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Hurrricane Sandy to Katrina: Two Disasters Exceeding $200 billion in Damages Set Stage for Opening of 2014 Hurricane Season

May 30, 2014 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

At a recent summit in New York's financial district, the news was pay now or pay much more later. Speaker after speaker either showed scientific evidence of potential disasters due to sea level rise or the enormous costs that are sure to follow the new reality…

Brookhaven Lab Smart Grid Workshop Focuses on Resiliency During Emergencies

May 23, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency

With extreme weather events on the rise, electric utilities in our region have learned that careful strategic planning is essential to providing reliable…

For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now

May 21, 2014 - in Emergency

Last week, scientists warned that a massive chunk of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet will eventually drift into the sea and melt, raising sea levels at…

Fire Departments to Gain GIS Expertise for Developing Safety Programs

May 6, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency, Modeling

Esri and Alchemy Management have selected five of the nation's leading fire rescue departments to take part in the 2014 National Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Leadership Program. As part of the program, Esri will train fire rescue staff on how to use mapping…

America’s PrepareAthon!, A National Day of Action Today

April 30, 2014 - in Emergency, Projects

Today marks the first National Day of Action as part of America’s PrepareAthon!, a community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by getting people to think about the disasters that could happen in their communities and to take action…

Rebuild for Resilience, Not Just Recovery

April 29, 2014 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

A new federal framework for disaster recovery would make coastal regions more resilient and save billions, according to Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies to Build Climate-Resilient Coastal Regions, co-authored by Robert Pirani and Laura Tolkoff of the Regional…

Dewberry Recognized for Innovation in Hurricane Disaster Preparedness using TerraGo Publisher

April 10, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency

Lauren Hand, a Dewberry Project Geographer is receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award in Emergency Management during the upcoming National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Florida. Hand developed a new geospatial tool that integrates data from Hurricane…

Eight Dead, 18 Missing After Massive Washington State Landslide

March 24, 2014 - in Emergency

Eight people were dead and at least 18 were still missing nearly two days after a landslide in Washington state buried homes and cars under mud and tangled debris up to 15 feet deep, authorities said. The search for victims was due to resume early on Monday…

Overdue Investments on New York’s Aging Infrastructure

March 19, 2014 - in Emergency, Financial, Projects

Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City’s essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the first time in decades. The scale and severity of the storm prompted numerous studies to assess the damage…

Ordnance Survey’s Online Map Service Supports the Environment Agency with Detailed Flood Mapping

March 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency

OS OnDemand, Ordnance Survey’s online map service, has been a valuable asset to the Environment Agency during this winter’s flooding, providing millions of households and businesses with access to detailed flood mapping. The storms affecting Britain since…