Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

On June 8th, I did a posting titled FEMA Wants More Responsibility for Recovery to Go to State and Local Governments.  The article discusses a major policy change underway at FEMA. On July 19, the Pew Trust released a report … Continue reading →
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From Homeland Preparedness News: DHS Sci. and Tech Directorate Collaborating With FEMA on Puerto Rico Recovery Plan. This is a new approach to recovery plan preparation that I do not think has been used before. The U.S. Department of Homeland … Continue reading →
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Inside Climate News reports on new Harvard Study: Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Put Thousands of Lives at Risk, Harvard Analysis Finds. The authors used EPA’s own risk assessments to estimate the number of illnesses and early deaths prevented by clean air … Continue reading →
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Author:  Mark Peterson  Are you a life-long learner, or do you enjoy discovering new topics you didn’t even realize you’d find interesting?That seems to be the outcome for a majority of podcast listeners who access...
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Author:  Daniel Kaniewski, PhD My first day on the job at FEMA was the day Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. Since then I’ve seen firsthand the tireless efforts of FEMA’s dedicated workforce in supporti...
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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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