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From the WashPost; Dangling disaster relief funds, White House to require Puerto Rico to implement reforms The Trump administration plans to impose several new requirements on billions of dollars in aid for Puerto Rico, including a new restriction on the … Continue reading →
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Book Review: U.S. Emergency Management in the 21st Century: from Disaster to Catastrophe. Edited by Claire B. Rubin and Susan L. Cutter. New York: Routledge. 2020.  ISBN: 978-1-138-35465-5 (HBK). 265 pp. (www.routledge.com) Reviewed by Donald Watson, author of Design For … Continue reading →
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So far, Puerto Rico has received a Presidential Emergency Declaration, but not a Disaster Declaration.  Why President Trump is holding up funding for the two year old hurricane damage remains a big question. Recent earthquake activity has caused substantial damage … Continue reading →
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Author:  Daniel Kaniewski, PhD October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month; a month to ensure all Americans are safer and more secure online. At FEMA, we are always focused on preparing ourselves, our partner...
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Author:  Angela R. Gladwell October is National Community Planning Month. Community planners around the globe join the American Planning Association  in highlighting this year’s theme of “Planning for Infrastructur...
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Author:  David I Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration It only takes one storm, one flash flood, or one inch of water to cause significant damage to a home or bus...
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Incorporating Social Media Into Your Exercises #SMEM
Post by: Kim Stephens Social media is now a common tool emergency management and response organizations turn to in order to interact with the public before, during and after a disaster event. However, testing the use of social media during … Continue reading →
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Reach Your Audience in an Emergency: #SMEM
Post by: Kim Stephens Keep the flood photos coming. Click here to upload: http://t.co/CyodRwubwx pic.twitter.com/YDfDp3XifU — WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@cbsbaltimore) April 30, 2014 Flooding was rampant yesterday for what seemed like half the country. Social Media was buzzing with … Continue reading →
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