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FEMA Releases Protective Actions Guidance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency released the latest guidance on protective actions during natural disasters. According to the report, “evacuation and shelter-in-place have become more important to emergency management operations in previous years.” To address these developments, the document provides a tailored overview of evacuation and shelter-in-place operations by drawing...

NEMA Biennial Report 2014

Yesterday, the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) published their 2014 Biennial Report. Since 1996, NEMA has published the Biennial Report that contains information on various aspects of state emergency management and Homeland Security. This edition incorporates detailed information on Emergency Management and Homeland Security organizational structures and staffing, governor’s authority...

Report Offers Guidance, Strategies, and Tools for Emergency Evacuations

The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) “National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 740: ‘A Transportation Guide for All-Hazards Emergency Evacuation’ focuses on the transportation aspects of evacuation, particularly large-scale, multijurisdictional evacuation.” “The guidance, strategies, and tools in NCHRP Report 740 are based on an all-hazards approach that has applicability to...