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On today’s episode, we talk with April Cummings, Director of Mitigation Division Federal Emergency, about Disaster Recovery, Covid-19 and Foster Fails. Read her full bio below.
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1:34 Nic and Laura discuss disaster recovery stories
11:02 Interview with April Cummings starts
12:41 April talks about her foster fails
14:25 April describes her work with FEMA
19:46 April discusses the disaster recovery process
36:44 April talks about FEMA's Covid-19 mission
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Connect with April Cummings at https://www.linkedin.com/in/april-cummings-4066b91a/
April Cummings oversees programs that strive to make communities safer by reducing risks to life and property by using risk analytics, floodplain management and insurance, community planning, various grant programs, and environmental and historic preservation compliance.
She serves as a collateral-duty Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) Lead. In this role, she and her team provide the initial coordination and response capability prior to and in the immediate aftermath following a serious incident.
Prior to this position, she was the Deputy Director for the Mitigation Division at Region 3 and the Deputy Regional Environmental Officer for FEMA Region 4 in Atlanta. Ms. Cummings holds an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont.
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