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Solar Eclipse Planning Resources

Here is a 12 page guide: Solar Eclipse Planning Resources

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Readiness Concerns At Start of Hurricane Season

Once again, an author expresses concern about the lack of federal preparedness for hurricanes in this administration. See: Donald Trump’s Hurricane Season.


Expediting Infrastructure = Sacrificing Environment

The Trump speech on Tues. included a discussion of infrastructure, which for the most part received no press coverage owing to the many other topics he tackled spontaneously. From Reuters:  Trump infrastructure push rolls back environmental rules U.S. President Donald … Continue reading

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Effect of Natural Disasters on Economic Activity in Counties

See this NBER paper on The Effect of Natural Disasters on Economic Activity in U.S. Counties: A Century of Data.   Note this 40 page paper is not an easy read, but the topic should be of interest to many. … Continue reading

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Options for Managing the Opioid Emergency

If the Opioid Emergency were to get federal assistance, how would it be managed?  See this account from NPR.

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Some Resources for Students and Others

The Diva gave a talk to students at Georgetown University recently and told them about some free resources available to them.  One is the annual Higher Education in Emergency Management Symposium organized by FEMA at the Emergency Management Institute and … Continue reading

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A Big Step Backward in FL?

From USAtoday: As Hurricane Andrew memories fade, Florida weakens building codes.  Former FEMA Administrator, a FL resident, admonishes the state on that bad move. But in an article in the Tampa Bay newspaper, there is pushback on Fugate’s argument. I … Continue reading

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