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Disaster Experts Launch Hurricane Education Campaign in Puerto Rico to Inform Rebuilding Efforts and Protect Against Future Hurricanes
On 6 Month Anniversary of Hurricane Maria, IEM and FLASH Announce “Hurricane Strong” Initiative to Help Puerto Ricans Build Back Safer and Stronger SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, March 15, 2018 – Today, national experts in emergency management, disaster preparedness, and resiliency joined local officials in Puerto Rico to announce a new island-wide education campaign designed to […]
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, January 9, 2018 – Vice President of International Homeland Security and Emergency Management at IEM was appointed Chairman of the Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC).
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.
The creation of Public Assistance (PA) Alternative Procedures (PAAP), also known as 428 for its Section of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), is intended to offer significant benefits for state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments. It also eases administration and overhead for the federal government and thus […]
Senior Executive Advisor Zimmerman on “BRIC Expanding the Concepts of Federal Pre-Disaster Mitigation” in Emergency Management Magazine
Elizabeth Zimmerman is the former FEMA associate administrator and deputy associate administrator for response and recovery from 2009 to 2017, where she led the response and recovery operations of 938 disasters. She has more than 30 years of experience in emergency management. She is now a senior executive advisor to IEM. Zimmerman responded to a […]
From routefifty.com The United States was mostly spared the devastating wrath of Hurricane Dorian. Although the extensive damage caused in the Bahamas by a storm the size, intensity and duration of Dorian is not 100 percent preventable, there are actions state and locals can take now to lessen the blow future storms deliver to our […]