At Storm Petrel, we host two blogs. One blog is dedicated to the technical aspects of writing software using Oracle tools. That blog is here.
Information about our products, events, and updates from FEMA are below.
Storm Petrel LLC is green in the Green Mountains. We applaud Governor Peter Shumlin for Executive Order No 05-16 on 19 July 2016. Storm Petrel is steadfast and loyal to the green initiatives and the challenges facing us all from climate change. Our business mission is to help communities through their local governments prepare for, […]
607 Disasters In our case 607 is not an area code! But the number of FEMA declared disasters in Tempest-GEMS data. That includes natural disasters, fires and other emergencies. The most recent additions are: DR-4255-TX DR-4272-TX DR-4269-TX DR-4268-MS DR-4263-LA DR-4270-AR DR-4266-TX DR-4260-DC DR-4261-MD DR-4262-VA DR-4264-NJ DR-4265-DE DR-4267-PA Texas If we count just Texas, we have […]
Storm Petrel LLC welcomes Teresa Carter as vice president of business development. Teresa, recognized as a national expert on disaster recovery and debris removal, joins us with 30 years of experience. Highlights of her career include: World Trade Center (9/11/2001) managing debris Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana North Carolina Public Assistance Officer Hurricane Sandy (NJ/NY) Teresa’s […]
Meeting Agenda Marc Swetz (Oracle) 30 minutes overview of Oracle Application Express with overview of APEX Community and how the community communicates @mswetz Christina Moore (Storm Petrel) 20 minutes overview of commercial apps sharing corporate hints and guides on application development @cmoore_sp John Snyders (Oracle) 30 minutes on new features from Oracle APEX 5.1 […]
Update 13 October 2015 The upgrade to Tempest-Time 3.0 was smooth. Our technical blog will report a few behind the scenes troubles that present zero impact to our wonderful customers. We share our experiences about the Oracle update with our development peers. On Saturday 10 October 2015, Storm Petrel is going to publish Tempest-Time release […]
FEMA Equipment Schedule 2015 FEMA quietly released the 2015 equipment rate schedule during the summer of 2015. We have modified Tempest-GEMS so that users can selected which schedule to use when deriving the reimbursement rate for force account equipment. At present, we have the 2008, 2010 and 2015 schedules loaded. Our recommendation is that when […]
There have been 22 major disaster declarations this summer so far (01May through today 24AUG15). They are all updated in Tempest-GEMS. FEMA provides local governments and key non-profits funding through the public assistance grant program (PA). Storm Petrel periodically synchronizes our software with FEMA’s recent disaster declarations for the benefit of our users. Tempest-GEMS Tempest-GEMS […]
Storm Petrel applied for a trademark through the US Patent and Trademark Office (uspto.gov) in March of 2015, without a trademark attorney. In late July, we received affirmative notifications. But that was not our first notification. We applied on our own the first time through. Spending years working through the cryptic language of FEMA and […]
We did a very minor release of Tempest-Time on 21 June 15. Most of it were behind-the-scene changes to database structures and the like in preparation for upcoming features. BUT …. We did modify the Admin Report | Interactive Report. Changes Made: Added the Asset Type column (W2, 1099, Subcontractor) Added Employee Acct Link Added […]
State and local governments have been busy throughout the winter and spring of 2015 doing some ‘spring cleaning’ of their own to account for regions that have been hit hard by heavy snow, flooding, hurricanes, landslides, mudslides, and tornadoes. FEMA has been called on to help as several Presidential Disaster Declarations were issued during this time. […]