Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

From the Congressional Research Service: Selected Homeland Security Issues in the 116thCongress. Note that the sections on the Disaster Recovery Reform Act and the NFIP may be of special interest to readers.
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From GovTech: Houston Works Toward Data-Driven Disaster Response. Together with Rice University and other local institutions, the Texas city is collaborating with residents and stakeholders to plan for future flood mitigation given the devastation seen during Hurricane Harvey.
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New GAO report: 2017 Disaster Contracting: Actions Needed to Improve the Use of Post-Disaster Contracts to Support Response and Recovery. GAO-19-281: Apr 24, 2019. Both a highlights report and the full report (87pp) are available at that website.
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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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Author:  Rachael Neal I recently took a vacation to Japan. On our last day, my group chartered a boat to snorkel, hike and enjoy a beautiful chain of islands off the coast of Okinawa. On our way back, our boat was ...
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Author:  Rebecca Wiggins When it comes to disasters, mother nature does not discriminate. People from all income levels and backgrounds have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a natural disa...
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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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