Hurricane Michael: Is D-SNAP ICS Scalable?

Hurricane Michael was the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the contiguous United States since Andrew in 1992 and the first Category 5 hurricane on record to impact the Florida Panhandle. The highest sustained winds recorded reached 160 mph. Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach on the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2018.  The […]

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D-SNAP Operations after Hurricane IRMA

On September 10, 2017 Hurricane IRMA struck the Florida Keys as a category four storm packing winds up to 130 mph. Beginning on September 27, 2017 through December 3, 2107, Florida’s Department of Children & Families (DCF) operated 50 different D-SNAP sites and served over three million individuals who had suffered loss due to Hurricane Irma. […]

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Puerto Rico’s 2017 Dual Hurricanes Response And Recovery Plan

In the wake of the 2017 Dual Hurricanes (i.e., IRMA and MARIA) and the tremendous impact on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Drs. Pietro Marghella (D.Sc.) and Leonard Singer (M.D.) were deployed to support the Governor and the Secretary of Health to develop a comprehensive response and recovery plan for the Commonwealth’s medical and public […]

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