Challenges & Opportunities

One of the most critical components to disaster preparedness and response is effective communication between government and community stakeholders. By establishing communication links, emergency on-call contractors for recovery, off-the-shelf recovery programs for communities, residents and businesses, and access to emergency shelter sites, we can be better prepared.


Social infrastructure plays a vital role in making comunities ready for the unexpected. We will continue to work with local organizations before disaster strikes to ensure disaster preparedness and effective response.

Strengthen community-based organizations.

Improve emergency preparedness and planning.

Support small businesses and local commercial corridors.

Ensure that workforce development is a part of all resiliency investments.

Mitigate the risks of heat.