Examining Community Resilience in Disaster-Prone Conway, SC

Findings reveal that participants have endured more than one large-scale disaster that has impacted their perceived level of community resilience. The results also indicate that while most citizens stated they liked their community, they did not think they could endure another large-scale disaster. The article discusses the viability of using FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant to develop local resilience planning groups (LRPGs). Implications for social change include cultivating efforts by governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve the level of community engagement, enhance the dissemination of information, improve disaster risk reduction.

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