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Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 27, 2024 - Approximately 12% of people in Texas live in counties without a hazard mitigation plan, many of which are rural. Communities lacking plans are ineligible for federal disaster preparation funding, further widening the gap in infrastructure development between urban and rural communities.
Source: The Texas Tribune
Jun 21, 2024 - Highlights the recovery challenges in rural New Mexico for those displaced by recent wildfires. Notes that limited cellular and internet service in particular has hampered efforts.
Source: Source NM
Jun 10, 2024 - Highlights federal efforts to improve cybersecurity in healthcare. Discusses unique impacts on rural hospitals and notes private sector partnerships to support cybersecurity resiliency in those facilities.
Source: The White House

Last Updated: 7/1/2024