Tagged: preparedness

Get Your Business Ready for Any Kind of Disaster at Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

“This summer millions of business across the country were forced to close their doors in the aftermath of power outages, approaching wildfires, and flooding caused by tropical storms. Business interruptions, even if it lasts just a few hours, cost business owners greatly in terms of lost productivity and profits. You...

FEMA Releases 2012 National Preparedness Report

Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD-8) describes the Nation’s approach to preparing for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. The Directive requires a National Preparedness Report (NPR), an annual report summarizing the progress made toward building, sustaining, and delivering...

1 Year Anniversary of April 25-28, 2011 Tornado Outbreak

Nearly one year ago today the third largest tornado outbreak in US history (since systematic tornado record keeping began in 1950) was recorded on April 25-28, 2011. The areas most affected by the devastating tornadoes included the Southern, Midwestern, and Northeastern United States. In particular, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee,...

Guide to Improving Your Community’s Awareness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the International Association of Chiefs of Police have partnered “to develop community-based strategies and tools to improve the public’s awareness and reporting of suspicious activity.” The guide Resource Guide to Improve Your Community’s Awareness and Reporting of Suspicious Activity for Law Enforcement and Community...

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, April 22 – 28

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have partnered in recognition of the first anniversary of “one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history” to raise public awareness of what to do during severe weather and help save lives. “Last April, tornadoes...

Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a report regarding the preparedness measures in place to protect Americans living in nursing homes. “Federal regulations require that Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes have written emergency plans and provide employees with emergency preparedness...

How Does Your State Rank in Water Preparedness Planning?

The report Ready or Not: An Evaluation of State Climate and Water Preparedness Planning from the Natural Resources Defense Council, looks at how climate change is impacting water resources across the United States. Climate change is putting water supplies at risk, increasing flooding and erosion, and threatening fish and aquatic...

FEMA Seeks Community Input on National Preparedness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting community input using an online collaboration tool on four working drafts of the National Planning Frameworks and the initial draft of the Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plan, which are part of Presidential Policy Directive 8/PPD-8: National Preparedness. “This forum provides an opportunity...

“Leaning Forward: Go Big, Go Early, Go Fast, Be Smart”: FEMA for the Future

In addition to a report of its activities for the previous year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a document detailing its short and long-term vision. Entitled “2012 The State of FEMA” , this is a new product in FEMA’s march toward a National Preparedness Goal. FEMA Administrator...