Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

In a time when metropolitan areas contain distinct urban and rural communities, is it possible to effectively plan for the emergency preparedness of the entire population? The challenge lies in consolidating histories, needs and perspectives into a unified vision. This week’s National Preparedness Month blog post will explore how Hagerty Consulting (Hagerty) is supporting two […]

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How is the concept of “region” implemented when it crosses state lines and contains distinct geographic areas and diverse stakeholders? This week’s post will explore how Hagerty Consulting, Inc. (Hagerty) is supporting its clients in the Portland Metropolitan Region (PMR). The PMR consists of five counties in the states of Oregon and Washington: Clackamas, Columbia, […]

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According to the the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Florence is a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale and is expected to remain a hurricane throughout the day as it moves further inland. The NHC anticipates that the storm will continue to slow as it moves westward and has cautioned that the storm brings catastrophic flooding […]

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) downgraded Hurricane Florence to a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. However, this downgrade in category does not diminish the threats posed by the storm. As the NHC discussed this morning, Florence is anticipated to be very slow moving once it arrives on land and that lingering rain and storm surge […]

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According to the last updates from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Florence remains a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. It is expected to slow down by late Thursday, bringing heavy rains lasting for days.  The NHC emphasized that Florence will be “an extremely dangerous major hurricane” when it arrives at the coast. The coastline […]

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According to the last updates from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Florence remains a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale but is predicted to strengthen later in the day. The NHC currently anticipates this will be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it makes landfall. PUBLIC ADVISORIES Here’s the latest list of public advisories from NOAA’s […]

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According to the last updates from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Florence has strengthened to a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. The NHC continues to track Florence’s west-northwest movements and forecasts the center of Florence will approach the southeastern coast of the US by Thursday. […]

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According to the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence is expected to strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday – with landfall likely later this week as a Category 4 or 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. This is a potentially life-threatening event.  All those in its still-uncertain path should take immediate measures to […]

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In the first week of National Preparedness Month (NPM), we look at how multi-disciplinary planning, training, and exercises are preparing the San Antonio Urban Area and the Alamo Area region for the full life cycle of active threat events using support services from Hagerty Consulting, Inc.’s (Hagerty’s) Active Threat Portfolio. As one of Texas’ “fastest-growing and […]

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September 1st marks the start of National Preparedness Month (NPM), which is an opportunity for all of us to take a step back and prepare ourselves, our families, and our communities for emergencies and disasters. The 2018 NPM follows a historic year in disasters. 2017 was one of the most deadly and costly hurricane seasons in […]

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