Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

From the NYTimes: How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests. “But a paper published Thursday in the journal Science makes a case that, sometimes, retreating from nature instead of fighting it can actually open up new … Continue reading →
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From the Conversation: Climate scientists may not be the best communicators of climate threats.   An excerpt: Our study shows that climate scientists have relatively little impact on people’s views. And it demonstrates how difficult it is to match the message … Continue reading →
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From eenews.net: Why the U.S. disaster agency isn’t ready for catastrophes. Interesting analysis of some of  FEMA’s major problems at the present time. The article is quite critical of the states and their limited willingness and capacity to deal with … Continue reading →
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Author: Regional Administrator Thomas Von Essen (Region II)Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney (Region III)Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech (Region IV)Regional Administrator Tony Robinson (Region VI)Rear Admiral Keith Smith (Fifth Coast Guard District)Every year, FEMA and the United States C...
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Author: Nancy M. Piñero VegaThe Puerto Rican community of Toro Negro is located in the central, mountainous municipality of Ciales. The isolation and privacy of this small community has been cherished by its residents for over 100 years.  It was in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, however, that the...
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Author: Jessica GeraciWhen the flames started in an LA family’s kitchen, two parents were able to extinguish it with baking soda.  It was a technique their 11-year-old son had taught them only weeks before, after his second MySafe: LA class.  These classes are funded by the Assistance to Firefighter...
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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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