Dr. Lori Peek, director, and Jennifer Tobin, of the Natural Hazards Center were highlighted in a recent Daily Camera article regarding disaster preparedness and K-12 schools.
Local schools had their preparedness for natural disasters tested with the 2013 floods and can offer lessons in responding, especially during the recovery phase.
In a collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, CU's Natural Hazards Center is highlighting the risks posed to K-12 schools by a variety of potential disasters – and Lyons schools' flood response was highlighted as an example of best practice.
University of Colorado Boulder sociology professor Lori Peek was one of the authors of the free FEMA guide "Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety."
The original Daily Camera article can be found here and was written by staff writer Amy Bounds. CU students, faculty, and staff can access it via Norlin's online database here.