"The purpose of this 2013 National Report is to provide details of the regional catastrophic planning efforts that demonstrate the increased national and community resiliency and strengthened partnerships achieved by the ten recipients of the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP). As funding for the RCPGP concludes after the Fiscal Year 2011 cycle, the sites, individually and collectively, are focused on both sustaining existing plans as well as building on these accomplishments to improve the nation's ability to respond to catastrophic disasters. Since the 2012 comprehensive report, the sites have been actively engaged in expanding preparedness efforts, developing trainings, planning for tabletops and functional exercises, and building sustainment plans. In this report, the sites take a step back to reflect on the values and benefits the RCPGP offers, detail the root causes of success, and offer recommendations for sustaining the great strides made in regional collaboration, catastrophic preparedness, and whole community planning. Also included in this document are highlights from each of the ten sites. Lastly, the vast and extensive planning efforts from each site are cataloged in a Plan Matrix that can be used as a national resource."
Washington Military Department, Emergency Management Division: http://www.emd.wa.gov/