Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

National Preparedness: FEMA Has Taken Steps to Strengthen Grant Management, But Challenges Remain in Assessing Capabilities. In February 2012, GAO identified coordination challenges among Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant programs that share similar goals and fund similar projects, wh...
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From the Orlando Sentinel: FEMA Ignores Housing Option for Displaced Families. At issue is HUD’s Disaster Housing Assistance Program. Here are some details: DHAP could provide temporary rental assistance and wrap-around case management to low-income families in need, helping them … Continue reading ...
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USGS Maps Out Haywired Earthquake Scenario So Agencies Can Outsmart Disaster. Here is the direct link to the 6-page Earthquake Scenario.
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Author:  Stephanie Boswell Volunteers with the Christian Aid Ministries working on Sherri Gill’s Denham Springs home. Download OriginalLike many living in the Baton Rouge area, life-long Denham Springs resident Sh...
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Author:  Laura Duff Map of areas across the country and in US territories that have Approved, Pending Adoption, Awaiting Revision, In Review, In Progress, expired and No Approved Plans. Download OriginalBefore the...
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Author:  Brock Long Today I released FEMA’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, not just to guide FEMA as an Agency as we lead the way to a more resilient nation, but to serve as a strategy and an anchor for the whole commun...
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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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