Tag: natural disaster

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inspector general and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have launched a probe looking into the toxic water spill at Gold King mine last year. The agencies are investigating whether any federal officials engaged in criminal activity in the buildup to and aftermath of a leak of wastewater at an abandoned mine. […]

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Last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released their testimony on the progress made by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. The testimony is based on previous GAO reports that were issued between 2012 and 2015, and audits the progress FEMA has made in national preparedness, disaster response and recovery, […]

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This August marks the tenth anniversary of the catastrophic 2005 Atlantic hurricane season that devastated the gulf coast region. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall, followed shortly by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma in September and October. Ten years into the recovery and rebuilding efforts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has outlined the […]

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The U.S. continues to provide assistance in disaster relief efforts in Nepal after multiple earthquakes. The 7.8 earthquake and 7.3 magnitude aftershock have claimed over 8,000 lives and injured nearly 18,000 people…

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September is National Preparedness Month, and many U.S. government departments and agencies and related nonprofits are encouraging Americans to take the necessary steps to ensure they are prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency…

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In early August the Center for a New American Security released a report examining port recovery efforts during Hurricane Sandy. The report details the public and private sector collaboration that successfully prepared for recovery efforts…

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Earlier this year the RAND Corporation published a report examining Department of Defense humanitarian assistance/disaster response operations in four major international disasters occurring between 2008 and 2011. The report underlines the key lessons learned from DoD’s role…

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Earlier this month, the Department of Defense and their interagency partners began preparing for the 2013 hurricane season. The annual drill was hosted by U.S. Army North at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas…

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Assistant administrator for USAID’s Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, discussed USAID’s efforts in Africa and how USAID and AFRICOM can better work together to achieve common goals…

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