Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

The Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was announced by the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) on August 13, 2019. With the announcement, EDA is making $587 million available to communities impacted by a Presidentially-declared major disaster in 2018, or floods and tornadoes occurring in 2019. For […]

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On March 12, 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a change to its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that affects the calculation of flood insurance premiums for homeowners. The new method, called Risk Rating 2.0, aims to strengthen NFIP fiscal stability by increasing revenue through premiums that more accurately reflect property flood risk. To […]

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Each year the Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and concludes on November 30. On August 8th, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revisited their earlier forecast, increasing the probability of ‘above average’ hurricane activity this season. Hurricane activity often peaks in the months between August and October; therefore, it is timely that […]

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What did you do before you joined Hagerty? My experiences prior to Hagerty had me cross the Atlantic, work with diplomats, elected officials, and armed forces from around the world. For a guy from small-town Ohio, I never imagined what I have had the honor of working on. The journey, while long, helped me build […]

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An avid volunteer, Nicole Morales is frequently asked by her friends and colleagues how they can get involved in emergency management. In response, she developed a list of resources for those interested in learning more about emergency management. She asked the Disaster Discourse Team to share her recommendations on the Hagerty blog for anyone considering emergency management as a profession, […]

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  Hagerty’s Executive Chairman, Brock Long, recently published an Opinion Piece with The Hill underscoring the importance of individuals and households being able to handle the first 72 hours after a disaster without assistance. His message is important, both in light of the seismic activity in California and Washington, and Tropical Storm Barry in the […]

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Savita Goel serves as a Management Consultant and client Team Lead in Hagerty’s Recovery division. Before joining Hagerty, you worked in international infrastructure development advisory roles. What led you to Hagerty Consulting, Inc. (Hagerty) and emergency management? My career began working as a structural engineer in India and Malaysia, until the financial crisis in Asia […]

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On May 23, 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) affirmed its commitment to improve the nation’s resilience with its announcement of the Fiscal Year 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP). As in previous years, this grant is aimed at helping state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and private-sector companies collaborate in addressing and […]

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In May 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued the New Recipients of Disaster Grants Guide (the Guide) that outlines key features of its primary recovery programs: Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Newcomers to disaster recovery, whether states, local governments, or private nonprofits (PNPs), will find […]

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