(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF CNN)
‘We are the forgotten people’: It’s been almost six months since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Ricans are still dying… 6,704 more words
From HSToday, this announcement: FEMA Strategic Plan Centers on Community Resiliency, Catastrophe Prep, Less Red Tape. From the forward:
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The most important lesson from the challenging disasters of 2017 is that success is best delivered through a system that is federally supported, state managed, and locally executed,” FEMA Administrator Brock Long says in the plan’s foreword.
Please find links below to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…
Queensland floods: Mammoth clean-up and more rain to come https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/12/05/38/queensland-floods-mammoth-clean-up-as-potential-cyclone-looms… 1,966 more words
The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on Preparedness, Response, and Rebuilding: Lessons from the 2017 Disasters on March 15. Members will have the opportunity to direct questions to a panel of federal witnesses and state/local stakeholders that include FEMA Administrator Brock Long (his first appearance before the Committee), San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto, and state/territorial government representatives from emergency operations in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. 219 more words