IPAWS Program Planning Toolkit Provides New Resources for Emergency Alerts

FEMA, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), has released the “Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Planning Toolkit.” It will assist new and existing state, local, tribal and territorial alerting authorities to create and support an effective program for alerts, warnings and notifications.  IPAWS is … More IPAWS Program Planning Toolkit Provides New Resources for Emergency Alerts

PrepTalk Released: Dr Carolyn Kouky’s “Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance”

Today, the PrepTalk Partners released Dr Carolyn Kousky’s PrepTalk “Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance”. In her PrepTalk, Kousky demonstrates the essential role of insurance in disaster recovery. She explains why not enough people have insurance coverage and offers suggestions for how the public and private sectors can work together to overcome challenges of increasing … More PrepTalk Released: Dr Carolyn Kouky’s “Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance”

SABER Helps Communities Back to Business During & After Disasters

In recent years, severe storm surges, flooding, mass power outages and other natural or man-made emergencies and disasters have affected businesses in myriad ways. When these disasters strike, the Homeland Security Enterprise relies on real-time data to effectively help businesses, and in turn, private citizens, recover and get back on their feet. SABER status in … More SABER Helps Communities Back to Business During & After Disasters

U.S. Army Corps of Engineering Issue Draft Assessment on Burlington Flood Protection Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the proposed alterations to the existing levee system. New flood risk reduction features in Burlington, North Dakota will also be constructed. There has been a history of flooding along the Souris River (also referred to as the Mouse River) in northcentral North Dakota. … More U.S. Army Corps of Engineering Issue Draft Assessment on Burlington Flood Protection Project

State Of Disaster Declared As Tropical Storm Imelda Impacts Texas

US Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in several counties that are currently experiencing widespread flooding due to Tropical Storm Imelda. This declaration will ensure that local officials have access to any state resources they may require to respond to this severe weather. On Monday, Governor Abbott deployed numerous resources to the … More State Of Disaster Declared As Tropical Storm Imelda Impacts Texas

Hurricane Dorian to Strengthen to Cat.3 Major Hurricane

On Thursday 29th August, Tropical Storm Dorian, moved swiftly to Hurricane Dorian, and is now forecast to strengthen into a Major Cat.3 Hurricane over the next couple of days according to the National Hurricane Centre & Central Pacific Hurricane Centre (NHC) in the United States. At 5am 29.08.2019. the NHC issued the following advisory; “The risk … More Hurricane Dorian to Strengthen to Cat.3 Major Hurricane

President Donald J. Trump Approves Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 30 to May 1, 2019. Federal funding is available to … More President Donald J. Trump Approves Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

Coral Reef Barriers Provide Flood Protection for More Than 18,000 People and $1.8 Billion Worth of Coastal Infrastructure and Economic Activity Annually

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released the findings of a new, in-depth study titled “Rigorously Valuing the Role of U.S. Coral Reefs in Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction,” – funded in part by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Insular Affairs – demonstrating annual benefits of coral reefs including a flood-protection barrier for more than 18,000 coastal … More Coral Reef Barriers Provide Flood Protection for More Than 18,000 People and $1.8 Billion Worth of Coastal Infrastructure and Economic Activity Annually

AmWINS Group, Inc. to Acquire The Flood Insurance Agency

AmWINS Group, Inc. (AmWINS), a global distributor of speciality insurance products and services, has reached an agreement in principle to acquire The Flood Insurance Agency (TFIA), a Florida-based managing general agency that specialises in private market flood insurance.  “The addition of The Flood Insurance Agency will significantly increase our capabilities for personal lines flood products,” … More AmWINS Group, Inc. to Acquire The Flood Insurance Agency