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FEMA report on 5th Commemoration of Katrina/Rita

FEMA has issued its own report, 16 pp., titled Katrina/Rita The 5th Commemoration, August 29, 2010 September 24, 2010. It is a short, bland account of the program areas — individual assistance, public assistance, hazards mitigation, environmental and historic preservation….  … Continue reading

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Assessment of FEMA – some positive and negative changes noted

An invigorated FEMA is on the comeback trail. Do the federal agency’s local partners see any progress? Governing Magazine, August 2010. Among the positive signs the author notes are: While FEMA may or may not get more power to push … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster Recovery – June 29 – Deja Vu all over again

Since both crisis response and consequence management for the BP Oil Spill Disaster are being handled under the National Contingency Plan (NCP), rather than under the under the Stafford Act and the Presidential Disaster Declaration process, the Coast Guard, EPA, and … Continue reading

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Recent GAO Work On Long-Term Recovery from Disasters — FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Conference June 9, 2010

At the recent Higher Education in Emergency Management Conference sponsored by DHS, June 7-10, GAO staffers provided a handout summarizing their recent work on recovery.  For a copy of their 24 page handout titled “Recent GAO Work on Disaster Recovery: … Continue reading

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Likely New Features in National Disaster Recovery Framework

DHS issued the draft version of the NDRF in February, and the final version is expected out in June.  The Security Management website has a feature article titled From Response to Recovery, which seems to offer some hints about new … Continue reading

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Three Significant New Reports on Federal Recovery Systems

Three new reports out this week (April 13) address some of the fundamental problems of  the current federal recovery system: (1) Heritage Foundation. Federalizing Disasters Weakens FEMA — and Hurts Americans Hit by Catastrophes. Report # 2398 by M. Mayer … Continue reading

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