ROUTE FIFTY – Flooding and tornado season are underway and hurricane season is just around the corner. How will state and local governments—already strained by the coronavirus pandemic—deal with other natural disasters?
HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY – The whole community approach to emergency response is one of many lasting legacies that President Barack Obama and Fugate left on FEMA and the practice of emergency management. Several times in the last few weeks the president and the vice president have talked about a ‘whole of government’ approach to the evolving COVID-19 disease.
PROPUBLICA – Vice President Mike Pence wants the private sector to donate critical medical supplies to help during the coronavirus pandemic. But the White House’s chaotic requests have not included consistent information on how exactly businesses can do that.
CNN NEWS WIRE – As governors assess their states’ needs and top health care officials warn of supply shortages, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is mapping out its role and preparing what assistance it can provide to states and communities.
BARRON’S – As the coronavirus affects daily life in more and more profound ways, a new concept has entered into policy-making and political discussions: A “national lockdown” to defend against the disease.
CNN – President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday afternoon over the coronavirus outbreak following a week of cancellations, suspensions and growing case numbers that unsettled Americans nationwide.
LAW & CRIME – President Donald Trump declared a national emergency during a news conference after 3 p.m. on Friday. This means that Trump invoked the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (“The Stafford Act”) to combat the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
NBC NEWS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning for the possibility that President Donald Trump could make an emergency declaration to bring in extra funds and personnel to assist the administration’s coronavirus response, according to internal documents obtained by NBC News.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS – As more Texans test positive for coronavirus disease 2019, state lawmakers and health advocates have begun to ask whether — and when — Gov. Greg Abbott might declare some kind of emergency.