The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends, Preparations Begin for 2024

November 30th marked the official end of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. As predicted, it presented “above-normal” tropical activity and became the fourth most active Atlantic basin season since 1950. Fortunately, only one hurricane, Idalia, made landfall in the U.S., along with two [...]

Dam Safety Remains Top Concern Across U.S., FEMA Announces $211M to Fund Safety Grants

If your community has a dam or is in close proximity to one, you are probably concerned about public safety and the risk of expensive property damage in case of failure. This is especially true if the dam is [...]

New Cyber Incident Planning Guide for Emergency Managers Now Available from FEMA

Cybersecurity, or the lack thereof, continues to weigh heavily on the minds of many state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments. Rightly so, costly and disruptive cyber incidents involving ransomware, phishing scams, and other hacks are steadily rising. Take [...]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Ends, Cyberthreats and Attacks Continue

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month may have ended on October 31, 2023, but concerns over malicious (and often costly) cyber activity certainly have not. Apprehension appears to be on the rise as more public and private sector organizations fall victim [...]

October is National Community Planning Month: Celebrate Tribal Planning in 2023

Every year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the National Planning Association (NPA), observes October as National Community Planning Month. Its purpose is to identify long-term, equitable solutions that reduce risk from natural hazards such as wildfires, droughts, [...]

Climate Resilience: Nearly $2B in Funding Now Available Through Two FEMA Grant Programs

Record-breaking heat, major hurricanes, droughts, flooding rains - given the frequency and severity of these and other weather events, the effects of climate change are on the minds of many. That includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which [...]