Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020 AS OF 5:00 PM EST Worldwide, there are approximately 5,831,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with roughly 1,722,000 of those cases presenting in the United States (US). While the US is experiencing a downward trend in new cases overall, the number of cases and deaths is rising in more than a dozen […]

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After-Action Reports (AARs) are vital tools federal, state, and local government entities and public and private sector companies can use to learn from their past emergency responses and inform future preparedness and response efforts. Traditionally, AARs are developed following a disaster, event, or exercise. However, not all disasters occur in a linear fashion. Pandemics, such […]

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The United States (US) now has a total 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, with forecasts expecting to see rising patient demand exceed hospital capacity in counties across the country. Every region is also beginning to confront their respective natural disaster seasons. Nationwide, forecasters expect 23 states to see moderate to major flooding this spring. […]

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As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, hospitals and healthcare providers across the country are facing unprecedented financial challenges in managing the triage, testing, and treatment of COVID-19 patients. For those looking to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for funding and support through the Public Assistance (PA) program, additional relief has […]

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Over the next several weeks and months, our communities will begin to emerge from this first wave of COVID-19 infections with a new reality that is focused on preventing the spread of illness, finding ways to mitigate future waves of infection, all the while returning to some sense of normal. It will likely take time […]

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As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are facing an unprecedented challenge nationwide. There are 56 active Presidential Disaster Declarations (all 50 states, five territories, and Washington DC) related specifically to the pandemic. Almost 1.2 million Americans are known to be infected and 68,000 have died (though the actual total numbers could be […]

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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 AS OF 4:30 PM EST HARD-HITTING GENERAL FACTS The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached over 3.27 million, with more than 1.07 million confirmed cases in the United States (US). Today’s Disaster Discourse focuses on countries reopening during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In the US, many states are […]

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As transit systems facilitate increased accessibility to public spaces and businesses, their ability to inspire consumer confidence will be an important catalyst for reinvigorating broader economic activity. This role underscores the importance of facilitating effective communication and coordination, ensuring vigilance to risk mitigation measures, and modifying practices to adapt to consumer behavior.   Transit systems have […]

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Late last week, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act was passed. The new legislation provides an additional $75 billion to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF). To date, the PHSSEF has been utilized to provide hospitals and healthcare providers with a funding mechanism to offset lost revenue – for […]

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020 AS OF 4:00 PM EST The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached nearly 2.5 million worldwide, with more than 814,587 confirmed cases in the United States (US). Today’s Disaster Discourse focuses on the ongoing economic impacts of the emergency, including additional relief funding being contemplated to address those impacts.  […]

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