Tagged: disaster

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month! Now in its tenth year, the nation-wide, month-long effort aims to involve the whole community in preparedness. Individuals are encouraged to educate themselves about the emergencies that could happen, make a plan for what to do in case of an emergency, and create a supply...

National Preparedness Month Blog: Unaccounted for: A National Report Card on Protecting Children in Disasters

Save the Children has released its sixth annual state-by-state assessment of U.S. preparation and safety standards for children in child care facilities and in schools. The report, Unaccounted for: A National Report Card on Protecting Children in Disasters, assigns the nation a grade of "unsatisfactory" and highlights gaps in preparedness...

National Preparedness Month Blog: U.S. Disaster Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations for Reform

The Center for Strategic and International Studies, along with the Pennington Family Foundation, has published a new report titled, White Paper on U.S. Disaster Preparedness and Resilience: Recommendations for Reform. According to the report, the United States faces a growing number of natural disasters which present "a variety of challenges...

Rising Cost of Wildfire Protection

Headwaters Economics has released a report on the Rising Cost of Wildfire Protection in the Western United States. The organization, along with Ross W. Gorte formerly of the Congressional Research Service, “produced this report to better understand and address why wildfires are becoming more severe and expensive.” Wildfires are becoming...

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Plan to Protect New York City from Future Disasters

On June 11, mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, released a new report on the city’s long-term plans for reconstruction following super storm Sandy and for protecting itself from similar devastating natural disasters. The 439-page report, “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” asserts that extreme weather, like Sandy, is...

NOAA Hosts Hurricane Preparedness Week

From May 26 – June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service will host their annual Hurricane Preparedness Week. The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be more severe than normal, and the Hurricane Preparedness Week website will have valuable information on how...

National Planning Frameworks

The Department of Homeland Security has released three National Planning Frameworks this month, including the National Response Framework, the National Mitigation Framework, and the National Prevention Framework. These three documents are part of a series of five National Planning Frameworks which “document the roles and responsibilities of the whole community...

Webinar on Essential Disaster Health Information for Your Mobile Device

“There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late....