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FEMA Brings Young People Into Disaster Planning

Cassandra Profita/EarthFix

Disasters do not discriminate; fires, floods, and earthquakes can affect all kinds of people.  So it takes all kinds of people to recover from disaster. 

For several years now the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has incorporated young people into its preparedness programs.  That includes naming teens to FEMA's Youth Preparedness Council

Applications for the council are open until March 8th of this year. We hear from student Jessie Huang and an adult coordinator about duties of the council and how young people can contribute. 

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