Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

In emergency situations, moments matter.  And in those moments, such as responding to an active threat like a lone perpetrator active shooter incident, as an individual – you need to be prepared to take action.   As leaders of organizations and communities develop and strengthen plans to respond from an emergency situation, a key word […]

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 AS OF 4:00 PM EST This will be the final situational awareness post for Irma. Hagerty Consulting’s preparedness and recovery subject matter experts will continue to monitor the remnants of this storm in the coming days and issue additional posts if the situation changes. The NOAA National Hurricane Center reported on […]

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 as of 4:00 PM EST The NOAA National Hurricane Center reported that Tropical Storm Irma continues to weaken as the storm moves into Southern Georgia. Although the downgrade to a tropical storm status implies a less severe threat than a hurricane status, Irma continues to pose threats of flooding to Northern […]

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Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. EST According to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Irma was upgraded to a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale as it made contact with the Florida Keys early on Sunday morning. As the hurricane moves north-northwest over the Florida Keys and into the mainland, […]

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Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EST According to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, however, this storm is still  extremely dangerous and poses life-threatening hazards to those in its path.  In Florida, the Florida Division of Emergency Management […]

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Recently, I spoke with Jessica Wehrman from the Columbus Dispatch regarding FEMA’s ability to simultaneously manage two disasters of the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey and the expected magnitude of Hurricane Irma.  While the total impacts from these two storms are still to be determined, here are a few FEMA figures for consideration: 2.7M Liters of […]

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Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EST According to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, however, this storm is still  extremely dangerous and poses life-threatening hazards to those in its path. Please heed all evacuation orders and follow the […]

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Preparedness, in many respects, is about vision. Envisioning the anticipated, envisioning the unanticipated. Ensuring the right stakeholders are in place, have formed relationships, can effectively problem solve and implement embedded protocols to meet the threat. In preparedness circles it’s often said, “it’s not the plan that matters, but the process that’s important”. There’s no doubt […]

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 AS OF 10:00 AM CDT This will be the final situational awareness post for Harvey. Hagerty Consulting’s preparedness and recovery subject matter experts will continue to monitor the remnants of this storm as well as the developing situation with Hurricane Irma in the coming days. The NOAA National Hurricane Center reported […]

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