Tagged: hazards

Hurricanes and Floods: Protecting America’s Coastline from Extreme Weather

  This month, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), together with research support from Allied World and Earth Economics, published, Natural Defenses from Hurricanes and Floods: Protecting America’s Communities and Ecosystems in an Era of Extreme Weather. The document takes an in-depth look at the risks we Americans face from potentially...

September is National Preparedness Month!

As summer draws to a close and officially ends in with the equinox on September 22nd, the safety focus on outdoor recreation will shift to preparedness. What is preparedness, exactly? It is about knowing the hazards in your daily life and preparing for the scenarios that would most likely occur...

DHS Report Describes “Key Threats and Hazards” to U.S. Critical Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a report on the status of U.S. critical infrastructure titled, “Sector Risk Snapshots.” This compendium “provides a brief overview and risk profile of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, the Education, Electric, and Oil and Natural Gas Subsectors, and the seven Transportation...

2013 National Preparedness Report

Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD-8) describes the Nation’s approach to preparing for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. The Directive requires a National Preparedness Report (NPR), an annual report summarizing the progress made toward building, sustaining, and delivering...

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...

FEMA Releases 2012 National Preparedness Report

Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD-8) describes the Nation’s approach to preparing for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. The Directive requires a National Preparedness Report (NPR), an annual report summarizing the progress made toward building, sustaining, and delivering...

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants to Re-Evaluate Seismic Hazards

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released a new seismic study “that will help U.S. nuclear facilities in the central and eastern United States reassess seismic hazards. The Central and Eastern United States Seismic Source Characterization for...