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Claire B. Rubin has 40 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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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
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
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
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.
A preprint of an article from the American Geophysical Union: Hurricane Harvey links to Ocean Heat Content and Climate Change Adaptation
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