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Disaster Recovery

Building a Safer World: 5 Questions for Francis Ghesquiere on How Innovation Is Changing the Way We Look at Disaster Risk

Tim Ward | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

Innovation is already changing the way we live, commute, shop, and more. But can it make the world a safer place from growing climate and disaster risk?

In Nepal, Mental Health Takes Center Stage

Michael J. Nyenhuis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Michael J. Nyenhuis

Performers take to the streets of Nepal to help earthquake survivors address societal problems and reduce the stigma of mental health services. Photo ...

Tech and Innovation: How Drones Can Improve the Insurance Claims Process in Disaster Recovery

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 02.17.2017 | Technology
Parker Beauchamp

Drones were originally developed by the military to safely conduct surveillance and reconnaissance missions without risk to human life. Since then, the use of drones has evolved greatly, expanding into many personal and commercial applications.

The Strength of the Gulf Coast - From Destruction to Growth and Recovery

Wendy Spencer | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

My visit to Waveland, Mississippi, last week brought back one of the most searing images of destruction I have seen in my nearly two decades of working in the disaster response and volunteer management field.

Why You Need to Add Third Parties Into Your Business Resiliency Equation

Tom Garrubba | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

You'll never know where the next "hit" is going to come from, but if or when it does, the efforts brought into it should certainly pay off.

It's Not Gone 'Til It's Gone

Stampp Corbin | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Stampp Corbin

Hillary Clinton accomplished what all public officials want; protection of her privacy without breaking any laws or regulations. As a voter you can determine whether this is a political story or a real issue by how Congress acts to address the problem.

10 Years After the Tsunami: What We Lost and What We Learned

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.22.2015 | Home
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

We won't be able to stop disasters from happening. On the contrary, climate change may increase the frequency and severity of floods, droughts and storms. But we are better equipped today to prepare for them and reduce their impact.

A Year After the Flood, Estes Park Is Back

Susan Kraus | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

When I saw the news coverage last year of the flood, I felt a sinking feeling, and a longing. Even though it had been years since I'd been to Estes Park, it was always on my "Let's go back" list, always an option.

Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.

Red Cross Reveals How It Spent Over $300 Million On Sandy Relief, But Experts See Holes In The Story

ProPublica | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided by the group...

Make Sure Your Family Has a Disaster Plan

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Even though we can't always predict natural disasters, we can anticipate their likely aftermaths, including property loss, power or water service disruption, scarcity of food and supplies and overtaxed relief organizations.

First Katrina, Now Sandy: Three Mistakes We Keep Making After Natural Disasters

Martha Bergmark | Posted 07.23.2014 | New York
Martha Bergmark

Only when recovery efforts dedicate sufficient resources for civil legal aid will all survivors of disasters have the information and resources they need to rebuild their lives.

VIDEO: Unsung Heroes of the Oklahoma Tornadoes

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

One year ago, a series of devastating tornadoes tore apart Oklahoma homes, schools, child care centers and killed 48 people, including 19 children. Thousands of surviving children were thrown into turmoil. Kids lost friends and loved ones, the places where they lived and learned -- and their sense of security.

Caution! You Don't Want to End Up in the Disaster Giving Hall of Shame

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

In philanthropy, strategic giving of time, talent, and treasure can increase impact. However, in disaster philanthropy, effective and efficient giving can make the difference between life and death.

Pedicure Therapy: The 8 Best Nail Polish Shades to Get Through 8 Years of Disaster Recovery

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

Who will bear witness for the RECOVERY of people who have been through natural disasters like Katrina? And Sandy? And Oklahoma? What do the people who come down to bear witness to these disasters do?

Jaweed Kaleem

Should We Rebuild After Natural Disasters? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion

To rebuild or not to rebuild? As recovery slowly begins after deadly tornadoes flattened subdivisions in Moore, Okla., and tore through nearby area...

Normalizing Extreme Disaster

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Thanks to climate change -- that is, the greenhouse gases we've been pumping into the atmosphere at record levels -- the distinction between man-made catastrophes and natural ones is rapidly blurring.

Making Disaster Pay

Steve Fraser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Steve Fraser

In 2007, a financial firestorm ravaged Wall Street and the rest of the country. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy obliterated a substantial chunk of the Atlantic seaboard. We think of the first as a man-made calamity, the second as the malignant innocence of nature.

Avoiding Post-Disaster Scam Artists

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Have you ever turned on the light in a dark basement and shuddered as cockroaches scurried away? I get that same sense of revulsion whenever I hear about unscrupulous swindlers taking advantage of the victims of natural and manmade disasters.

Prepare Now for Natural Disasters

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Once your physical safety has been assured, you'll inevitably need to access important financial and legal records. Taking these few steps now will make accessing such information much easier when the time comes.

Disruption as a Public Service

Code for America | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Code for America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAt Code for America, we collaborate with governments seeking to reimagine the relationship between their residents and themselves -- creating a government for the 21st century.

Disaster Recovery: We're All in It Together

Rep. Frederica Wilson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Rep. Frederica Wilson

Flooded subway stations in New York City. Earthquake damage in the Nation's Capital. The great city of New Orleans under water. These scenes, once seemingly out of science fiction, are all too real today. This is why I am introducing the Homeowners' Defense Act of 2013 in Congress.

A Silver Lining in Sandy? (Part 3)

William S. Becker | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

When it comes to solving problems, elected officials are inclined to support solutions that allow people to keep behaving as they always have, but with less damage. That's how it has been with America's response to weather-related disasters. It's a response that won't work anymore.

Why I Pray In Times Of Disaster

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

The struggle for me during these times is how to not treat such times as some voyeuristic movie experience that can be paused or halted by powering down my device, but instead find a healthy way to participate in the healing and support.

Morbid Job Ad: Arlington Seeks Company To 'Dump Bodies'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Need a job? Arlington County has an opening, but you may not want it. The Washington Business Journal's Michael Neibauer recently notice...