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New book teaches you to “Master Your Disaster”
Eli Dile   on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12:00:00 am

In 2013, floods forced tens of thousands across Alberta to evacuate, putting dozens of cities underwater, including downtown Calgary. In addition to causing five deaths, the flood was the costliest disaster in province history, until just three years later. In 2016, the Fort McMurray wildfire forced 80,000 people to evacuate northern Alberta and caused $3.8 billion in damages, making it the costliest disaster in Canadian history.

During this time, Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) has been leading the charge in economic recovery efforts across the province. EDA’s CEO Leann Hackman-Carty uses this experience to inform “Master Your Disaster: Your Readiness, Response and Recovery Guide,” a book series that tackles the three phases of a disaster. The book will help the reader:

  • Develop a business continuity plan,

  • Understand the types and phases of a disaster,

  • Know when to activate a plan and evacuate,

  • Keep family and employees safe,

  • Create a community disaster recovery plan,

  • Effectively communicate with other organizations and businesses,

  • Use local, regional, and federal programs as resources, and

  • Foster community economic resilience.

The series is available in a single volume, or divided into three books focused on families, communities, and businesses.

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