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RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, September 29, 2017 – Today, IEM—a global security consulting firm specializing in emergency management and homeland security—announced Elizabeth A. Zimmerman will join the company as Senior Executive Advisor. Zimmerman previously served as Associate Administrator and Director of Disaster Operations at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is a nationally recognized leader in […]
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, September 28, 2017 – IEM, a global security consulting firm, announced today that Bryan Koon, former Director at the Florida Division of Emergency Management, is joining the company as Vice President of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. At IEM, Koon will oversee the Homeland Security and Emergency Management sector and will work to […]
BARRON’S – As the coronavirus spreads, the economic fallout will depend in part on the type of emergency declarations made by the federal, state, and local governments.
CNN – As concerns over the coronavirus outbreak grow across the country, state officials and the White House have been in ongoing discussions about whether to declare a disaster or emergency declaration — a move that would, among other things, make it easier to release funds.
RAW STORY – Passed by Congress during President Ronald Reagan’s second term, the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1988 was subsequently invoked by President Bill Clinton in 2000. Law & Crime reporter Jerry Lambe explains how that 1988 law might be invoked again — this time by President Donald Trump in response to coronavirus.
Hurricane Dorian was the fourth Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic in the last four years—three of which impacted Florida. Whether a glancing blow like Dorian or a direct impact like Hurricanes Michael, Irma and Maria these storms serve to remind us that we need to do everything possible to prepare our communities for more frequent, severe storms. The recent flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda, which for the second time in a little over two years dumped multiple feet of rain in the Houston area, also reminds us that even storms categorized as less severe can be devastating. Acting now will save lives, preserve businesses and homes, improve our quality of life, reduce response and recovery costs and make our communities more attractive places to live and work.
I recently received a behind-the-scenes tour of a national laboratory, during which lab employees demonstrated a virtual reality (VR) interface of a three-dimensional (3D) representation of data. As a volunteer interacted with a model concerning wind impacts, I leaned over to ask the host if this same technology could be used to interact with hazard […]
The first half of 2019 has seen record flooding in much of the Midwest and the South. This flooding has taken a terrible toll on people and local businesses, and some communities find themselves worn down by repeated flooding. Thousands of Houston residents lived through the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, dried out […]
Super Typhoon Yutu made landfall in the U.S. territory of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in the early hours of 25 October 2018, presenting a unique challenge to responders trying to reach these remote Pacific islands. This second strongest storm system in U.S. history caused significant damage to CNMI. The strong winds […]