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Research Triangle Park, NC — Today, IEM announced that Earl Randall, III, has joined IEM as the Director of Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Compliance and Monitoring. Prior to joining IEM, Randall served as U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Field Office Director for the state of Louisiana from […]
Competing in the Large Business Category for the First Time, IEM Ranked 11th Overall BATON ROUGE, LA, September 26, 2018 – IEM was recently named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The awards program is a project of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report and the Greater Baton […]
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.
IEM’s Dr. Rashid Chotani, MD, MPH, was awarded a NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO) Scientific Achievement Award for research on medical countermeasures against biological agents. Read more.
IEM-Developed Guidance Helps Airports Prepare for DisastersThe TRB has published ACRP Report 73, a guidebook prepared by IEM that helps airports develop/implement mutual aid programs in preparation for disaster response. Read paper.
Utilities presented the U.S House of Representatives energy and climate change committees with findings on wildfire prevention.
The U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) hosted a webinar on Monday, January 27, 2020 educating business leaders on the Novel Coronavirus and the action they can take to keep their workplaces and communities safe.
This IEM blog is a summary of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security’s Emergency Preparedness Response and Recovery Subcommittee Hearing on “UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF DHS PREPAREDNESS GRANTS: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE FIELD” that took place on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The Emergency Preparedness Response Subcommittee of the House’s Committee on Homeland Security […]