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Two Park Communities Participate in Vermont's CAT2 Exercise

Residents at the Milton Mobile Home Cooperative (MMHC) and the Bunker Hill Community Cooperative (BHCC) put their emergency planning efforts into action during the week of June 2, 2014.  As part of the statewide catastrophic exercise, called CAT2, these two parks and roughly 46 other communities, towns, and agencies statewide put ...

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Mobile Home Parks & Flood Hazard Study Published in the Natural Hazards Review

The Natural Hazards Review has published a study written by UVM researchers Daniel Baker, Scott Hamshaw, and Kelly Hamshaw investigating the exposure of Vermont's mobile home parks to flood hazards in the Feburary 2014 issue. This study was completed as part of a three-year project supported by funding from the USDA Disaster ...

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Baker and Research Team Present at Annual Vermont Emergency Preparedness Conference

Dr. Baker along with co-presenters Scott Hamshaw, Kelly Hamshaw, and Sarah Woodward gave a workshop at the 2012 Vermont Emergency Preparedness Conferece held at the Killington Grand Resort on September 17, 2012. Their presentation, entitled "Emergency Management Issues for Mobile Home Park Communities," drew a diverse audience of ...

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Baker Featured on Vermont Public Radio News about Mobile Home Parks Post-Irene

Dr. Dan Baker was interviewed by VPR's John Dillion in a news piece about the impact of Tropical Storm Irene on Vermont's mobile home parks as the one year anniversary of the storm approaches. He discusses findings from his current reserch project focusing on the disaster resilience of these unique communities, which is funded by ...

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