Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

This past weekend, the sudden and disturbing news of a false alert notification of an inbound missile about to hit the Hawaiian Islands sent shockwaves through communities across the state, along with the rest of the country. We have read and heard the personal stories from Americans receiving an unexpected message of, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT […]

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After passing major tax legislation and a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown, Congress left for its December recess before resolving perhaps the most pressing issue: disaster relief funding. Agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have requested $81 billion in federal funding to help cope with […]

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Nicole Morales joined Hagerty Consulting’s Preparedness Division in 2017. As a Senior Managing Associate, Nicole manages planning, training, and exercise initiatives for clients nationwide. Nicole is a George Washington University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and a graduate certificate in Intelligence Analysis from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. We […]

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  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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