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Hurricane Sally Update – September 17, 2020

Posted by on September 15th, 2020 0 comments

Updated September 17, 2020 At a Glance Sally made landfall Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama. Sally’s inland flash flood threat is spreading into Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. Areas as far north as southern Virginia could pick up 6 inches of rain or more. Sally’s winds have weakened as the storm moves farther inland…. Read More »

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Get Ready: Hurricane Isaias

Posted by on July 30th, 2020 0 comments

UPDATE: August 3, 2020 A hurricane warning has been issued for a portion of the upper South Carolina and lower North Carolina coasts since Isaias is forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane tonight. The hurricane warning includes Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina. UPDATE: July 31, 2020 Tropical Storm Isaias… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness and Response



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Puerto Rico Hit by 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Posted by on May 4th, 2020 0 comments

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.4 magnitude earthquake off the southern coast of Puerto Rico early Saturday morning.  At a Glance The initial quake was recorded at 7:13 a.m. EST on May 2, 2020. The epicenter was located approximately 80 miles south of San Juan.  About 50 families were displaced from their homes. The… Read More »

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Severe Storms Reported Across the Southern United States

Posted by on April 24th, 2020 0 comments

If you are in or around the hard-hit areas, please let us know by phone or email how you are faring and if there is anything we can do to help. At a Glance Storm damage, tornadoes and flooding were reported Thursday in Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. A tornado hit several communities in South… Read More »

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Earn the Disaster Information Specialization

Posted by on April 8th, 2020 0 comments

One of the core competencies in disaster health is to be able to “communicate effectively with others in a disaster or public health emergency, including identifying authoritative sources for information and strategies for appropriate sharing of that information.” Earning the Disaster Information Specialization gives you new, marketable skills that can help you advance your career… Read More »

Posted in: Continuing Education, Emergency Preparedness and Response

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