Posts Tagged: preparedness

Shutdowns, Furloughs, Strikes and Layoffs: Emergency Preparedness for the Government Worker

Whether it’s a federal government shutdown, planned furloughs, strikes or layoffs, having your income suddenly cut is the type of emergency faced more often by govies. Having some plans in place can get you through having your income drastically cut for a period of time as well as ease the anxiety that goes along with… Read more »

Disaster’s Coming – How is Your Agency Preparing?

When she’s not wearing her 80’s gear and rocking out as the lead singer of our city employee band, the Black Death Socks (BDS), Breanna Medina is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California.  I asked Bree about her role and how she’s preparing our city to be a resilient community…. Read more »

Beyond Compliance, Beyond Reports: Data for Action

A week ago the famous Napa region was shaken by a 6.0 scale earthquake resulting in serious damage to buildings, injuries and disruptions in services to a large area. This is something residents in the Bay Area have come to expect and we are all waiting for the next “big one”, overdue in most experts… Read more »

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 »

Prepare A Zombie Survival Kit

Ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched their creative “zombie apocalypse” campaign last year, Americans have been even more exposed to the recommendation of making a survival kit for any disaster. I explore my own “go bag” in this video to see if I have all of the recommended suppliesby the… Read more »

Are federal agencies effectively utilizing technology for disaster response and recovery?

Last week, the entire east coast was rocked by Sandy. Now, a week later, life is starting to return to normal in some neighborhoods. Many, however, especially in New York and New Jersey, still remain without power, homes and in need of help. Many key decision makers, however, are not geographically located in the areas… Read more »