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Public Health Disaster Preparedness Bolstered By HHS Grants, Agency Says; Applauded By Public Health Advocacy Group

July 3, 2012
by Anthony Kimery
Homeland Security Today

 

As wildfires rage in the West and a rare hurricane-force storm swept across the eastern United States killing more than a dozen people, destroying untold hundreds of homes and leaving millions without power, preparedness for catastrophic disasters once again has been forced into the public's awareness.

It comes on the heels of a comprehensive survey that took an in-depth look at Americans' attitudes and concerns with regard to emergency preparedness and response that “stresses how important it is for Americans to have an emergency plan in place that enables them to act quickly when their safety is threatened."

 

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