog in Calgary, Canada. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.