Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

From the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, this article on Long Term Recovery Groups. An excerpt: The structure of an LTRG will vary depending upon impact of disasters, size of community, number of VOADs in the community, pre-existing strengths of community … Continue reading →
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Author:  Regional Administrator Thomas Von Essen (Region II) Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney (Region III) Regional Administrator Graci...
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Author:  Nancy M. Piñero Vega The Puerto Rican community of Toro Negro is located in the central, mountainous municipality of Ciales. The isolation and privacy of this small community has been cherished by its resi...
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From the NY Times: ‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas. Colonial-era homes line the streets of The Point in Newport, R.I. Climate change is forcing experts to reimagine the future of historic preservation here.
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Review of Out of the Whirlwind; Supply and Demand After Hurricane Maria by Philip J. Palin. Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield.ISBN: 978-1-5381-1820-7 (paperback); 109 pps; from $27; May 2019. Reviewer: Jono Anzalone, CEM®, Airbnb Global Disaster Response and Relief Partnerships … Continue reading →
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Author:  Jessica Geraci When the flames started in an LA family’s kitchen, two parents were able to extinguish it with baking soda.  It was a technique their 11-year-old son had taught them only weeks before, after...
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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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