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Record-Breaking Hurricanes Stretch and Strain FEMA
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9/11/2017
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have illustrated how the disaster agency — unable to be everywhere at once — has been forced to become more nimble.
Drone Usage Post-Harvey Will Hit 'Landmark' Level, FAA Chief Says
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9/11/2017
Drones are playing a transformative role in post-hurricane operations in the Houston area, and the FAA had to give clearances quickly.
Trump FEMA Chief Supports Cutting Coverage for Flood-Prone Homes
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8/24/2017
President Donald Trump’s emergency management director said he’s pushing for an overhaul of disaster relief so that states, cities and homeowners bear more of the costs, and less of the risk falls on the federal government.
President Trump's Projected Budget Cutbacks Could Undermine Homeland Security
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7/11/2017
When President Trump unveiled his fiscal year 2018 Budget Blueprint this spring, the emergency management community shuddered.
Civil Defense Reincarnated
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7/11/2017
If history repeats itself, we may be about to turn the corner and head back to having at least some focus on civil defense. Emergency management is, after all, a product of the civil defense era. What I think is perhaps pushing us in that direction is the threat from North Korea.
Self-dispatching in Emergencies and Disasters
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2/9/2016
As an emergency professional, we are prepared to deal with unexpected situations, including disasters. Every time we hear about potential or real crisis, we automatically review the procedures in our minds and the desire to help is enormous. On many occasions, I would like to go directly to a scene to assist the victims and my peers. I believe that this feeling is not different among everyone involved in this field.