How Do You Prepare for an Emergency Like Oroville Dam? SJSU Prof Offers Advice on Managing Natural Disaster Threats

Article ID: 669686

Released: 17-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST

Source Newsroom: San Jose State University

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    San Jose State University Professor Frances Edwards

San Jose State University professor and emergency manager, Frances Edwards, is an expert on emergency preparedness and government response to emergencies. Her research focuses on issues related to seismic safety, emergency management, homeland security, continuity of operations for government and businesses, and global supply chain security. She is available to discuss the following issues:Know the threats in your community - earthquakes, floods, dam failures, wild land firesHow to prepare for emergencies - emergency plan, critical documents, emergency kitWhat to expect from the government in a disaster - extent of state and federal aidDisaster insurance - flood, earthquake, homeowners and renter's insurance.Bio:


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