Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates that all airports conduct triennial full-scale exercises (FSEs) to test their Airport Emergency Plans if no real-world incidents occur that require the plan to be used. These exercises are vital to guaranteeing that all personnel are not only familiar with the emergency plans, but are properly trained in their […]

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020 AS OF 11:00 AM EST The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports that Puerto Rico experienced a magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 4:24 am local time this morning, which was followed by a series of strong aftershocks. The last recorded aftershock, reported at a 5.8 magnitude, took place around 7:18 am local […]

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How has your background growing up in China contributed to your interest in disaster recovery? My hometown in China is on the South East coast, where it is prone to severe typhoons. In 2006, Typhoon Saomai, one of China’s strongest recorded storms, made landfall near my hometown. My entire city became flooded with contaminated water, […]

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Carver Struve serves as a Senior Mitigation Manager in Hagerty Consulting, Inc.’s (Hagerty’s) Recovery division and as a Hazard Mitigation Task Force Lead. The Disaster Discourse Team conducted an interview with Carver to learn more about his professional background and the valuable expertise he brings to the Hagerty Team. How did you first become involved […]

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Hagerty Consulting, Inc.’s (Hagerty’s) Executive Chairman Brock Long and Vice President Matt Hochstein recently took the stage with disaster impacted City Managers Mark McQueen and Sean McGlynn at this year’s International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Annual Conference in Nashville, TN, to discuss how to access and subsequently leverage disaster funds at the local level. As […]

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  The increased frequency of high-impact storms has made coastal living more dangerous and expensive than ever before. Traditional “hard” coastal mitigation measures, such as seawall construction and property elevation, cannot be deployed at the scale or speed necessary to provide protection from the significant adverse impacts sea level rise and inland flooding are expected […]

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently published draft guidance titled Planning Considerations: Disaster Housing to help jurisdictions utilize the traditional Six-Step Planning Process to develop or improve disaster housing plans. While many local jurisdictions do not have disaster housing plans, they have always played a critical role in housing recovery. That role has only […]

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Last month, FEMA announced that it will be releasing a fourth edition (Version 4) of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG), scheduled for publication January 2020.  It will be applicable to incidents declared on or after the date of publication. The PAPPG is a single volume document that combines all Public Assistance (PA) policy and provides an overview of […]

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“Supply chain resilience is the ability of a preexisting network of demand and supply to deploy surviving capacity, and/or introduce new capacity, under severe duress. It is the ability of a network, or portion of a network, to continue moving (directing, redirecting, flowing) goods and services even when important elements of the network are no […]

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Hagerty Consulting, Inc.’s (Hagerty’s) final post on the Evolution of Cybersecurity comes at the close of 2019 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and considers our team’s unique, programmatic approach to cybersecurity preparedness, specifically as it relates to cyber stakeholder engagement. The Cyber Nexus Approach (CNA) is intended to maximize participation in cyber preparedness and response […]

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