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7/10/2018
It’s disaster season. Are you prepared?
Hurricane season is here once again. Flooding often causes as much damage as the hurricane itself—and that’s a risk faced by many areas of the country as the climate evolves and shifts. It’s a good time for nonprofits to assess their disaster preparedness and response skills.
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3/16/2018
‘Veteran’ responders reflect as Puerto Rico prepares for hurricane season
Another hurricane season begins June 1 and three community-development professionals on the ground in Puerto Rico reflect on lessons learned, their most urgent needs and what keeps them optimistic. 
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2/21/2018
Puerto Rico: struggling but strong
Two NeighborWorks America staffers visited Puerto Rico to assess the damage that still exists months after Hurricane Maria hit, learn firsthand the progress being made by our three network members on the ground and chart a path forward to continue to help the island's residents recover. 
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12/1/2017
Value of the network: members from three states join to help Hurricane Harvey victims
When Hurricane Harvey hit, everyone knew the damage was so extensive that efforts of multiple organizations was needed. That's the advantage of a network like NeighborWorks America and its 240+ members. In this close-up look, one joint action is brought to life.
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10/16/2017
Disaster ‘pro’ offers lessons learned
Samuel Sanders, Executive Director of the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance in Baton Rouge, Florida, has witnessed—and been personally involved with—three natural disasters that impacted his community. And now, he is being tapped for advice for those struggling in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Marie. Here are some of his thoughts.