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- Agencies turn to social media to engage public in an emergency
Through social media, the government is able to listen to the needs of the public and citizens and find out what’s going on in emerging situations” Justin Herman, social media lead, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, GSA
- Why Ham Radio Is Still Handy
Ham radio has worked in emergencies where nothing else gets through.
- The Day Before video
FEMA/Ad Council, National Preparedness Month
- FEMA videos videos
- Disaster Preparedness Videos videos
produced by Delaware Citizen Corps for the State of Delaware.
- The Natural Hazards Observer
covers disaster issues, recent disaster management and education programs, hazards research, political and policy developments, resources and Web sites, upcoming conferences, and recent publications.
- Amanda Ripley
a longtime TIME Magazine contributor, writes about human behavior and public policy.
- Emergency Management News
all-hazards publication of record for emergency management, public safety and homeland security stakeholders charged to protect our communities, critical infrastructure and the security of our nation.
- Disaster Zone
Emergency Management Blogs
- Google’s Crisis Response project
makes disaster information more accessible around natural hazards and disasters, and humanitarian crises.
- A Free Mobile Disaster Preparedness App
from the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) delivers checklists, communication tools and vital safety tips to prepare users for hurricanes, wildfire, severe winter weather, earthquakes and other disasters.
- The Red Guide to Recovery
features a free individual guide to disaster recovery app and a free property inventory.
- The Multi-hazard Business Continuity Management
Guide for small and medium enterprises is intended to inform and guide decision makers and technical service providers on how to manage business continuity vis-à-vis the multiple hazards that may threaten the production and delivery of services and goods.
- Making Cities Resilient Report 2012
provides a snapshot of resilience building activities at the local level and identifies trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction.
- For Californians, 2 Quakes Put Preparedness Back on the Map
- The Northridge Earthquake Virtual Exhibit
- The Northridge Earthquake: “Like a Punch Delivered from Below”
It’s been two decades since the magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake shook Los Angeles to its core. Richard Andrews presided over the Herculean effort to make the city whole again
- Predicting earthquakes and saving lives – with smartphones
A team from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created an app that uses the accelerometer in your smartphone, and turns it into a simple seismometer (device that detects the vibrations from earthquakes).
- Northern California quake is a curiosity for seismologists
The 5.7 temblor northeast of Sacramento, in a part of the state that hasn’t been studied much, didn’t do a lot of damage but was felt ‘along an unusual distance.’
- New Bay Bridge’s earthquake challenges and fixes
Building the new Bay Bridge to the highest seismic safety standards in California history presented engineers with numerous challenges.
- California Seismic & Agriculture Experts to Discuss Quake Threats to State’s Agriculture
The California Seismic Safety Commission is working with the Department of Food and Agriculture and agriculture industry to understand and review what if any, current disaster plans exist for the agriculture industry. Once there is a better understanding of the current plans, they will work in partnership to develop plans that could be applied to all hazards. The devastation to Japan’s agricultural community from the 2011 tsunami will provide lessons on what measures California could take to reduce similar losses. This will save post disaster dollars for California’s agriculture industry.
- Feds donate $5M toward Calif. quake alert system
California’s prototype earthquake warning system is getting a $5 million boost from the federal government.
- Sounding the Alarm
An early warning system would save thousands of lives when the next major earthquake hits. But will California find the money to implement it?
- Camp Pendleton Marines Plan Earthquake Response
The Marine Corps is using its experience in training for crises overseas to launch training for a disaster closer to home. The Corps brought to Camp Pendelton leaders of the U.S. Marines’ Northern Command who were involved with Hurricane Sandy Relief on the East Coast last year.
- San Francisco OKs quake retrofitting for at-risk buildings
Owners would be required to reinforce wood-frame soft-story buildings with parking garages or storefronts on the ground floor built before 1978.
- A Massive Earthquake in Istanbul Is Inevitable
The vast city is as vulnerable to earthquakes as Los Angeles, but not as prepared
- Earthquake Country Alliance
a statewide public-private partnership of people, organizations, and regional alliances working together to improve preparedness, mitigation and resiliency.
- Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
for Central United States
- Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
for San Francisco Bay Region
- Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
for Southern California
- Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $20 Million in FEMA Funding for Sandy Debris Removal on Long Island
FEMA has awarded NYSDOT over $19,795,669 in funds to reimburse them for the costs of collection, removal, and disposal of debris that resulted from Superstorm Sandy.
- Westchester County will receive more than $2.4 million in federal aid for Sandy relief
The Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities, which protected the Yonkers Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant from flooding and losing power when Superstorm Sandy hit, will receive federal funds through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act.
- Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?
- AG finds some Sandy aid is unused or misspent
After charities reported raising $575 billion for Hurricane Sandy relief, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a preliminary report reviewing how money was spent by charities to aid devastated communities.
- After the Storm: Superstorm Sandy Update
“The CNYC is working through the National Association of Housing Cooperatives to change the way the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regards cooperatives and condominiums,” says Mary Ann Rothman, the executive director of the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums (CNYC). “We believe that we should be eligible for FEMA grants to rebuild building-wide systems or clear debris from areas such as lawns and campuses. FEMA presently considers us to be business enterprises and therefore not eligible for grants; however, individuals still qualify for FEMA grants to repair the insides of their units.”
- AT&T solar stations offer quick recharge in New York
The telecom company has installed 25 Street Charge stations in parks throughout the five boroughs of New York. The initial run marks a trial for a potential broader deployment. This project, comes out of AT&T’s work during the recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
- Map Mashes Hurricane Information with Energy Infrastructure Data
A new map from the U.S. Energy Information Administration displays information that predicts the path of hurricanes along with GIS data on energy infrastructure, allowing those in the energy industry to keep an extra close watch on natural disasters as they unfold.
- Two N.J. towns will get over $5 million in reimbursement from FEMA.
NJ Governor Christie announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved over $5 million to two New Jersey towns.
- Fire Departments Impacted by Hurricane Sandy May Be Eligible for FEMA Grants
Fire departments that experienced the loss of or damage to emergency facilities, emergency vehicles, firefighting equipment, and other emergency equipment or personal protective gear due to Hurricane Sandy may be eligible to receive FEMA Public Assistance funds to aid their recovery.
- First FEMA trailer for N.J. Hurricane Sandy victims arrives in Monmouth
There are currently 45 housing units on Fort Monmouth that have been identified for use by storm victims.
- NY synagogues struggle to find aid after Sandy
“The best thing they can do right now is go to the Small Business Administration and register for assistance.” Donald Caetano, FEMA
- Why Building Resilient Networks Matter – Sandy
Pat Brandes, Executive Director, Barr Foundation writes about lessons learned about resilient networks from Super Storm Sandy. Robust networks and a sense of agency are needed for resilience.
- Social media and Hurricane Sandy: Comparing agency strategies
“…keeping riders up to date is just as important as tracks and rolling stock,” Ray Rivera,The New York Times
- Habitat For Humanity Launches First-ever Fleet Of Mobile Response Units To Assist Sandy Victims
Chevrolet, Lowe’s and Bosch partner with Habitat to develop and deploy the response units, which will provide tools and equipment to help N.Y., N.J. families with critical repairs This is another example of private and non-profit partnerships.
- Money Lessons From Hurricane Sandy, author learned two important money lessons that you should know about being fully ready for a superstorm or other natural disaster.
- Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Photos, NY Times
- Estimate of Economic Losses Now Up to $50 Billion, Losses from Hurricane Sandy could total $30 billion to $50 billion, according to Eqecat, which tracks hurricanes and analyzes the damage they cause.
- Hurricane Sandy’s lessons learned reminiscent of Isaac, experts say, both Sandy and Isaac were marked by the failure of many residents to recognize the risk of flooding from storm surge. Hurricane Center will be reevaluating its public messages.
- Tempest Storm Chasing! blog serves as forecast information for Middle Tennessee, and on occasion, surrounding areas. It serves as a place to share photos, videos, and chasing experience with readers.
- FEMA Denies Texas Request for Full Disaster Aid, Rankling Stricken Town
When the federal government declined to give Texas officials all the disaster aid they sought after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion here in April, it not only outraged local leaders struggling to rebuild but also raised another, politically thornier issue.