Emergency Management Blogs

Emergency Management Blog - Eric Holdeman: Disaster Zone
Disaster Zone

by Eric Holdeman: Emergency management in the blogosphere

Subscribe via RSS | About this Blog | Contact Eric Holdeman | Ericpedia

Smaller Jurisdictions Impacted by Sandy Feel Forgotten
December 05, 2012
Bookmark and Share

When a big disaster hits a broad geographical area and the impacts are felt in places large and small it is the "smaller" jurisdictions who will feel left out and abandoned.  


It starts with the immediate impact of the disaster.  News crews respond to the larger metropolitan areas where they have staff and where there is significant population and infrastructure impacts.  It is only days or weeks later that the stories of smaller cities and counties start to be told.  Hear one from a small town in Maryland that was on NPR today.  


So you have a small city with few economic resources dealing with significant damages and they are not being declared for Individual Assistance by FEMA/the President.  My guess is that in the end they will apply enough political pressure to reverse that decision.  I'll bet you that Maryland doesn't have a disaster fund so it is either be bailed out by the Feds or individuals will be on their own.  


This is why flood insurance is so critical a component for anyone living in the potential path of water.  It might be the only resource you have when a disaster does strike your home.  



Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic or a personal attack. Comments are limited to 2,000 characters.

Latest Emergency Management News

Moulage Provides Realism for ShakeOut Disaster Drill

The morbid makeup ensures that emergency responders have realistic-looking victims for disaster preparation drills.
Police officer working on a laptop
FirstNet Explained

FirstNet, the proposed nationwide broadband public safety network, is big, expensive and complicated. Here are a few basic things you need to know.
FirstNet Testbeds (Interactive Map)

FirstNet began negotiations with eight testbed jurisdictions, and the projects that did reach agreements should help shape the FirstNet network.

Latest Blog Posts RSS

Emergency Management Blog - Eric Holdeman: Disaster Zone FirstNet Explained
Apr 19 This is the biggest single interoperable communications project yet.…
Alerting Failure Draws Fire in Portland
Apr 17 The City says a failed alert this week was the fault of the alerting vendor. The vendor says it was the city's fault.…

4 Ways to Get EM

Subscribe to Emergency Management MagazineFollow Emergency Management on TwitterSubscribe to Emergency Management HeadlinesSubscribe to Emergency Management Newsletters

Featured Papers

Blog Archives