Is Your Campus Prepared to Lend Assistance After a Disaster?

Risk Research Bulletin | July 2014 | 0 Comments  Average 5 out of 5

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If a disaster should strike in your area, your campus could fill a need for facilities and supplies ranging from buildings to house evacuees and responders, dining halls to feed displaced people, or IT infrastructure to help coordinate relief efforts. To prepare your institution to support such relief efforts, ask the following questions:

  • What campus resources have local and state emergency management coordinators built into their disaster response plan?
  • What facilities can you spare for emergency response or disaster relief assistance, especially if your campus is already filled with students, faculty, and staff?
  • What IT resources can you make available without causing significant detriments to your academic mission?
  • Do you have a memorandum of understanding that details operational guidelines for use of your facilities and equipment?
  • Will you be able to provide adequate security to avoid chaos caused by the general disorder following a disaster?
  • Will you be able to provide counseling and support to any members of your community involved in the disaster relief effort?
  • Do you have a process of tracking expenditures associated with a disaster relief effort?

To learn more about disaster relief preparation, read the report.


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