Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

Ad noted in earlier postings, FEMA is working 22 declarations and in the process of hiring 2,000 workers. Therefore, it is not a surprise that response and recovery in the areas recently struck by major hurricanes are lagging. See: Still … Continue reading →
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Author:  Jessica Stapf While not the only areas impacted by the wildfires, when many think of Napa and Sonoma in California, it conjures up images of lush vineyards with rolling hills and vibrant green landscapes. ...
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From Bloomberg News: FEMA Is Spending Billions, and Some Questionable Companies Are Getting Work. A surge in disaster contracts from hurricanes has put the agency under pressure to bypass the usual competitive bidding process. Two excerpts: This year’s record hurricane … Continue reading →
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Meet The Diva! 10-19-2017
Regine Webster, who writes the blog for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, recently interviewed the Diva about her approach to blogging at RecoveryDiva.com. I think she did a great job capturing my comments; see for yourself at the direct URL … Continue reading →
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Author:  Brig. Gen. Diana Holland I will never forget the sadness I felt when I first flew over Puerto Rico in the days following Hurricane Maria. It looked as though a fireball had made landfall and burned a path ...
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Author:  Jessica Stapf Editor's Note: On October 7, we updated the title of this blog to reflect the new status of the storm. October for many brings thoughts of postseason baseball and pumpkin spice lattes. For us...
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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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