Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

When Climate Change Becomes a Credit Problem. Coming in the aftermath of hurricanes that severely damaged parts of Houston and much of the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this year, the message from Moody’s was clear. Governments must … Continue reading →
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From Reuters, yet another take on the costly and sometimes tragic outcomes from lack of regulation and the problems of the National Flood Ins. Program. See: Unfettered building, scant oversight add to cost of hurricanes in U.S. In the wake … Continue reading →
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From the NYTimes: Rethinking Electric Power, Prompted by Politics and Disaster. An excerpt from the article: Researchers’ heads have danced with visions of self-sufficient microgrids and solar-harnessed battery systems as they dream of giving Puerto Rico a new power system … Continue reading →
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Author:  Jessica Stapf Over the last two days, parts of southern California have been wrought by sudden, violent wildfires. This may sound eerily familiar, as other parts of the state faced similar, sudden onset fi...
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Author:  Roy Wright In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, I have visited the homes of many flood survivors. This year I can be more confident than ever that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) ...
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Author:  Nancy Rebek “I know these people, and I can tell you they gave with their hearts.”Surrounded by over 100 colleagues, Federal Coordinating Officer Willie Nunn presented members of the U.S. Marine Corps Rese...
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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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