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Preparedness Blog

    Whitepaper: How Technology was Used in Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    When Hurricane Harvey started as a tropical wave that formed off the African coast in early August, little did we know it would be one of the most disastrous weather events in U.S. history. Harvey made its first U.S. landfall near Rockport Texas with 130 mph winds, qualifying it as a Category 4 hurricane. Harvey was the nation’s first major hurricane since Hurricane Wilma in October of 2005. Hurricane Harvey was less than an inch short of breaking the U.S. record for rain dropped by a hurricane or tropical storm.

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    Topics: Emergency Management, WebEOC

    Preparedness Leaders, are Your Volunteers Prepared for Emergency Situations?

    Citizen participation as public health, medical reserve corps and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers can make the difference in our country’s ability to efficiently respond to a disaster or mass casualty incident. However, for volunteers to enhance emergency preparedness efforts, they must first be trained in the processes to follow and the tools to use, and then be provided the opportunity to exercise or drill their skills in order to ensure they are ready to assist in response to an emergency, incident or event.

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    Topics: Emergency Management

    If Resiliency Is Our Common Thread, How Do We Weave It?

    Topics: Emergency Management

    How WebEOC Administrators Can Bridge the Technology Adoption Gap

    Topics: Emergency Management, WebEOC

    Cultivating Technology Adoption within Emergency Preparedness

    Topics: Emergency Management, WebEOC

    What does Cybersecurity Look Like in the Workplace

    Topics: Leadership

    The Benefits of Using a Hospital Incident Command System

    Topics: Hospital Management, Public Health

    “Houston, we have a problem.” - Apollo 13 Lessons for How to Act During an Emergency Incident

    Topics: Emergency Management

    Easing the Burden: People and Technology Hard at Work

    Topics: Emergency Management, WebEOC

    Waze Shows Emergency Managers the Way

    Topics: Emergency Management