Shelter from the Storm: Examining Housing and Shelter Systems in Disasters During COVID-19

Friday, October 9

Disaster scenarios requiring mass shelter of displaced populations is a primary mission of emergency managers and government leaders. This interactive webinar provides a forum for emergency managers and national disaster shelter experts to examine preparedness, current disaster shelter plans and capacities, emerging best practices and the application of public health and safety standards on current and future disaster shelter activations.

This is the first installment of a three-part webinar series discussing the challenges and emerging model practices for housing, sheltering, and congregate population management during the pandemic.  More information on the other webinars in this series.

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facilitator

Facilitator
Clark Kimerer

Assistant Chief (Retired), Seattle Police Department
Vice Chair, Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) (Seattle)

panelist

Panelist
Denise C. Everhart

Division Disaster Executive
Pacific Division
American Red Cross

panelist

Panelist
Angee Morgan

Deputy Director
Kansas Division of Emergency Management

panelist

Panelist
Dr. Donell Harvin

Chief, Homeland Security and Preparedness
Washington, D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

panelist

Panelist
Justin Brown

Chief, Office of Emergency Management
Washington, D.C. Department of Human Services

Panelist Bios [pdf]

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