CSAC Bulletin Article

CSAC Hosts Disaster Recovery Summit and Roundtable

February 22, 2018

CSAC hosted its second Disaster Recovery Summit and Roundtable with the Governor’s Office, CAL OES and FEMA to discuss disaster relief and recovery in the 13 northern and southern California counties impacted by the terrible 2017 fire season. The meeting, on February 16 was very productive and allowed for staff from all the fire-impacted counties to share their stories with key disaster relief administrators.

The discussion ranged from updates by CAL OES and FEMA and the leads of the various task forces for disaster relief issues to the announcement of a new disaster advisory working group at CSAC. There was genuine excitement by many in the room at the enthusiasm and commitment by county leadership to turn a clear tragedy into an opportunity to improve the lives of future Californians who will inevitably have to deal with the “new normal” of climate change-induced disasters.

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