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Disaster Zone: Heat Waves in the Pacific Northwest

Disaster Zone: Heat Waves in the Pacific Northwest

July 26, 2021  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Climate Change Emergency Management Guest Author

Heatwaves in the Pacific Northwest? This blog looks at a possible future where this is the norm, not the exception. 

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Disaster Zone: Emergency Operations Center Facilities

Disaster Zone: Emergency Operations Center Facilities

April 9, 2021  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management Guest Author

This blog reviews what an Emergency Operations Center should include to allow staff to function effectively during an emergency. 

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Disaster Zone: Lessons from Texas and Lebanon

Disaster Zone: Lessons from Texas and Lebanon

March 15, 2021  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management Guest Author

This blog looks at the 2021 winter storm in Texas and the 2020 Beirut port explosion and asks how lessons learned from each might apply to earthquake preparedness in Washington. 

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Disaster Zone: COVID After-Action Reports

Disaster Zone: COVID After-Action Reports

January 11, 2021  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management COVID-19 Guest Author

This blog looks at the role of the after-action response in disaster planning and offers shared after-action insights local governments are finding in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Disaster Zone: Public Warning Systems

Disaster Zone: Public Warning Systems

November 6, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management

This blog post provides a brief overview of a variety of hazard warning systems available to local governments.

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Disaster Zone: Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Disaster Zone: Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

January 31, 2020  by  Eric Holdeman
Category:  Emergency Management Guest Author

This blog post looks at the dangers of unreinforced masonry buildings. 

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