Emergency Management http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6608/more en Flooded Maryland city and county rebuild amid worries about future http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future <div class="node-body article-body">Questions loom about Elliott City, Md.’s future as the city and Howard County, Md., try to rebuild after the second ‘1,000-year flood’ in two years slammed into the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future#comments Emergency Management Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:46:00 +0000 82231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Damage from Ellicott City, Md.&#39;s 2016 flood. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ellicott_City_Flood_Recovery,_damaged_buildings_(28788821593).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Hawaii County orders evacuations amid ongoing fallout from volcano eruption http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/hawaii-county-orders-evacuations-amid-ongoing-fallout-volcano-eruption <div class="node-body article-body">As destruction from Kilauea's continued eruption continues to unfold, Hawaii County officials ordered evacuations with the Hawaii National Guard assisting in the evacuations. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/hawaii-county-orders-evacuations-amid-ongoing-fallout-volcano-eruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/hawaii-county-orders-evacuations-amid-ongoing-fallout-volcano-eruption#comments Emergency Management Mon, 07 May 2018 05:51:00 +0000 81931 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Source Sans Pro&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">A lava flow from a fissure&nbsp;in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kīlauea Volcano&#39;s lower East Rift Zone. Image via U.S. Geological Survey</p> Rescuing the rescuers http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers <div class="field-deck"> Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers#comments Emergency Management Fire Health & Welfare Law Enforcement Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:05:00 +0000 81431 at http://americancityandcounty.com Broward County, Florida officials criticize federal legislators, president following school shooting http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/broward-county-florida-officials-criticize-federal-legislators-president-follow <div class="node-body article-body">Local and state officials in Florida have sharply criticized federal officials and their inaction on gun laws following the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14 that left 17 dead. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/broward-county-florida-officials-criticize-federal-legislators-president-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/broward-county-florida-officials-criticize-federal-legislators-president-follow#comments Emergency Management Administration Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:29:00 +0000 81031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Marjory&nbsp;Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marjory_Stoneman_Douglas_High_School_sign_(8559921966).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> California wildfires spark issues of bilingual emergency communications http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfires-spark-issues-bilingual-emergency-communications <div class="node-body article-body">As wildfires continue to sweep across California, issues concerning emergency communications with the Spanish-speaking population have surfaced.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfires-spark-issues-bilingual-emergency-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfires-spark-issues-bilingual-emergency-communications#comments Emergency Management Fire Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:47:00 +0000 80491 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Wildfire in Ojai, Calif. on Dec. 6. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_12_06-14.12.22.363-CST.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> How public and private partnerships can empower resilient communities http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-public-and-private-partnerships-can-empower-resilient-communities <div class="node-body blog-body">Rives Taylor, regional sustainability leader for global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler, describes how partnerships can help a community develop resilience.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-public-and-private-partnerships-can-empower-resilient-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-public-and-private-partnerships-can-empower-resilient-communities#comments Emergency Management Viewpoints Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:34:00 +0000 80441 at http://americancityandcounty.com Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean City, N.J., animal shelter this past July, a U.S. Communities cooperative agreement helped expedite installation of rented A/C units so a variety of stray pets stayed comfortable.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Disaster Preparedness Facilities Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Fiscal Management Strategic Sourcing Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +0000 80121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Industrial air conditioners and a generator that Herc&nbsp;Rentals installed at an Ocean City, N.J. animal shelter on a temporary basis this past July after an equipment breakdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mayors nationwide express horror at Texas church shooting http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/mayors-nationwide-express-horror-texas-church-shooting <div class="node-body article-body">A mass shooting in a small Texas community has left public officials nationwide reeling. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/mayors-nationwide-express-horror-texas-church-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/mayors-nationwide-express-horror-texas-church-shooting#comments Emergency Management Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:08:00 +0000 80141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Sutherland Springs, Texas. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Linne-oil-field2016-2(sutherland-springs).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Gimme shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/gimme-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Teamwork, quick movement and pre-planning prove crucial in coordinating emergency hurricane shelters </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Teamwork, quick movement and pre-planning prove crucial in coordinating emergency hurricane shelters.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/gimme-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/gimme-shelter#comments Emergency Management Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:32:00 +0000 80021 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A shelter in Seminole County, Fla., set up as Hurricane Irma was bearing down.</p> Florida communities continue recovery processes after Irma devastation http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/florida-communities-continue-recovery-processes-after-irma-devastation <div class="node-body article-body">Florida communities are continuing the long road of recovery following Hurricane Irma’s devastation earlier this month.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/florida-communities-continue-recovery-processes-after-irma-devastation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/florida-communities-continue-recovery-processes-after-irma-devastation#comments Emergency Management Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:28:00 +0000 79591 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Summerland Key, Fla., post-<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Hurricane Irma.</span> Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Summerland_Key_after_Irma_(36452013073).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>