Month: January 2021

COVID wave hits LA ports, increasing need for vaccines

Nearly 700 dockworkers in the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have contracted COVID-19 and hundreds more are taking virus-related leave, raising fears of a severe slowdown in the multi-billion dollar logistics economy of the region. A growing infection rate of longshoremen, which parallels the virus outbreak across California, is exacerbating a massive […]

FEMA’s New National Risk Index Provides Data Assessment Capability

FEMA has released a new National Risk Index that helps state and local jurisdictions prepare for and mitigate natural disasters. The index provides standardized risk data for mitigation planning and an overview of 18 different risk factors. It is a free downloadable database that any jurisdiction can use due to its flexibility and scalability. “Unlike […]

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