Disaster Committee

Chair: Amanda Middleton & Erin Planalp

Contact email: amiddleton@iowalaw.org & eplanalp@iowalaw.org

Meeting date: See events calendar for meeting info

Time: TBA

Location: TBA


  1. Determine who should be part of the HSAC Disaster Committee, including HSAC members and non-member organizations. 

  2. Update the flowchart/plan of response to an emergency, in order to be better prepared for the next emergency.

    1. Include within this flowchart a timeframe for each phase of response/recovery. 

    2. Develop a communication plan as part of this response plan. 

  3. Notification and Advertisement:

    1. Utilize the existing HSAC listserv to notify HSAC member agencies of community needs and available services.  

    2. Utilize the existing HSAC website to notify HSAC member agencies and the public of community needs and available services.

    3. Determine when a broader community notification is necessary, such as through social media and traditional media outlets. 

  4. Determine when changes should be made to existing programs and regulations in order to meet the needs of disaster survivors.

    1. Utilize the committee members to encourage those changes with non-profits, businesses, and governmental agencies.