NOAA’s Disaster Preparedness Program Attends Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Recovery Partnership Meeting
FEBRUARY 10, 2020 — On Jan. 28-29 in Jacksonville, Florida, Genwest contractors Charles Grisafi, Southeast Regional Preparedness Coordinator, and Autumn Lotze, Natural Resource and Community Recovery Specialist, represented OR&R’s Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) in the Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Recovery Partnership (SCDRP) 2020 Winter Meeting.
The SCDRP is an affiliation of federal, state, and local governments, private businesses, and non-profit organizations, that come together to share resources and best practices for disaster preparedness and recovery. The SCDRP was developed to help the Southeastern states (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina), Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to become more resilient against future hazards.
During the partnership meeting, Autumn and Charles were able to network with other SCDRP member organizations while discussing NOAA’s DPP support capabilities. The DPP can and will support pre-disaster recovery planning, as well as other disaster preparedness needs; including training, exercises, and response coordination within the National Ocean Service.