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The time to prepare for emergencies is long before they happen.

Emergencies come in all types and in all levels of intensity. The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark example of a global crisis that, while leaving physical structures whole, impacts the lives and livelihoods of millions of people.

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires, on the other hand, can result in not only injury, illness, and death, but also can cause damage to homes, offices, clinics, hospitals, and other facilities, along with business and patient medical records.

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What you prepare for now, will only allow you to respond more compassionately and effectively in the future.