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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).
PROPUBLICA – Vice President Mike Pence wants the private sector to donate critical medical supplies to help during the coronavirus pandemic. But the White House’s chaotic requests have not included consistent information on how exactly businesses can do that.
CNN NEWS WIRE – As governors assess their states’ needs and top health care officials warn of supply shortages, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is mapping out its role and preparing what assistance it can provide to states and communities.
BARRON’S – As the coronavirus affects daily life in more and more profound ways, a new concept has entered into policy-making and political discussions: A “national lockdown” to defend against the disease.
CNN – President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday afternoon over the coronavirus outbreak following a week of cancellations, suspensions and growing case numbers that unsettled Americans nationwide.
IEM Spotlight: Carlos J. Ruiz Acevedo, PE Operations Manager IEM Puerto Rico Where did you grow up in Puerto Rico? I grew up in Aguada, PR on the west side of the island. How were you and your family impacted by the 2017 Hurricanes? All Puerto Rico residents were impacted in one way or the […]
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 […]