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Emergency Managers’ Best Practices for Evacuating Communities

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

With wildfires displacing tens of thousands in Colorado and other Western states, evacuation is on the minds of many in the emergency management community. In Colorado, what’s being called the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history forced the evacuation of more than 35,000 residents and destroyed nearly 350 homes. Emergency Management magazine talked to […]

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Tech Helps Mississippi Counties Preplan Emergency Transportation for Residents

By   /  March 9, 2012  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

Faced with an inland migration of its ridership after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi’s Coast Transit Authority (CTA) turned to technology to reconnect with patrons — and has been reaping the rewards of the upgrade ever since. The CTA provides public transportation for three coastal counties and previously handled bus scheduling using Excel spreadsheets, which while an […]

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Houston Leads The Way In Emergency Planning For The Disabled

By   /  February 21, 2012  /  Grants & Funding, Homeland Security, Training, Exercise and Drills  /  No Comments

The Houston Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative (RCPI) and the Houston Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) hosted a planning seminar with the focus of incorporating the unique requirements of individuals with functional and access needs in all areas of emergency planning. Bringing leaders together from emergency management and disability communities, this event focused on building partnerships, […]

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