Averting Disaster: What the California Wildfires Can Teach Us About Reaching Latinos in Times of Crisis
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Hispanic population; Emergency preparedness; Regional collaboration; limited-English-proficient (LEP)
Coverage: California California
Averting Disaster: What the California Wildfires Can Teach Us about Reaching Latinos in Times of Crisis is a report that identifies the limitations of disaster management with regard to Latinos and immigrants, and explains factors that have contributed to a failure to adapt disaster response policy in consideration of these communities. The research is based on the activities conducted by community-based organizations after the fall 2007 California wildfires.