A nightmare scenario for the coasts

“We can’t pretend or rely on our past experiences,” Sanchez said. “We have to recognize that each disaster is different. And if it’s telling…

Note: This article was written in collaboration with Kelly R McKinney, AVP, Emergency Management + Enterprise Resilience at NYU Langone Health in New York City and Mark Annas, Emergency Management Coordinator of Riverside California. Originally published in the Resilience Post.

“The thing we need to get people to understand is…

COVID-19 WEA message sent to Harris County, TX residents on November 17, 2020.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) have come along way. Established in 2008 by the Warning, Alert and Response Network Act, WEA became operational in 2012. …

The Second Half of 2020

The blinking red light

The alarm is sounding. We usually hear its screeching high pitched sound and it captures our attention. The blinking red light puts us on high alert. But that’s not the case right now. The alarm is now just a constant humming…

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“It sounds like a daunting challenge but the one piece of advice I consistently give my colleagues across the country is to cover as much turf as you can. Identify what your priority areas are and focus on those.”

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Read the 2020 hurricane season forecast by NOAA

In this 30-minute webinar, Tetra…

I See You: An Open Letter from Emergency Managers to Those We Serve

Sawubona: the beautiful African greeting that literally means, “I see you, you are important to me and I value you.” It is the most common greeting of the Zulu tribe.

In context it can also mean, “We

Our faith based partnerships as we enter a holy season

Today marks our 40th consecutive day of the activation in our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Harris County’s response to COVID-19. This is now our longest running activation, longer than Harvey. …

How the coronavirus response began and how we can win it

New York, NY, March 31, 2020 — The USNS Comfort arrived in New York Harbor to support the national, state and local response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Photo: FEMA

Disaster responses, much like wars, are “Come as You Are” parties. Their premise is simple. You get a phone call. The phone actually rings, so by today’s social standard you know it is already something out of the ordinary…

Disrupting Disasters

Francisco Sanchez | @DisasterPIO

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