Tagged: recovery

Whole Community, Any Hazard: The Updated National Planning Frameworks

FEMA’s newly updated National Planning Frameworks were released late last week, including updates to comply with PPD-21, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, and EO 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, among others. The five frameworks, Prevention; Protection; Mitigation; Response; and Recovery, were last updated in May of 2013 and aim to foster a...

2015 National Preparedness Report

In 2011, President Obama issued the  Presidential Policy Directive 8/PPD-8: National Preparedness with the goals of “strengthening the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the nation.” The President’s directive, summed up in...

Major Overhaul to Hurricane Sandy Recovery in the Works

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy made a devastating impact to the east coast, “caus[ing] more than $19 billion in damage and lost economic activity[.]” Since then, there have been several relief programs that have helped in rebuilding the communities that were affected. A recent Press Release given by Mayor de...

One Year after Hurricane Sandy: The Recovery

October 29th, 2013 marked the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Dozens of states were impacted by the heavy rain, strong winds and record storm surges of the hurricane, particularly on the East Coast. The storm created extensive damage and it wound up costing states and local and federal agencies...

New Orleans Index at Eight: Measuring Greater New Orleans' Progress Toward Prosperity

The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center has released a report tracking the recovery of the New Orleans metro area eight years after Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. The report, New Orleans Index at Eight: Measuring Greater New Orleans' Progress Toward Prosperity, "provides the most up-to-date data on New...

National Planning Frameworks

The Department of Homeland Security has released three National Planning Frameworks this month, including the National Response Framework, the National Mitigation Framework, and the National Prevention Framework. These three documents are part of a series of five National Planning Frameworks which “document the roles and responsibilities of the whole community...

FBI Highlights the Hostage Rescue Team’s 30 Years of Service

The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team is federal law enforcement’s only full-time counterterrorism unit. FBI.gov is highlighting the team with a special 6 part series that celebrates its 30 years of service to the nation. Part 1: Three Decades of Service: “Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the FBI’s Hostage...

Federal Activities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

“At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] continues to coordinate federal government assistance — including Department of Defense-provided aid — to support states in response and recovery of Hurricane Sandy[.]” Involvement in the response to this storm also includes U.S. Northern Command, more than...