Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

From the WashPost: Phoenix heat, Tropical Storm Cindy show how climate change is a threat to our infrastructureFiled under: Climate Change, Infrastructure
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Go to this link: http://mailchi.mp/nas/free-resources-for-disaster-resilience?e=d4130264bf
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Thanks to Steve Armstrong, I have copies of two lengthy after-action reports on the wildfires and evacuation in Alberta Canada last year. Since they are 176 and 82 pages long, I will not mount them here. Anyone who wants the … Continue reading →
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Author:  Jessica Stapf I’ve always had a knack for remembering random tidbits of information, including memories that many would assume I would’ve long forgotten. The one I’m thinking of this week includes butterfl...
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Author:  Kathy Fields Earlier this week, we had some severe weather up in the panhandle of Nebraska. A tornado did touch down in the community of Bayard on Monday night, causing damage to several homes and a nursin...
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Author:  Raymond J. Piper A shopping center in Niles, Ohio was destroyed by an F5 tornado during an outbreak in 1985. Photo Credit: National Weather Service It was like any other night. The school day was over, an...
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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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