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Bridging Generations in Emergency Management

The field of emergency management has changed a lot in recent years. Many current emergency managers have hands-on experience but often do not have an academic background in the field, while new or aspiring emergency managers often have an emergency and disaster management education, but not much experience. AMU student George Navarini, who recently was elected to a student leadership position within the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has a plan to bring those two groups together so they can learn from one another.

Disaster Recovery: Public Health Challenges 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

On August 29, Mississippi will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the single greatest natural disaster ever experienced by the state. APU professor Juanita Graham writes about her experience seeing the devastation soon after Hurricane Katrina hit and again in a recent visit 10 years later. Graham writes about the challenges Mississippi continues to face when it comes to public health and how health professionals can prepare for the next disaster. 

Hurricane Season Has Officially Begun: Tips for Preparation & Cleanup

By Evan Rosenberg, faculty member, Emergency and Disaster Management at American Public University

Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast means dealing with hurricanes and their after-effects. The impact of a storm can affect one’s life for months, if not years, after it makes landfall. Survivors may be facing loss of job, loss of child-care options, loss of value in the residence, and more.

FEMA’s Craig Fugate Shares Numbers About Response and Recovery to Sandy, One Year Later

By Leischen Stelter

I couldn’t find many news articles about yesterday’s Senate subcommittee hearing on emergency management regarding the ongoing recovery from superstorm Sandy.

The only news article I found highlighted newly elected New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who doesn’t even have an official name placard yet, but wasted no time during his first congressional hearing criticizing administrative officials about Sandy recovery efforts and the skyrocketing flood insurance rates for residents, as reported the Asbury Park Press.