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When Disaster Strikes! - Public Support for State and Local Government Response

Recorded on April 29, 2005

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Van Andel Center

Various types of public support are available to state and local governments outside of the traditional emergency procedures. There are 6 to 10 million emergency responders in the United States that could potentially show up at the scene of a disaster. These include volunteers, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Our program will address how well state and local governments are prepared to tap the vast human resources of dedicated and talented Americans who stand ready to meet the threat of a terrorist attack or a natural disaster.