Social Media as a Tool for Public Safety and Emergency Response
In a world dominated by social media, the failure to send or receive a message instantaneously can seem like a matter of life or death. But when faced with an actual disaster or crisis, reaching your target audience at a moment’s notice can significantly impact your ability to save lives.
IEM Spotlight: Luis Monterrubio, Geospatial Programs Lead
An interview with Luis Monterrubio, IEM Puerto Rico’s Geospatial Programs Lead.
The American Rescue Plan – Implementing Funds to Impact Communities Now
We are quickly approaching the first 90 days since the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law to provide access to critical emergency funding following the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Americans lost their jobs at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many continue to struggle to find gainful employment today or catch-up on delinquent bills. The ARPA offers funding to state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments to help restore economies and support communities that continue to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
2021 Hurricane Preparedness
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities across the United States, East and Gulf Coast emergency managers are preparing for their second hurricane season during the pandemic
IEM Insights: Federal Assistance NOW Available for COVID-19 Funeral Costs
As families and friends continue to cope with the sorrow, grief, and heart-breaking loss of loved ones to COVID-19, some federal financial relief is now available for funeral costs.
Enjoying Spring Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Spring is a wonderful season to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. As more individuals get vaccinated, engaging in activities outside of the home will become safer.
IEM Insights: Disaster Recovery ≠ Equity and Diversity
Since the creation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1979, and through subsequent legislation, including the Stafford Act, PKEMRA, SRIA, and DRRA, the scope of eligibility for and purpose of disaster assistance matured and expanded. However, the basic question of equity and diversity within disaster recovery remains.
IEM Insights: Support Your Local Public Health Officer and Emergency Manager
Help your local public health officials and emergency managers to return to their “normal” life of preparing and protecting your community for the next event.
Understanding and Mitigating Risk
It is important to know the hazards our communities are most vulnerable to so that we may be better prepared and help manage or reduce their impact.
Determining the Benefit of COVID-19 Vaccinations: IEM’s Visualization Dashboard
In an effort to combat COVID-19, vaccinations are underway in the United States. IEM’s COVID-19 vaccination models shed some light on this challenge.