Tagged: disaster

1964 Alaska Earthquake and Tsunamis

Great Alaskan Earthquake & Tsunamis of 1964 On March 27, 1964, the second largest recorded earthquake in history struck Prince William Sound, Alaska. Measuring 9.2 on the Richter scale, the earthquake killed nine and a further 122 died from the subsequent tsunamis. This event has been referred to as the....

Still Picking Up the Pieces: The Two Year Anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Today is the second anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster that occurred in northeast Japan following a magnitude-9 earthquake on March 11, 2011. The earthquake, which developed on the ocean floor just off the coast of the country, generated a large tsunami which struck the power plant...

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center: Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center offers links and information on Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages. “The tools on this page are designed to provide mobile device users access to Web-based content. They are developed to run on specific mobile platforms, such as iOS (iPhone...

Reducing Risks of Future Disasters: Priorities for Decision Makers

Reducing Risks of Future Disasters: Priorities for Decision Makers The United Kingdom’s Government Office for Science has released a report entitled, “Reducing Risks of Future Disasters: Priorities for Decision Makers”. From the foreword by Professor Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to Her Majesty’s Government and Head of the Government...

Transportation During and After Hurricane Sandy

The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, part of New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, released a report this month examining Hurricane Sandy’s impact on transportation in the New York Region during and after the storm. This storm “demonstrated the strengths and limits of the transportation...

Federal Activities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

“At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] continues to coordinate federal government assistance — including Department of Defense-provided aid — to support states in response and recovery of Hurricane Sandy[.]” Involvement in the response to this storm also includes U.S. Northern Command, more than...

Are You Ready for the Frankenstorm?

Hurricane Sandy is a category-1 storm that is estimated to bring “life-threatening flooding to the US mid-Atlantic coast and hurricane-force winds from Virginia to Massachusetts, Monday evening and into Tuesday.” The storm has been gaining more strength, with winds of over 90 miles per hour, and conditions are anticipated to...

Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

On October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m., a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocked California’s Bay Area. As it “rippled outward from its core, it left a trail of destruction from Santa Cruz to San Francisco,” bringing about the deaths of 63 individuals and $7 billion dollars worth of damage. Centered near...

Get Your Business Ready for Any Kind of Disaster at Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

“This summer millions of business across the country were forced to close their doors in the aftermath of power outages, approaching wildfires, and flooding caused by tropical storms. Business interruptions, even if it lasts just a few hours, cost business owners greatly in terms of lost productivity and profits. You...