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Preparing for Natural Disasters: What to Do Before, During, and After


It’s been one year since Hurricane Sandy stormed into the United States resulting in 150+ deaths and upwards of $65 billion in damages in the United States alone, ranking it as the second deadliest and costliest hurricane in U.S. history (second only to Katrina).

Are you and your organization ready to face the next storm?

Join industry expert and Hurricane Sandy survivor Armand Lembo, Jr. to explore the critical steps in emergency planning and recovery plans from a waste management perspective. Through discussion of Lembo’s personal experience with Hurricane Sandy, we’ll discuss the key elements of a successful plan and preparedness, and the difference between the two. We’ll outline the steps of the comprehensive READY Cycle, explore the key actions necessary for effective natural disaster planning and preparation, and identify the elements essential for planning and preparation resilience. And we’ll discuss when it’s time to change your plan.

Additionally, Lembo will discuss the importance of establishing and supporting good communication systems with vendors, suppliers, and customers, prior, during, and after natural disasters. We’ll discuss the importance of communication, mobilization, and management of regulators, staffing, and operations during the natural disaster, as well as the importance of effective communication coordination between the private and public sectors. Finally, Lembo will review the lessons learned, leaving the audience with a firsthand experience of how to effectively weather the next natural disaster.

Learning Objectives 
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the difference between being prepared and having a plan
  • Understand of the steps in the READY Cycle
  • Explore key actions necessary in preparation and planning for a natural disaster
  • Learn the key elements in creating resistance and planning for resilience
  • Understand the importance of regulators, staffing, and operations during a natural disaster
  • Gain insight into lessons learned from recent events
  • Know when it’s time to change your plan

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU



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