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The current pandemic is composed of intense sprints during an enduring marathon. Leading an organization through COVID-19 means developing three types of resilience: personal, institutional and post-crisis.
The initiative announced earlier this month also offers active virus testing for people in the Treasure Valley whether they have symptoms or not. The group said it’s making the antibody testing available around the state.
Convening a group of expert decision-makers in times of crisis can bring about some friction. Here’s how to deal with challenges like overbearing leadership, bias, micropolitics and mental fatigue.
The current global pandemic has upended the operations of government organizations around the world. Here are five recommendations for leaders confronting the “once in a lifetime” coronavirus crisis.
State and municipal leaders, as well as private-sector executives, have in recent days taken action on their own to shut down school districts, close offices, museums and other businesses and cancel major events.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency confirmed that 19 people are dead after a tornado touched down in Nashville in the early morning hours Tuesday morning. Forecasters said more storms could be on the way.
The Hidalgo County, Texas, Community Services Agency and the county emergency management agency sought to solve the problem if responding quickly to residents in need and collaborated to develop the trailer.
Puerto Rico is bouncing back but is still waiting for much of the aid it needs to finish repairing infrastructure and homes. Congress approved $48.5 billion for island recovery, but just $15 billion has been disbursed.
The combined damage estimate for Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee counties is $30 million. “It’s important to note that any FEMA aid, if approved, would help pay for public infrastructure and not go toward private homeowners.”
Two people, including a child, and several horses and goats, were rescued Friday morning from a flooded farm in York County, S.C., said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office.
As of this week, crews have collected and disposed of 36,669 cubic yards of vegetative waste including parts or all of about 3,000 damaged trees. Debris from roughly 300 ruined homes and businesses has totaled more than 54,000 cubic yards.
Wednesday’s proclamation lets state agencies use state resources “to do everything reasonably possible to assist affected communities,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wrote in the proclamation.
Though the U.S. territory of 3.2 million people is used to storms and hurricanes, these are the first major earthquakes to hit Puerto Rico in a century. The psychic damage has been almost as bad as the physical damage.
The 29-story Stephen P. Clark Center, home of Miami-Dade County’s municipal government daily operations, was evacuated, according to Miami-Dade police. So were some buildings in the Brickell area, said Miami police.
Catonsville and Oella were hit the hardest in Baltimore County during the 2018 flood, and the county is still working to reconcile the damage. Some FEMA funding damage, $2.1 million, first made its way to the county Jan. 21.
Florida’s first lady said FEMA agreed to use the money to extend its Project Hope program for another 90 days in all counties hit by the hurricane. The program sends mental health counselors to the hardest-hit areas.
To ensure that the city's safety forces are protected from severe weather, the administration plans to build a small, short-term tornado shelter downtown — the "safe room," with capacity for 101 people for up to two hours.
Stutsman County, N.D., and the townships and cities within the county had submitted an estimate of $4.2 million in damage to roads and other public infrastructure caused by an October blizzard and floods that followed.
Helping their Aussie counterparts, these American firefighters have been adjusting to a unique firefighting culture, unusual lingo and landscapes that, while similar in some respects, differ from those of the U.S.
The 2010 quake caused over 100,000 structures to crumble and created enough rubble to fill five football stadiums. At the time, Haiti had no quake-resistant building codes or in-depth understanding of its vulnerability.