As the calendar for disaster seasons grows — for hurricanes, wildfires and more — the need for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s aid grows. Chief among the consequences: A stressed FEMA workforce.
The most important position for county leaders during and after a disaster is often not where they’d expect: Out of the way.
That goes as much for the community-rebuilding effort as it does for ceding control and decision-making to professional emergency management personnel.
Every other week, NACo’s County Countdown reviews federal advocacy updates on topics related to counties and the intergovernmental partnership.
Watch the video above for your intergovernmental policy bulletin, and explore below for NACo's resources on the key issues we covered this week.
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