In the Eye of the Storm: A People’s Guide to Transforming Crisis and Advancing Equity in the Disaster Continuum

Organizational Author National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Resource Author Lorah Steichen, Jacqui Patterson
Date Published 11/7/2022
Resource Type Publication
Tags Just Recovery

Resource Summary

This Guide developed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) discusses how low-income, communities of color, and other frontline communities are disproportionately affected by the effects of climate change, extreme weather, and other natural and human-caused disasters (like industrial accidents or chemical contamination). To address these disproportionate risks, the Guide provides a framework for helping communities embed considerations of equity in all phases of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, resilience building, recovery, and redevelopment. The Guide was developed for NAACP Units and their Environmental and Climate Justice Committees, but it may be more broadly useful for community-based organizations, state and local government officials, other emergency management professionals, and individuals affected by disasters.

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