Posts Tagged: hurricane

It’s Hurricane Season—Informing Federal Disaster Management

Hurricane season is well under way, and we’re highlighting some of our reports and resources that can help inform federal disaster management in events such as hurricanes. 2014’s first named storm, Hurricane Arthur, has already found a place in the record books. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, July 3rd—when… Read more »

NOAA Creates New Website Which Details Hurricane History in the U.S.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has consolidated 170 years of hurricane data in one place, its historical hurricane tracks website. The site provides data on hurricanes that made landfall going back to 1842 and provides links to information on tropical cyclones since 1958, according to a GCN article. On the site, visitors can search… Read more »

Energy Dept, New Jersey Team to Build Disaster-Proof Transit Microgrid

The U.S. Energy Department is collaborating with the state of New Jersey to build an electrical microgrid intended to power state’s transit system in the event of natural disasters, Reuters reported Monday. Selam Gebrekidan writes DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories will design a power grid with generating capacity of more than 50 megawatts. Energy Secretary Ernest… Read more »

The Government Man Talks About GSA’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

I have been using this blog as a forum for satirical commentary concerning some elected officials and certain components of my former lifetime employer, GSA. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no humor to be found in discussing Hurricane Sandy, one of the great disasters of a lifetime. In the last year GSA has been in the… Read more »

Responding to Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, the Super Storm that slammed into the Eastern Seaboard early last week, left behind a wave of destruction in its path. Cities like New York, Atlantic City, Hoboken, Philadelphia and hundreds more are dealing with flooding, power outages,and destructive fires as a result. The cost of the damage left behind is estimated to… Read more »

Response to Sandy

Not sure that I agree with this posting from Errata Security blog: but sure could bring interesting conversation to the table! Posted by Robert David Graham After the “we-built-that” controversy of this election, Democrats are using hurricane Sandy to refute Republicans, pointing out all the good that government is doing to help victims. For example,… Read more »

Hurricane Sandy Stresses Importance of Intergovernmental Cooperation

By Sam Williford, Associate Consultant Starting last week, and into the forseeable future, every level of government was called upon to work together to prepare for and clean up after Hurricane Sandy, which struck the area this past week. The recent disagreements between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford highlight… Read more »

Hurricane Sandy Preparation & Donation

This Halloween is shaping up to be a lot spookier for those on the East Coast. If you’re following the latest NOAA hurricane trackers, Hurricane Sandy is indeed turning inland and will affect several states along the Eastern seaboard, including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts…. Read more »

Call to Action: Help Get the Word Out About Preparing for #SANDY

I am posting this on behalf of the Ready.gov. CALL TO ACTION GovLoop, As many of you know, Hurricane Sandy is heading up the east coast. We are asking you, our fellow govies, to do the following to prepare yourselves and others for Hurricane Sandy: Read and share this post Visit http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes Like and share… Read more »