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Combining an Effective Tabletop Exercise Approach with a Statewide Mutual Response Network Enables Utilities to Prepare for the Worse

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Florida utilities are no strangers to disaster recovery. Thanks to the dramatic impact of hurricanes on the state in recent years, Florida's water and wastewater providers have developed a system of mutual aid during emergency situations to help in rapid response and recovery. FlaWARN (Florida's Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network) is the formalized system of “utilities helping utilities.” Although hurricane recovery was the impetus behind its formation, FlaWARN responds to both man-made emergencies and natural disasters providing resources to water, wastewater and other public service entities within member agencies.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2007

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