Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

From Governing: How the New Tax Law Could Slow Disaster Recovery in Small Towns. A lesser-known provision in the GOP tax overhaul ends the benefits for victims of small-scale disasters.
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From the NY Times: Floods Are Getting Worse, and 2,500 Chemical Sites Lie in the Water’s Path.  Anchored in flood-prone areas in every American state are more than 2,500 sites that handle toxic chemicals, a New York Times analysis of … Continue reading →
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Author:  Jacob Vawter Danish Emergency Management Agency personnel work on a generator at the St. Croix Educational Complex after the school was damaged from Hurricane Maria. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA Downlo...
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From the HSWire: Comparing pollution levels before and after Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in late August 2017, brought more than 64 inches of rain to the Houston area, flooding 200,000 homes, 13 Superfund sites, and more than … Continue reading →
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Author:  Jessica Stapf What lies beneath the ashes of any wildfire-torn community? Stories. The stories of heirlooms destroyed. Families lost and displaced. The sadness and hopelessness we all would expect when eve...
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Author:  Daniel Kaniewski, PhD Major disasters persistently test our nation’s capacity to recover and adapt. As the 2017 calendar year came to a close, more than 25 million Americans (nearly 8 percent of the U.S. p...
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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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