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How Are Cities Preparing for Potential Disasters?

May 17, 2013 Leave a comment dridrive

5-17 Drive CITY FLOOD Pic2Good question.  On Wednesday, we got some answers when PBS NewsHour hosted Judith Rodin of the Rockefeller Foundation and Tomas Regalado, mayor of Miami to “discuss how major cities are preparing for future disasters — not just hurricanes, but floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, snowstorms, droughts and even blackouts.” Click here for that interview.

Recently the Rockefeller Foundation announced a $35 million grant program to help cities develop disaster preparedness plans and to ensure resilient cities that can bounce back.  NewsHour has been following disaster-stricken cities and has complied those stories here.  Cities featured include New York and Chicago, among others