Peak Tornado Season Is Casualty-Free

For the first time since 2005, May and June have passed without a single death resulting from a tornado. This is unusual because these months are considered to be peak tornado season. In fact, 2018 is only the second year on record with no tornado related deaths during these months. Because of only three tornado-related deaths the entire year, projections estimate that this could be the safest year for tornadoes on record.

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FEMA’s New Strategic Plan: My Thoughts

If, like me, you’ve been to any emergency management conferences lately, you’ve heard much about the recently released FEMA Strategic Plan. The new agency leadership is on-message regarding the Plan, ensuring it is the organizing structure of all presentations - from the National Hurricane Conference, to Getting it Right, to National Homeland Security Conference, and every smaller meeting in between. Having heard it pitched so often, I’ve been thinking a lot about it. Maybe you have too.

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Colorado Conflagration

On June 1st, 2018, the massive “416 Fire” started in forests just north of Durango, Colorado. So far, no homes have burned down and no firefighters have been injured. However, the longer-term impacts of the fire could generate indirect effects that may pose a threat to the citizens of Colorado.

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