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Coming Out of the Dark: Emergency Preparedness Plan for Farmworker Communities in San Diego County

National Latino Research Center, California State University San Marcos

The first section of the report provides essential background of the Latino and farmworker community in the region. This section is followed by a summary of the impact of the fires upon the farmworker community and how the experience has helped to shape the Emergency Preparedness Plan. The second section provides a description of the methodology guiding the process as well as a review of decades of research regarding the impacts of disaster on vulnerable communities such as farmworkers. The literature review is instrumental in helping the research team design the Emergency Preparedness Plan described in the final section of the report. The report also includes instrumental appendices relevant to the plan that can serve as key resources for similar efforts in the areas of emergency planning for vulnerable communities such as farmworkers.


Emergency Preparedness for Farmworkers