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Selma and Beyond: Responding to Tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
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The Jan. 12 tornado outbreak in Selma and many other communities across Georgia and Alabama left 11 people dead and a large path of destruction. A twister in Autauga County, Alabama, measured nearly 77 miles and was on the ground for 80 minutes. It is the state’s ninth-longest tornado.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to address the urgent and long-term needs of communities affected by the outbreak. Panelists will focus on the effect of pre-existing conditions such as racialized poverty, historical and systemic discrimination in housing, and the differences between rural and urban communities.

At the end of the webinar, donors and grantmakers will:

  1. Understand the different immediate and long-term needs in urban and rural communities.
  2. Learn about how pre-existing inequities affect outcomes for recovery.
  3. Increase their knowledge of tornadoes and how they can support communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from these devastating disasters.

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

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