Author Archives: recoverydiva

Fix Disaster Funding at Federal Level

From RollCall: Opinion: As Hurricane Season Approaches, It’s Time to Fix Disaster Funding. “Our federal government should stop treating natural disasters as surprises.” Among the recommendations are to fix the Stafford Act and the National Flood Ins. Program. We have … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Aspects | Leave a comment

NIST to Study PR Infrastructure Impacts

NIST Launches Study of Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico. The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it will study the impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, focusing specifically on the performance of critical … Continue reading

Posted in Hurricane Maria, Infrastructure | Leave a comment

Recovery Article and Video from UNC

The Diva highly recommends a recent article titled A Comparative Analysis of the Roles Governors Play in Disaster Recovery. Link: Smith_et_al-2018-Risk_Hazards__Crisis_in_Public_Policy(2) This 40 page article provides a useful summary of recovery research, mentions H. Katrina and the resulting PKEMRA, as well as … Continue reading

| Leave a comment

Alaskans Acknowledge Climate Change

Citizens and politicians in Alaska are well aware of the effects on their state. From the NY Times, see Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change.

Posted in Climate Change | Leave a comment

H. Harvey Precipitation Linked to Global Warming

A preprint of an article from the American Geophysical Union: Hurricane Harvey links to Ocean Heat Content and Climate Change Adaptation

Posted in Hurricane Harvey | Leave a comment

Hawaii Volcano

Once Lava Stops Rebuilding Futures Uncertain. “We really don’t know the extent of the damage and whether or not people can actually rebuild,” Hawaii state Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, who represents the Puna district where Leilani Estates is located, … Continue reading

Posted in volcano | Leave a comment

2018 Hurricane Season – Preparedness

From the NY Times: Puerto Rico Nervously Prepares for Hurricane Season: ‘What if Another One Comes?’ Emergency managers say they have revamped their plans since Hurricane Maria. But work is left to be done, and hurricane season begins June 1. … Continue reading

| Leave a comment