Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), released on May 21, 2018, announced $580,000,000 in available Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant funds. The NOFO also announced two significant changes in requirements for UASI-funded cybersecurity projects, both of which highlight the growing importance of cybersecurity in the context […]

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This will be Hagerty Consulting’s first situational awareness post of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. NOAA Hurricane Beryl Predicted Path as of July 6,2018 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Hurricane Center reported on Friday morning that Beryl had been upgraded to a Hurricane, currently designated as a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson […]

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In the Hagerty Advantage, Disaster Discourse blog staff seek to showcase Hagerty professionals and the unique qualities and backgrounds they bring to our company. Read along as we introduce, Emily Kies, a Senior Managing Associate in Hagerty’s Preparedness Division. When did you first become interested in the field of emergency management? I was taking a […]

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What brought you to Hagerty Consulting? “I have always been drawn to emergency management and humanitarian relief, which led to my pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) focused on global health and managing disasters. I wanted to apply my public health degree in a practical way, via emergency management. After working for four years […]

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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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