By educating America’s youth about disaster preparedness, we can empower them with knowledge and skills to lessen their anxieties pre-disaster and build their confidence in contributing to their family and community’s emergency preparedness.
Louisiana and the Gulf Coast are once again in the crosshairs of a hurricane as we observe the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people and communities of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and others inland who might be impacted by Hurricane Ida over the next several days.
In a world dominated by social media, the failure to send or receive a message instantaneously can seem like a matter of life or death. But when faced with an actual disaster or crisis, reaching your target audience at a moment’s notice can significantly impact your ability to save lives.
IEM Insights: The basics of the Disaster Relief Fund, or DRF, for those of us who aren’t Stafford Act experts or former FEMA CFO
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) has been in the news recently due to COVID-19. Let’s look at some of the basics.
The famous line “show me the money,” from the 1996 movie Jerry McGuire, is appropriate for 2020 as every state, locality, territory, and tribe (SLTT) in the United States is seeking financial assistance in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and its ramifications.
FEMA’s mitigation grant program, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), has the power to transform communities across the nation. In this piece, IEM examines BRIC’s ability to enhance resiliency and thoughts on submitting a strong project proposal.
Sunday, August 9, 2020 is National Book Lovers Day. At IEM we LOVE books – we are interested in what we can learn from history in works of nonfiction and welcome the opportunity to escape into a great piece of fiction. To celebrate #nationalbookloversday, the IEM team compiled a list of some our favorite disaster and emergency management related books.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1, and with three named storms already behind us, the looming threat of extreme weather compounded with the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing emergency managers to rethink how they will support communities impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms.
Last year was the second-wettest year on record in the United States, and as climate change progresses, experts predict that extreme flooding will only get worse. We as a nation and our infrastructure – particularly the over 90,000 dams — are not prepared. In February 2020 extreme flooding prompted emergency declarations in eight states and […]