How Can You Develop A Plan Effective For YOUR Campus?

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are over 7,000 colleges and universities in America. Many campuses in the United States are located in areas that are prone to natural disasters. Many Office of Emergency Management in Higher Education appeared after 9/11, devastating weather events, and active-shooter situations. Institutions like the University of[…]

Simple Flood Preparations

The threat of flash flooding for the Midwest and Southeast continues to grow as the weekend approaches! Although no region in the United States is safe from flooding disasters, you can make simple preparations in the event that your community is threatened by flooding! Flood Insurance Flood Insurance is available for homeowners who live in[…]

Taking Shelter in Severe Weather!

Across the country, many states  have suffered greatly from tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash flooding. Record-breaking rainfall amounts have caused unprecedented infrastructure damage and destruction to housing. In April, dozens of EF2 and some EF3 tornadoes ripped across the Southeast causing 28 deaths. Severe weather can unexpectedly occur, so how can you be prepared when it strikes? Tornadoes[…]

Possible routes for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Emergency Management News Round-Up

Take a look at the Top 5 Emergency Management and Public Safety stories from this week: Emergency management and public safety professionals from across the country are gathered in Alexandria, Virginia for the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Mid-Year Leadership Forum.  Author and historian Jon Meacham will give the keynote address. FEMA has submitted their[…]

Make the Most of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Being an emergency management director is tough business – sometimes it seems that people don’t even know you exist until a devastating weather event happens.  It can be a real challenge to keep the importance of emergency preparedness in the spotlight, and that’s why opportunities like National Severe Weather Preparedness week can’t be missed!  Although[…]