Pre-Disaster Mitigation, Anniversary of Maria, Florence Flooding, Outlook for next week

FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program is now seeking applicants, apply now! Eligible applicants are States, U.S. Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and local governments. Local governments are eligible Subapplicants and can sponsor applications on behalf of homeowners to submit to the Applicant. The program is  designed to assist States, U.S. Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in…

Erosion from Florence

Myrtle Beach survived the storm with little damage – foliage and other natural debris is spread throughout the roads but most will be cleared quickly. Myrtle Beach is currently getting their beaches buffed up by renourishment by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, but the project was paused during Florence. After the storm, damage is…

Florence & Mangkhut, Earmarks, Provisions in WRDA, Coastal Planning for Military Operations

Florence has dissipated but wet weather remains throughout the area as the storm’s bands move into the Northeast. Flooding continues in the Carolina’s. Florence was not the only storm endangering US territory – Typhoon Mangkhut, 2018’s strongest storm on record, slammed into Guam and the Philippines on September 15th at peak strength with sustained winds…

Back to the Future

History is about the present.  Think about it.  People had to live their lives centuries ago just like you do today.  Food, shelter, and safety were their concerns, as well as yours.   In the early 1800’s, they didn’t have all the comforts of daily life we take for granted today.  For example, transportation from one place to another was literally…