Sunday, July 3, 2016

Webinar. Thurs, July 7, 2016. FEMA. Combining Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plans

PIE to Hold Webinar on Combining Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plans
The Planning Information Exchange (PIE) will present a free webinar on Thursday, July 7 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT, (Starting at 1pm ET, 11am MT, 10am PT) entitled “Combining Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plans.”
This seventh part in the eight-part series involves discussions from Kristin Baja, a Climate and Resilience Planner from the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, and Sherrie Collins, the Emergency Manager of Monterey County, California. James Schwab, Manager of APA’s Hazards Planning Center, will moderate as they discuss:
  • The basic premise of Baltimore’s effort to merge its climate adaptation plan with the update of its hazard mitigation plan
  • Issues Baltimore has experienced or will experience (e.g., increased nuisance flooding)
  • Nature and scope of the Monterey County plan
  • Challenges in Monterey County’s multijurisdictional approach
  • And much more
The PIE is a free eight-part quarterly webinar series presented by the American Planning Association (APA) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).  The series is funded through a cooperative agreement with FEMA through the RiskMAP Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) program.  The PIE focuses on tools, best practices, and strategies on the role of hazard mitigation planning and its connections with recovery planning and preparedness. The PIE webinars provide one continuing maintenance (CM) credit for the American Institute of Certified Planners and one continuing education credit (CEC) for Certified Floodplain Managers.
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2016 Small Business Challenge

Announcing the Small Business Challenge! The 2016 Small Business Challenge from SB Works is a competitive process investing more than $100,000 in services that support DC’s small businesses. DEADLINE JULY 31

This summer, SB Works is seeking to fund ambitious applications for projects that will grow your idea, help your business where it hurts, fix your building, share your experience, or highlight your business community.

Apply for either direct services for small business operations or initiatives to improve the local small business environment.

Visit challenge for eligibility and application details.

FEMA Urges Businesses to Use FEMA Smartphone App to Prepare for Disasters

FEMA Urges Businesses to Use FEMA Smartphone App to Prepare for Disasters

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the nation to download and use the FEMA smartphone app.  The app is designed to help businesses, employees, and their families prepare for a wide array of natural and man-made disasters, and can help affected Americans recover, should disaster strike. 
 According to a recent survey by Pew Research, 40 percent of Americans have used their smartphone to look up government services or information. Additionally, a majority of smartphone owners use their devices to keep up to date with breaking news, and to be informed about what is happening in their community.
Some key features of the app include:
  • National Weather Service Alerts: The app enables users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. This new feature allows users to receive alerts on severe weather happening anywhere they select in the country, even if the phone is not located in the area, making it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening family and friends.
  • Safety Tips: Tips on how to stay safe before, during, and after over 20 types of hazards, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
  • Preparation Checklist:  Helps users put together emergency kits and develop family communication plans to determine how they will reunite with loved ones in the event of a disaster.
  • Maps of Disaster Resources: Users can locate and receive driving directions to open shelters and disaster recovery centers.
  • Apply for Assistance: The app provides easy access to apply for federal disaster assistance.
  • Information in Spanish: The app defaults to Spanish-language content for smartphones that have Spanish set as their default language.
The latest version of the FEMA app is available for free in the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.  For more information visit

The Black Emergency Managers Association International support(s) the Sustainable Development Goals

The Black Emergency Managers Association International support(s) the Sustainable Development Goals

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