Climate Change and Its Effects on Infrastructure

From the WashPost: Phoenix heat, Tropical Storm Cindy show how climate change is a threat to our infrastructure

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NAS Books on Resilience – free to download

Go to this link:

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Reports on Alberta, Canada Wildfires

Thanks to Steve Armstrong, I have copies of two lengthy after-action reports on the wildfires and evacuation in Alberta Canada last year. Since they are 176 and 82 pages long, I will not mount them here. Anyone who wants the full reports should contact me and I will send them to you via email.


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Webinar re Disabilities – July 13th

Announcing a new webinar:“ADA National Network Learning Session:
Emergency Planning for Institutional Facilities.” July 13th, 2017

Webinars begin at 2.30pm ET/1.30pm CT/12.30 pm MT/11.30am PT/9.30am Hawaii.
Registration: Free on-line at
Registration closes at midnight, July 12th, 2017.

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Video on State’s Role in Recovery

Half hour video on the role of states in disaster recovery: link is here. This video was  released last year by the Coastal Resilience Center.  Thanks to Alessandra Jerroleman for the link.

By the way, there is a facebook group called Disaster Recovery Community that may be of interest to readers of this blog.

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Improved Hurricane Decision Support

More capable hurricane decision support platform helps emergency managers

Hurricane Matthew was one of the first operational uses of DHS’s S&T HURREVAC-eXtended (HV-X) platform. The HV-X platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather. Development began in 2013 and since then, S&T identified the need for a comprehensive hurricane decision platform that encompassed all phases of planning and evacuations. Collaborating with FEMA, S&T worked to streamline the currently available HURREVAC storm tracking and decision platform. The result of this collaboration is HV-X.

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Recovery in New Jersey Shore

From the NY Times: Not Your Mother’s Jersey Shore. Five years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed communities along the shore, some towns have used the rebuilding process as a time to reinvent themselves.

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