Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

Note that the Diva posted Part 1 of this piece on June 5; here is the link to that posting. From GovTech.com: Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers (Part 2). How many characteristics does it take to define an effective emergency manager? … Continue reading →
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New reports and data from the PewTrusts; While disaster mitigation activities—such as elevating buildings or earthquake retrofits—save $6 on average per dollar spent in recovery costs, that amount varies by state and type of disaster, according to a new analysis … Continue reading →
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Post Disaster Commitments Announced.
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Author:  Jessica Geraci Amid rushed evacuations, strong winds, and approaching floodwaters of a disaster, chaos often ensues, forcing families to make impossible decisions about the animals that are part of their f...
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Author:  Cindy Clark The children sat in rapt attention, their faces upturned, hanging on the words being read aloud from the book, “Molly and the Earthquake.”Tilting the book so all could see the pastel-colored il...
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Author:  Paul Huang Over the past several years, our state, local, tribal, and territorial partners have experienced, first hand, destruction caused by floods in communities across the country. In fact, for the 201...
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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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