Recent Emergency Management Articles

Emergency Management Blog Articles

From Govtech.com, this article titled Hurricane Michael’s Recovery Lessons for a Panama City Manager. Among the lessons learned in Panama City as a result of the storm is the inadequacy of the widely accepted guidance that people need to have … Continue reading →
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This is not a political endorsement; it is just a sharing of one presidential candidate’s plan for disaster relief if he is elected.  I will post others if I can find them. See: Buttigieg’s Disaster Relief Plan
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Here is a brief description of what that firm has to offer: The Airbnb Open Homes program connects people with a free place to stay when disasters strike and people are in need of temporary housing. Whether it’s neighbors evacuating … Continue reading →
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Author:  FEMA Public Affairs As the storm track and severity of Hurricane Dorian changes, it’s important for those in its forecasted path to stay alert to the dangers it could bring. Pay attention to the forecast i...
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Author:  Regional Administrator Thomas Von Essen (Region II) Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney (Region III) Regional Administrator Graci...
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Author:  Nancy M. Piñero Vega The 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 resi...
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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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