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Agencies discuss disaster response efforts

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Representatives with the Center of Homeland Defense and Security hosted a day-long executive seminar today, according to Guam Homeland Security Spokeperson Alyssa Benito. Benito says the seminar allows local agency heads and stakeholders to discuss their strengths and weaknesses during disaster response.

She says they are also getting advice from their federal counterpart on how to improve on areas that are weak. "They were actually taking a lot of the things we do here an applying it the states the thought our island is very resilient to disasters because of our location and the way our buildings are set up we are very prone to disasters here especially typhoons and so our buildings are built to resist strong rain and they commend us for a job well done," she noted.

The seminar took place today at the Westin Resort in Tumon.

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