How Katrina and NZ Quakes Changed Response to Disasters Like Sonoma Fires

Jul 3, 2018

Consultant Laurie Johnson addressed a meeting of SoCo Rises in June at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa.
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Yesterday we met Laurie Johnson, a specialist in disaster recovery. She was speaking at a meeting of SoCo Rises, a group committed to equitable recovery from October’s fires. She says she learned a lot from researching the aftermath of earthquakes that shook New Zealand in 2011, killing 185 people.