Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

Disaster Discourse: The Hagerty Blog

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2020 AS OF 4:30 PM EST Tropical Storm Cristobal developed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, June 2, approximately 155 miles from Campeche, Mexico, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Central Pacific Hurricane Center. It has been moving west at 3 miles per […]

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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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