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BATON ROUGE, LA, July 6, 2017 – The State of Louisiana Office of Community Development has finalized the process of selecting global security consulting firm IEM as the prime contractor to manage the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program. This program is helping eligible Louisiana residents rebuild their homes damaged by the unprecedented and historic floods in […]
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, June 28, 2017 – The IEM Software Development Solutions team has been rated at Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI®-DEV) Level 3 for the third time. This appraisal, led by Ronald Weidemann of Teradata US, Inc., indicates that IEM’s Software Development Solutions team uses CMMI best practices in developing world class products and services.
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.
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 […]
At 8:40 p.m. on March 19, 2018, the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, sent out a chilling tweet: “CONFIRMED DAMAGING AND POSSIBLY LARGE TORNADO NEAR JACKSONVILLE/CALHOUN COUNTY MOVING EAST INTO NORTHERN CLEBURNE COUNTY. TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT! TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND SHELTER NOW!!” Within just a few minutes, an EF3 tornado, with winds up […]
Gary McConnell has been a key IEM advisor since 2003, providing a wealth of insight and wisdom based on his many years of experience as the director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. But the origin of his wisdom, and the formation of his character go back to his early life growing up in Chattooga […]