Emergency Preparedness in Communities of Color

Are you ready in the event of a disaster?

Jackson, Mississippi is still struggling under the pressure of massive flooding and the failure of the city’s water treatment plant.  The 180-thousand residents of the majority-black city have been caught off guard and largely-unprepared for this national disaster.  This is national emergency preparedness month.  If your community gets hit with severe weather or other kind of disaster… are you ready?

Ariel Triplett, Director, Emergency Management, Howard University

Marcus Coleman, Jr., Director, Center For Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Homeland Security (FEMA)