Category Archives: Federal Guidance

Disasters in First Quarter of 2017 Set Record

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?

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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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FEMA’s Public Assistance Program Change Out for Review

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

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New FEMA Guidance on Public Assistance

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.

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Recent FEMA Guidance on Recovery

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

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Are There Too Many Federal Directives and Guidance Documents?

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

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