Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

  One step on the path to preparedness is for an organization to follow the guidelines and gain accreditation through the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). As described on EMAP.org, EMAP sets “the voluntary standards, assessment, and accreditation process for disaster preparedness programs throughout the country, fosters excellence and accountability in emergency management and homeland […]

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As of the October 8, 2017 10:00 am CDT update, the NOAA National Hurricane Center reported that Nate weakened to be a Tropical Depression as the storm moves inland. It’s predicted that Nate will continue to bring heavy rains across many states throughout the eastern United States until Tuesday, October 10. Hazards Affecting Land Here’s the […]

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Recent cyber incidents such as the global outbreak of Ransomware called WannaCry, another strain called Petya, breaches of voter data with the potential to impact millions,  and attacks on political communications systems in Scotland and Westminster are frightening reminders of our collective need for cybersecurity. Malicious attempts to disrupt networks and systems continue to grow […]

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New technologies and lessons learned from exercises, real-world events, and guidance from experts in the field are continually opening doors of new methods and strategies to advance preparedness in our communities. Frequently, changing the way things have been done in the past can be a challenge to implement. But failing to incorporate these changes can […]

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Developing: Update on Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Today, America woke up to a somber morning after the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas. The information is developing as the response and recovery continues. By the Numbers (updating) Information is still being gathered as to what transpired. Here are the numbers that we know so far: 58+: The number of people killed, making this […]

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Despite an emergency manager’s best efforts to prepare for incidents, the translation of preparedness initiatives to more effective response and recovery operations can be a challenge. To support this particular challenge, Hagerty Consulting provides services aimed specifically at operationalizing preparedness initiatives. Since 2001, Hagerty Consulting has provided clients with the tools, training, and personnel to […]

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Matthew Hochstein Director of Client Delivery Recently, Beth Zimmerman weighed in on a recent Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recommendation to claw back a $2 billion agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the city of New Orleans to repair Hurricane Katrina related damages.  Having facilitated OIG audits […]

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How solid of a home would you have if the construction team started building a second story after only three of the first story walls exist? What if there is no staircase connecting the first and second floor to a completed home? While these may seem like obvious to-do’s in construction, they can often be […]

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