Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

As Hurricane Lane moves north toward the main Hawaiian Islands, flooding has already begun. Per the NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s 2:00 am HST update, the storm is currently a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph. Current forecasts show the storm is slowing and its path bending […]

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center reported on Wednesday morning that a hurricane warning is in effect for Hawaii County (the “Big Island”) as well as the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe for Hurricane Lane, currently designated as a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. A […]

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I have been asked on occasion what my favorite quote is and the Emergency Manager in me always responds with JFK’s “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” This quote is a perfect illustration of how we should build a culture of preparedness and enhance mitigation opportunities in advance of […]

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Aiding communities in their efforts to become more resilient has been a mission of Hagerty Consulting for over 15 years. I am thrilled that, to formalize our commitment to the cause, at the start of this year I was named as the firm’s Director of Resilience. In the past few years, the terms “resilience” and […]

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Deputy Director of Recovery Kevin Fuller discusses the Kilauea volcanic eruption in the State of Hawaii and the ways to realize the full fiscal benefit of receiving donated items and services after a disaster. You can learn more about how Hagerty Consulting can help you structure your recovery here. The eruption of new fissures on […]

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In a blog post from November 7, 2017, Twitter explained its expansion of maximum tweet length to 280 characters, citing increased ease of tweeting and higher engagement while maintaining Twitter’s characteristic brevity. Like many industries, emergency management frequently leverages social media platforms, like Twitter, to engage communities and deliver real-time information. Social media can also […]

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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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