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Author: Natalie Hall


Report flags gaps in city response to ‘derecho’ disaster

A report on the City of Ottawa’s response to last May’s hugely destructive “derecho” wind storm has highlighted gaps in emergency preparedness, including the way municipal officials support citizens with disabilities and ease food insecurity in a crisis. The “after-action report” assessing the city’s response to the extreme weather event was given to the city’s emergency preparedness and protective services…