Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020 AS OF 2:00 PM EST According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) National Hurricane Center (NHC), Tropical Storm Isaias was located 55 miles southeast of Fort Pierce and 120 miles south-southeast of Cape Canaveral, with tropical-storm-force winds extending out 115 miles from the eye of the storm. Isaias is  […]

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2020 AS OF 6:15 PM EST The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, with a high chance of formation (90 percent) in the next 48 hours. It is currently located near the Leeward Islands, moving west-northwest at approximately 23 mph […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the nation upside down, and American lives are changing in new ways daily. Today, we are seeing positive cases surge across the country while many communities brace for the impacts of a devastating second wave. Consequently, business, community, and government leaders are continuing to face significant budget shortfalls while continuing […]

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As outbreaks of COVID-19 occur across the country, hospitals and healthcare systems continue to respond with live-saving resources and heroic measures to treat and care for patients. The response to the pandemic has created significant financial challenges for hospitals and healthcare systems from the effects of COVID-19 testing, treatment, and care. In addition to the […]

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SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2020 AS OF 1:00 PM EDT While moving inland on Friday night, Tropical Storm Fay weakened to a Post-Tropical Cyclone. Fay made landfall close to Atlantic City, New Jersey, at approximately 04:45 PM EDT on Friday, July 10. Fay brought torrential rainfall across parts of the Northeast United States (US). The tropical […]

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FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020 AS OF 09:00 AM EST Tropical Storm Fay is projected to make landfall in the northeast United States (US) on Saturday, July 11, with up to seven inches of localized heavy rainfall reaching coastal sections of the mid-Atlantic to New England. The storm developed off the coast of North Carolina, with […]

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As COVID-19 continues to stress disaster preparedness capabilities of municipalities across the nation, gaps in readiness have become more apparent. Globally, the United States (US) has the largest number of COVID-19 cases, with more than 2.8 million cases nationwide. In some regions of the country, COVID-19 case numbers are declining; while in others, case numbers […]

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