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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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Tag Archives: FEMA
FEMA Has Made Progress since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, but Challenges Remain. GAO-16-90T; Oct 22, 2015. (Report is 24 pages). For those readers tracking workforce issues, see pages 14-15.
First as tragedy, then as farce: FEMA still to adapt to climate change . Despite the agency’s attempts to account for bigger storms, its outdated rules leave communities unprepared for disaster. An indepth look at recent disasters and the problems … Continue reading
[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=hurricane+katrina&iid=9612375″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9612375/year-anniversary-hurricane/year-anniversary-hurricane.jpg?size=500&imageId=9612375″ width=”234″ height=”138″ /]FEMA has issued its own report, 16 pp., titled Katrina/Rita The 5th Commemoration, August 29, 2010 September 24, 2010. It is a short, bland account of the program areas — individual assistance, public … Continue reading
An invigorated FEMA is on the comeback trail. Do the federal agency’s local partners see any progress? Governing Magazine, August 2010. Among the positive signs the author notes are: [picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=craig+fugate&iid=4821506″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/4821506/fema-head-craig-fugate-and/fema-head-craig-fugate-and.jpg?size=500&imageId=4821506″ width=”234″ height=”147″ /]While FEMA may or … Continue reading
[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9140960″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9140960/oil-from-spill-continues/oil-from-spill-continues.jpg?size=500&imageId=9140960″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /]Since both crisis response and consequence management for the BP Oil Spill Disaster are being handled under the National Contingency Plan (NCP), rather than under the under the Stafford Act and the Presidential Disaster … Continue reading
Recent GAO Work On Long-Term Recovery from Disasters — FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Conference June 9, 2010
At the recent Higher Education in Emergency Management Conference sponsored by DHS, June 7-10, GAO staffers provided a handout summarizing their recent work on recovery. For a copy of their 24 page handout titled “Recent GAO Work on Disaster Recovery: … Continue reading
Three new reports out this week (April 13) address some of the fundamental problems of the current federal recovery system: (1) Heritage Foundation. Federalizing Disasters Weakens FEMA — and Hurts Americans Hit by Catastrophes. Report # 2398 by M. Mayer … Continue reading