Category Archives: Agencies and Actions

Summary of Federal Response and Recovery Programs – from CRS

A 17-page summary of federal programs, done by the Congressional Research Service: Federal Disaster Assistance Response and Recovery Programs: Brief Summaries

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Possible Effects of EPA Budget Cuts

From the Conversation website: In planned EPA cuts, US to lose vital connection to at-risk communities. The Trump budget calls for slashing the EPA budget by an estimated 31 percent. Staff would be reduced by 25 percent and 50 programs … Continue reading

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EPA Knows How to Avoid Future City Water Crises

EPA Knows How o Avoid Future City Water Crises. It’s unclear where the next administration will lead the agency tasked with keeping America’s water safe.

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FEMA Releases Updated National Planning Frameworks

Details from FEMA: Today, FEMA and its partners released the updated National Planning Frameworks for each mission area: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. The National Planning Frameworks, which are part of the National Preparedness System, set the strategy and … Continue reading

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New GAO Report on Disaster Recovery Framework

Hot off the presses, this report on Disaster Recovery from the GAO. As the Diva noted a few days ago, the Frontline TV Show featured the huge problems with recovery and with the National Flood Insurance Program after Hurricane Sandy. … Continue reading

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Citizen Pressure Yields Changes in NFIP Implementation

From a local paper in NJ: FEMA agrees to major changes, Sandy victims may benefit. Interesting account of citizen pressure on FEMA to fix the NFIP. After weeks of criticism from Sandy victims, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed course … Continue reading

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Loss of EM Research Institutes

As someone who has been a researcher, educator, and consultant in the emergency management field, the Diva is especially pained to hear of closing of  EM education and training organizations in first world countries. I find it truly tragic that … Continue reading

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