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Author:  Andrew Slaten In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the Government of Mexico generously reached out to the United States to offer life-saving and life-sustaining assistance to survivors in Puerto Rico. Even...
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  From Bloomberg Business: The U.S. Flooded One of Houston’s Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else. “The Army Corps of Engineers sent water cascading into West Houston’s Energy Corridor to avoid a catastrophic reservoir failure during Hurricane Harvey. Now a … Continue reading →
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Donor Fatigue 11-16-2017
Why Puerto Rico is getting the brunt of ‘donor fatigue’
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According to the National Fire Protection Association, the standard has been revised. See: NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs. Note that the document can be browsed on line but there is a fee for a … Continue reading →
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A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery is home to a GIS team that utilizes a variety of imagery and georeferenced data in mapping the impacts of natural ...
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Author:  Stephanie Boswell For the past months, FEMA Corps members Christopher Coles and Casey Regnier, both 22, have been on a number of site visits with the FEMA officials who check on the progress of Baton Rouge...
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Fort McMurray is a lesson for the rest of the Western United States about the increase in fire danger that we have seen develop over the years as the drought in the West has continued. For a wildland fire this was very expensive due to the loss of 2,400 homes and then also the impact of lost economi...
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Tom Bossert, who has been named to be the president's homeland security adviser appears, to know "which end is up" when it comes to homeland security and emergency management. If you look at the link above, it gives a brief work history. In particular I like the fact that he has worked at the Federa...
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