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Claire B. Rubin has 39 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Category Archives: Federal Guidance
U.S. disasters in first 3 months of 2017 cost record $5B. Given these facts, is this the right time to endure major cutbacks in federal funding regarding EPA, NOAA, FEMA and other agencies?
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
Article from Emergency Management magazine on new proposal re Public Assistance Program: See: FEMA Seeks Comment on Potential Disaster Deductible Concept; The concept addresses recommendations to increase the disaster declaration threshold by instead buying down risk. ________________________________ FEMA Public Assistance … Continue reading
FEMA just issued the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide that combines all existing policies into a self-contained, simple, adaptable, and searchable publication. The URL takes you to the new document and related materials.
Somehow I missed this one, which was issued in Feb. of this year. See: EffectiveCoordinationofRecoveryResourcesGuide. (59 pp.) I had assume it would provide guidance for the National Disaster Recovery Framework, which was issued in Sept. 2011, but a footnote said … Continue reading
Based on the recent question I posed about what documents readers are/are not interested in, and fueled by several conversations with federal officials and contractors dealing with the aftermath of H. Sandy, I wonder whether the U.S. emergency management system … Continue reading