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Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Disaster Recovery. This 32 page report was prepared by several major international organizations.  It is often assumed that all members of a population experience the impact of disasters in the same way. However, natural … Continue reading →
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From Bloomberg News: Facing $17 Billion in Fire Damages, a CEO Blames Climate Change It was California’s biggest fire yet. In late July and August, wildfires devastated an area north of San Francisco far bigger than New York City, destroying … Continue reading →
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A Quick Response Report from the Hazards Center at Univ. of CO/Boulder.  See Gathering Places During the Short Term Recovery Following H. Harvey. The most recent research from the Quick Response Grant Program looked at three communities on the south … Continue reading →
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Author:  Andrew Slaten FEMA and Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) conducted a 3-day summit on emergency management training and education on the EMI campus.  With support from USNORTHCOM, ...
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Author:  Matt Behnke On Aug. 1, 1968, the U.S. Congress implemented the National Flood Insurance Act that created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Federal Insurance Administration within the Depa...
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Author:  Mark Peterson View in FEMA Multimedia Library August 1st marks the 50th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Act, the guiding legislation of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The program...
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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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