Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 AS OF 10:00 AM CDT Tropical Depression Imelda is hovering over south Texas and Louisiana as it travels slowly north at 5 miles per hour, bringing with it large quantities of rain as it sits over land. Similar to Hurricane Harvey, this storm brings an extended period of severe rainfall. In […]

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Every September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes National Preparedness Month (NPM), an opportunity for reflection on preparing for emergencies and disasters in the United States and promoting personal and family preparedness. At the beginning of this month, our country was humbly reminded of the importance of emergency preparedness when Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Dorian also made landfall in Cape Hatteras, […]

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 AS OF 08:00 AM EST Humberto strengthened to tropical storm status late last night. The storm continues to increase speed, currently moving 7 miles per hour in a northwest direction. Humberto will continue to travel northwest today and Sunday before making a sharp northward turn. Guidance from the National Hurricane Center […]

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The Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) were announced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on August 26, 2019. With these announcements, FEMA is making $410 million available to communities to protect life and property from future disaster damages. The application period will open on September 30, 2019 and will close on January […]

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 AS OF 11:00 AM EST Category 1 Hurricane Dorian made landfall for the first time in the United States over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina early this morning. Dorian has increased speed and is now moving in a northeast direction at 17 miles per hour, with increased forward speed expected over the […]

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 AS OF 11:00 AM EST After strengthening back to Category 3 status late last night while moving along the coast of Georgia, Hurricane Dorian has weakened back to a Category 2 Hurricane. Hurricane Dorian is currently traveling in a north-northeast direction past the coast of South Carolina, but it is expected […]

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 AS OF 11:00 AM EST Hurricane Dorian is a Category 2 storm, moving at an increased speed of 9 miles per hour in a north-northwest direction along the east coast of Florida. The storm is expected to make a turn north this evening and continue in a northeast direction throughout the […]

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established the Community Lifelines construct as a direct result of the tragic 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons. The Lifelines concept aims to stabilize the indispensable resources in every community during the response to an event. The Hagerty Team is proactively integrating Community Lifelines into response, recovery, and preparedness operations […]

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