Attention, Northern California response partners! Did you know the number one lesson learned from most disaster responses is related to communication? With that in mind, please join the ASPCA to start a dialogue that encourages communication, cooperation and collaboration among response partners in Northern California bracing for El Niño.
El Niño is defined as a prolonged warming of Pacific sea surface temperatures. This El Niño, forecast to become one of the strongest on record, is expected to influence weather and climate patterns by impacting the position of the Pacific jet stream. There is a lot that we know and even more that we don’t in terms of what the effects will be for animal and agriculture interests in Northern California. The winter could bring significant rain, mudslides and flooding, with a roughly 95% chance that El Niño will continue through spring of 2016.
This 90-minute webinar is targeted to animal welfare and emergency management agencies in Northern California who have jurisdictional responsibilities for caring for animals following a disaster. It will provide a crucial opportunity for county agencies to discuss their planning efforts and anticipated shortfalls. Join the conversation!
Dr. Dick Green is responsible for leading the efforts of the ASPCA Disaster Response department, which covers natural disasters. He oversees the ASPCA's internal disaster readiness program and develops partnerships with national and local agencies to enhance the organization’s disaster response capabilities. He established and chaired the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition in early 2006, following Hurricane Katrina. NARSC is comprised of 13 animal welfare groups, including the ASPCA, and is the first coalition in the nation that is dedicated to working with all levels of government and non-government agencies on major human-animal emergency issues.