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Planning Beyond the Next Operational Period As emergency managers, COVID-19 is taking up a lot of our time, attention, and resources. Not only is it a standalone disaster in its own right, but it also has the capacity to exacerbate the other emergencies and disasters we may face. As just one example this spring, we had several rounds of severe weather in my jurisdiction, two of which were serious enough to warrant our activating a public storm shelter. We were fortunate to have planned for this event late in 2019 – when my concern was a repeat of the major…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jim Sharp

Jim Sharp, MPCP is the emergency management director for Lincoln County, Mo. One of fewer than 700 FEMA-certified Master Professional Continuity Practitioners nationwide, he also serves on the Gateway Electronic Crimes Task Force, is a member of the Missouri Region “C” Incident Support Team, the Missouri Incident Management System’s Training Subcommittee, and is an intelligence liaison officer with the Missouri Information Analysis Center.

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