Should we Adjust our Approach? Natural hazards vs. natural disasters-is there a difference? I recently posted a blog about what we can expect from Next Year’s Natural Disasters. It was, I thought, a relatively benign piece targeting crisis and emergency managers. The concept was to think about what events of the natural kind could impact
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News you can use My thoughts on the NOAA Billion-Dollar Weather And Climate Disasters annual report. To provide news, you can use the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) report released in early January 2023. The report said that eighteen disasters topped $1 billion in cost ranging from Winter Storm Elliot (Buffalo, NY) to the
Doubling-down on the Disaster Empire mission Some of you have asked what Disaster Empire Quick Views is. Over the past year, I reflected on why I launched the blog. Back in 2019, I had the idea to provide an opportunity to share and connect the great work of practitioners worldwide. I was learning so much
Top 5 disasters that influence resilience The top five disasters that influence resilience practice are easy to call out. Crisis events that will impact resilience have widespread economic and sociopolitical overtones. Interconnectedness is the theme that comes to mind as I write this. Each of my picks highlights the global aspect of today’s business environment.
What is resilience anyway? I describe the benefits of disaster resilience quite often to others in my line of work. Recently, I was in a meeting prepping someone for a workshop on resilience, and I learned that their perception of it is different from mine. It got me to thinking that it would be an