State Rankings for Public Health Risks

See this article from the HSDL: Preparing for Public Health Threats.

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Two Toolkits Available

NYC Community Emergency Planning in NYC; A Toolkit for Community Leaders.  This 34 page document should be of interest to other communities too. A template is also available at the same URL.

From FEMA: Emergency Planning for First Responders and Their Families

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“Dismantle the Dept. of Homeland Security”

From the New Republic: Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security. “The case for abolishing the wasteful, incompetent, and abusive mega-agency has become especially urgent under Trump.”

What I find interesting is that both liberal and conservative critics are cited in the article. [The Diva is amazed that no readers comments on this article. ]
Update:
see this posting by fellow blogger Eric Holdeman:

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New Worry About Puerto Rico’s Debt

In Puerto Rico, a skirmish over how much debt the bankrupt island can handle.
Will the money go to bondholders or to disaster victims?

Yet another unique problem that PR has and one that poses serious concerns for the recovery process.

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“Resilience Matters”

New document issued by Island Press. See: Resilience Matters Transformative Thinking in a Year of Crisis.  This 145 page report is a free download.

Thanks to Ed Thomas, Natural Hazards Mitigation Assoc., for the citation.

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Identifying Vulnerable Populations in a Disaster

Article re recent work by Canadian academics: Algorithm helps first responders identify vulnerable people during natural disasters

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