Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

On April 10, 2018, the Economic Development Administration of the US Department of Commerce announced that it had made $587 Million available to foster economic growth and resilience in communities affected by 2017 disasters. Hagerty’s Vice President Garrett Ingoglia discusses this funding opportunity and how you can make the most of it. Table 1: The […]

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This is the fourth post in a series dedicated to exploring topics in disaster recovery relevant to communities recovering from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Disaster Discourse team discusses the recent HUD allocation and its impact on recovery efforts. You can learn more about how Hagerty Consulting can help you structure your recovery here. On […]

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Earlier this month, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released its State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Energy Assurance 2017 Year in Review cataloging both the efforts taken by DOE and its partners throughout the past year to better prepare for potential energy disruptions as well as the efforts undertaken as a result of a very […]

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“We are dealing with a hostage situation.” On March 22nd, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the citizens of the City of Atlanta awoke to a ransomware cyberattack that had compromised “multiple applications and client devices” in the City. The list of the affected includes billing systems, the court system, and “vital communications like sewer infrastructure […]

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As a Millennial working in emergency management, I’ve often wondered how my generational identity influences the skill set I bring to the workplace and how these same skills affect my contributions to the field. Reports indicate that Millennials are generally considered educated, proficient in technology, accepting of change, idealistic, and motivated to make the world […]

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This is the third post in a series dedicated to exploring topics in disaster recovery relevant to communities recovering from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Hagerty Consulting’s Senior Management Associate, Meghan Tosto, discusses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) policies for claiming administrative costs, including the new pilot program, as part of a recovery. You […]

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Hagerty Consulting’s Director of Preparedness Programs Kyle McPhee was recently featured in GOVERNING. In his commentary, Kyle discusses recent school shootings and calls for “a national investment in a comprehensive system of active threat preparedness.”  You can read the full article here. GOVERNING is the nation’s leading media platform which local and state leaders rely […]

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This is the second post in a series dedicated to exploring topics in disaster recovery relevant to communities recovering from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The Disaster Discourse team has analyzed the recent HUD allocation and its impact on recovery efforts. You can learn more about how Hagerty Consulting can help you structure your recovery […]

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We want to congratulate the recipients of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA Program). This program provides funding to local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions of various types, sizes, and capabilities to improve their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks. As […]

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