Hurricane Dorian struck the Abaco Islands on September 1 with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, then moved on to Grand Bahama with similar intensity before stalling just north with unrelenting winds for at least 24 hours. This session will touch on their preparedness, how it compares to the preparedness of other communities and look at barriers to planning and preparedness, and priorities for the future.
Resources and Handouts
- FEMA Incident Command Structure
- National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Program
- The National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition
- The Humane Society of the United States Disaster Relife Resources
- National Animal Control Association
- FEMA Resource Typing Library – An online catalogue of national resource typing definitions, position qualifications and Position Task Books (PTBs) provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Integration Center (NIC).
- USDA Livestock Preparedness Fact Sheet
- “Great tips from speaker with insight – she knows the animal lovers aren’t leaving without their 4-legged family members and they’ll die trying to rescue them. Good bullet-point slides and pictures. Monetary total – staggering!” — Roseann
- “That both people and animals need to have a plan including livestock and horses.” — c
- “Impacts of storms over the decades and their rankings in terms of damage was the most valuable.” –K
- “All of it was great and very interesting.” — Kimberly
- “The author appeared to be very well versed in her subject matter. Well done!” — Kim
- “Excellent presentation.” — Robert