MEMBER UPDATE January 12, 2015
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Note to our members:
With your member support and involvement, we look forward to continuing the promotion of natural hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation through a Whole Community approach. Please consider supporting this mission by volunteering your time as an NHMA Committee Member (email firstname.lastname@example.org for info), by maintaining your membership (which can be renewed here), by seeking your employer’s support to become an NHMA Institutional Member or Sponsor, or through a personal or corporate tax-deductible donation (which can be done here). If you prefer to donate via check, please download this form.
NHMA Board Elections:
NHMA Treasurer David Mallory has tabulated the ballots in our 2015 Board Election and has announced that all the folks recommended by the Nominating Committee have been elected to the NHMA Board:
Edward A. Thomas Esq. (Incumbent) to end of 2017
James K. Murphy PE (Incumbent) to end of 2017
Katie Skakel (Incumbent) end of 2017
Aaron Pfannenstiel, to end of 2017
Thomas S. Hughes, to end of 2017
James (Jim) Mullen, to end of 2017
Kirsten Orwig, to the end of 2017
Molly Mowery, to the end of 2017
John Duffy, to the end of 2017
Erin Capps, to the end of 2017
Things of Interest…
NWS Storm Prediction Center: Services and Tools for Emergency Managers Webinar, January 23, 12:30-2:00PM CST.
Webinar focusing on SPC’s mission and services related to severe thunderstorm and tornado forecasting, as well as fire weather forecast services.
An overview of natural hazards around the globe in 2014.
Guide to the process of comprehensive, multi-hazard planning based on real needs that focuses on response management will improve coordination, information flow, communication, and authority relations during a disaster every time.
Fourth annual scholarship program for master’s and doctoral candidates seeking academic degrees that focus on disaster safety and mitigation, including construction, engineering, financial services, meteorology, risk communication, social sciences, and more.
Study finds some U.S. coastal cities, such as D.C. and Wilmington, may be past the tipping point for coastal flooding disasters
National Infrastructure Advisory Council’s report on infrastructure resilience.
Munich Re reviews disaster losses in 2014.
Articles & Editorials…
National Weather Service confirms at least 7 tornadoes touched down in Mississippi.
North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission’s releases report showing the climate is changing along the North Carolina coast and the sea level is rising faster in some areas than in others.
Study led by Johns Hopkins University indicates increased intensity of storms from climate change may cause problems in cities you wouldn’t expect.
Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General releases report that FEMA overpaid for disaster recovery around Katrina by hundreds of millions.
Report by Government Accountability Office finds U.S. government isn’t fully prepared to handle major disasters.
Margareta Wahlstrom warns of the worsening of future disasters.
Outline of the past year’s rising temperatures and extreme weather.
Pricey development on dangerous floodplain contributes to tax base that supports protection of Miami’s shoreline.
The administration is releasing new plans instructing federal agencies to assess greenhouse-gas emissions as part of a broader effort to address climate change.
New research from NOAA indicates coastal cities will see tremendous increase in flooding by 2050.
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