Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Cybersecurity is paramount for personal, organizational, and national security. Recent cyber incidents, such as the breach in San Diego Unified School District’s computer systems, have shown the growing imminence of cyber threats. Malicious attempts to disrupt networks and systems continue to grow in frequency, scale, and sophistication while those implementing protective measures are perpetually challenged […]

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Amelia is the Director for Mitigation at Hagerty Consulting, Inc (Hagerty). She has worked with the Recovery Division since 2013.  Amelia is an emergency management and public health professional with 15 years of experience who has spearheaded the submission of over a billion dollars of hazard mitigation funding on behalf of our clients. How did […]

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Hagerty is honored to be supporting the State of California recover from two of the most catastrophic wildfires in the State’s history. The immediate and long-term impacts of these fires have devastated the affected communities, and our professionals are partnering with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to navigate the road to […]

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Ari is a Deputy Director for Recovery Programs at Hagerty Consulting, Inc (Hagerty). He has worked with the Recovery Division since 2014.  Ari is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) policy expert advising clients across the United States to maximize their recoveries from major disasters.   How did you first become involved […]

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On October 5, 2018, the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) was signed into law, after passing the House by a vote of 398 to 23 and the Senate 93 to 6. As evidenced by its margin of support in Congress, the DRRA enjoys broad bipartisan backing. Likewise, the emergency management community, government officials, and proponents […]

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Sydney is a managing associate at Hagerty Consulting, Inc. She has worked with the Preparedness Division in Washington, D.C. since April 2018. Sydney is a hazard mitigation and floodplain management expert. Before joining Hagerty, Sydney supported FEMA and local and state governments with disaster recovery and mitigation planning. What originally sparked your interest in emergency […]

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The NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported on Friday that Michael weakened to a post tropical cyclone that has moved into the Atlantic and away from the U.S. coastline. While the storm has now passed, the effects of Michael have been catastrophic for many communities in the Southeast. Michael has left some communities “flattened,” particularly […]

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Downgraded to a Tropical Storm, Michael has moved through Georgia overnight and continues to move on its northeast trajectory along the Carolinas . The National Hurricane Center (NHC) anticipates wind speeds to continue up to 40mph in some areas and heavy rainfall that could bring life-threatening flash flooding. Even as Michael’s strength weakens, the NHC […]

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According to the latest reports from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the eyewall of the Hurricane Michael is currently moving on shore, making its first landfall at the Florida Panhandle as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm. This is historic since no Category 4 hurricane has ever made landfall at the Florida Panhandle. Early this […]

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