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Washington, D.C., January 17, 2013 – IEM Vice President of Response and Defense, Richard Rowe, Major General US Army (Retired), was interviewed by NBC and Bloomberg News about his thoughts on security for President’s Obama second inauguration taking place January 21, 2013. In 2009, Rowe led the military task force in charge of event security for Obama’s […]
Hurricane Isaac hit my home state of Louisiana (and my home parish of Ascension) on August 29th & 30th. Being an emergency planner in IEM’s Response and Recovery division, I am keenly interested, both professionally and personally, in how communities respond to storms like Hurricane Isaac. Even though Ascension Parish has faced massive flooding and […]
Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm but is still dropping heavy rains on the Gulf states and cause many to lose power. Homes were flooded this morning in Plaquemines Parish as the water topped the 12-foot levee. Below are links to video and photos of the storm surge and rescues that occurred today. […]
Personal Accounts of Hurricane Isaac as He Lashes the Louisiana & Mississippi Coast – Social Media Resources, Part 4
Hurricane Isaac made landfall during the overnight hours. At 9am CDT this morning, Isaac showed some weakening, but is still a Category 1 hurricane. It is moving slowly at 6mph and is center about 40 miles southwest of New Orleans. It is the threat of dangerous storm surges and flooding that has officials most concerned. […]