Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

Disaster Recovery:Better Monitoring of Block Grant Funds Is Needed. Report is 91 pages long; summary is available.  Use of the $35 billion in federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds for the 2017 hurricanes has been slow.Over a year … Continue reading →
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Regional Recovery Conference. a two-day event held in Portland Oregon. March 11-12, 2019.  This website has a generous supply of slides and video presentations. An excellent resource. Thanks to Dr. Alessandra Jerolleman, one of the presenters for this link. This … Continue reading →
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This article in HSWire reviews a new book from the NAS. See: Measuring progress toward resilience more effectively The article contains the link to the NAS site where you can download a free copy. A summary and the full book … Continue reading →
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Author:  Rachael Neal I recently took a vacation to Japan. On our last day, my group chartered a boat to snorkel, hike and enjoy a beautiful chain of islands off the coast of Okinawa. On our way back, our boat was ...
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Author:  Rebecca Wiggins When it comes to disasters, mother nature does not discriminate. People from all income levels and backgrounds have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a natural disa...
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Author:  Daniel Kaniewski, PhD Forty-four percent of Americans do not have $400 on hand to cover an emergency expense. These Americans will be ill-prepared to care for themselves and their families in the wake of a...
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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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