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Increase in Hazard Mitigation Funds

Recovery Diva

From the CRS: Recent Funding Increases for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance. billion in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding will be made available to states, territories, and tribes (STTs) with major disaster declarations for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that $3.46

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Dealing with Dual Hazards

Recovery Diva

Researchers say individuals should respond to the hazard most pressing at the time and prepare to move locations if necessary From the WashPost: A tornado and flood are coming your way: Take cover or move higher?

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CRS Report on Hazard Mitigation

Recovery Diva

/From the Congressional Research Service this updated 32 page report: FEMA Hazard Mitigation: A First Step Toward Climate Adaptation

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New CRS Report on FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance

Recovery Diva

Just out, this 5 page report from the Congressional Research Service: Recent Funding Increases for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance

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CRS Report on Hazard Mitigation

Recovery Diva

From the Congressional Research Service, this 32 page report: FEMA Hazard Mitigation: A First Step Toward Climate Adaptation

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CRS Report on Hazard-Resilient Buildings

Recovery Diva

From the CRS, this new (19 page) report: Hazard-Resilient Buildings: Sustaining Occupancy and Function After a Natural Disaster

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What is Hazardous Material?

National Fire Protection Association

Which code or standard applies to hazardous materials? How much of a particular hazardous material can be stored or used? What floor of the building can that hazardous material be stored or used on? These are all questions some are faced with daily.

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New GAO Report on Flood Hazards

Recovery Diva

FEMA Flood Maps: Better Planning and Analysis Needed to Address Current and Future Flood Hazards. GAO-22-104079

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Job: Director of Hazard Mitigation

Disaster Zone

The mitigation experience profile is rising

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Hazardous Materials Identification

National Fire Protection Association

The risks, or hazards, associated with these materials are even more varied and must be assessed for a particular material in the state and manner in. [[ This is a content summary only.

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Adding Mass Shootings to Your Hazards List

Disaster Zone

They are common enough that mass shootings should be listed

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NFPA and IBC Occupancy Classifications when Hazardous Materials are Present

National Fire Protection Association

Hazardous materials are those chemicals or substances that are classified as a physical hazard material or a health hazard material (see this blog for more information). NFPA codes do not create a separate occupancy classification specific to hazardous materials.

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Disaster Zone TV - A changing climate and summer hazards.

Disaster Zone

Heat, wildfires and wildfire smoke are impacting communities

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Determining the Maximum Allowable Quantity (MAQ) of a Hazardous Material

National Fire Protection Association

Which code or standard applies to hazardous materials? How much of a particular hazardous material can be stored or used? What floor of the building can that hazardous material be stored or used on? These are all questions some are faced with daily.

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How Converging Climate Hazards in Asia Could Create $1.43 Billion in Losses for the Region

DRI Drive

In Asia and the Pacific, natural and biological hazards are converging, creating cascading risks on populations and infrastructures, according to a new report from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The post How Converging Climate Hazards in Asia Could Create $1.43

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Hazardous Conditions: Mitigation Planning and Pandemics

National Center for Disaster Prepardness

state develops a hazard mitigation plan, which identifies top local risks and provides a framework for long term strategies to reduce risk and protect citizens and property from damage. You can check the status of your state or local hazard mitigation plan here.

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Battery Energy Storage Hazards and Failure Modes

National Fire Protection Association

There are a lot of benefits that energy storage systems (ESS) can provide, but along with those benefits come some hazards that need to be considered. Around the globe energy storage systems are being installed at an unprecedented rate, and for good reasons.

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Hazardous Materials and the Applicability of NFPA 400

National Fire Protection Association

As I discussed in a previous blog, organizations, and even different documents produced by the same organization, define hazardous material differently.

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FEMA Launches Full National Risk Index for Emergency Assessment and Planning

DRI Drive

News FEMA Hazard Risk Metrics resilience Risk Assessment U.S. After a preliminary rollout, FEMA has unveiled its fully operational tool to help organizations and communities analyze their biggest risks to help them better prepare. FEMA’s U.S. National Risk Index was initially introduced in Nov. 2020 on a limited basis. Now it has launched the full application for users. It’s an online mapping resource that […].

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The Many Hazards of Winter Weather to Businesses

Alert Media

The post The Many Hazards of Winter Weather to Businesses appeared first on AlertMedia. Safety and Security Winter Safety

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Another New Variant to Add to the List

Disaster Zone

Omicron is the latest new pandemic hazard

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Late Season Hurricane Strikes the Southeast Are your employees ready for all-hazards

Business Continuity Today

Todd is in Georgia this week at the International Association of Emergency Managers’ 70th Anniversary Conference. When he landed in Georgia, Hurricane Nicole hit the coast of Florida, and the tail hit Savanna.

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RFP now open for FPRF Project: Landscape of ESS Hazards and Mitigation Strategies due October 5

National Fire Protection Association

Battery Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are a critical part of today's dramatic push for sustainable and renewable electrical energy. As a result, these systems are proliferating at an exponential pace.

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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: My Encounter with Electric Shock Hazards

National Fire Protection Association

How many times have you escaped death? That may seem like a weird question but if you are involved with the installation, repair or maintenance of electrical equipment the answer is most likely not zero.

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Be Prepared for Anything: The All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Management

Alert Media

The post Be Prepared for Anything: The All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Management appeared first on AlertMedia. Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness

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FREE NFPA virtual conference for global practitioners will cover fire protection, industrial hazards, regulatory concerns, healthcare facility issues, and more

National Fire Protection Association

“Different nations experience similar life safety threats and challenges, but they come at different moments in time, based on where countries are in their development.

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[Webinar Recap] Winter Weather Hazards: How to Prepare and Protect Your Business

Alert Media

The post [Webinar Recap] Winter Weather Hazards: How to Prepare and Protect Your Business appeared first on AlertMedia. Emergency Management Severe Weather Winter Safety

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The hazards of managing spontaneous volunteers during emergencies 

Crisis Response Journal

Asfandeyar Niazi says that although Pakistan now has rescue teams and a respectable, and expanding, emergency medical service, there is still the need for a unified incident command system. By Asfandeyar Niazi

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Raising Awareness of Electrical Hazards and Job Site Safety on Construction Projects

National Fire Protection Association

Construction Safety Week, May 2- 6, is an annual campaign that brings together a diverse group of organizations and industry professionals from across the globe dedicated to workplace safety.

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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Using OSHA Top 10 Violations to Identify Known Electrical Hazards

National Fire Protection Association

We are all creatures of habits. We do something over and over because it works for us. However, we tend to ignore a need for change even when what we do occasionally doesn’t work.

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Big Bucks Going to Puerto Rico

Recovery Diva

From HS Today: Over $1 Billion in FEMA Funds to Mitigate Future Disaster Hazards in Puerto Rico

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As populations grow and new hazards emerge, an understanding of global trends and research can help us chart the course

National Fire Protection Association

More people living on the planet creates pressure, on so many levels, in society. Fire and life safety is one of those pressures.

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Mitigation Policy After CA Wildfires

Recovery Diva

New Report from the Hazards Center in CO: From the Ashes: Mitigation Policy After Wildfire in California

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The Five Most Common Types of Flooding

Disaster Zone blog

Flooding is the most common hazard we experience

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CRS Report on Mitigation and Climate Adaptation

Recovery Diva

New CRS Report (31pp): FEMA Hazard Mitigation: A First Step Towards Climate Adaptation

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New Article on National Risk Index

Recovery Diva

From Springer open access, this new article: The national risk index: establishing a nationwide baseline for natural hazard risk in the US

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When Buildings Collapse

DisasterDoc

Building collapse is a common phenomenon associated with multiple disasters, including those caused by so-called “natural hazards” such as earthquakes and tsunamis and landslides, as well as “technological hazards” such.

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Source of New Book Info

Recovery Diva

Thanks to Lori Peek, Director of the Hazards Center at the University of CO/Boulder, for providing this link to a source of information about new books in the field of emergency management. She noted the New Reads series for a quick download on new publications. And she noted that they always welcome new submissions: [link

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Stop Blaming Climate for Disasters

Recovery Diva

“Natural hazards such as floods, droughts and heatwaves become disasters as a result of societal vulnerability, that is, a propensity of people, societies and ecosystems to be harmed. In addition, many natural hazards are not just natural processes, but have been made more likely and more intense by human-caused climate change2. From Nature.com: Stop Blaming Climate for disasters.

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Abortion Misinformation, Deepfakes, Environmental Racism: RAND Weekly Recap

The Rand Blog

This weekly recap focuses on abortion misinformation in a post-Roe world, the threat of deepfakes, environmental hazards in historically redlined communities, and more

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