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Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Management: What We Can Learn From the Developing World

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Emergencies test the fabric of the community and attest to the importance of citizen engagement. In cities with large urban poor populations, planning not only mitigates potential financial and human losses, it also provides a baseline measurement of what survival means for a community.

Are You Financially Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Beth Kobliner

With "100-year" storms occurring every few years, the expression "think globally, act locally," takes on new meaning. The frequent occurrence of these storms results in the fact that we have to pay more attention to how we are protecting our families.

The Dance for Disaster Dough

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Let's develop a disaster trust fund built on the assumption that when disasters happen every year, they are no longer emergencies needing special funding, but routine events needing certain funding.

No Joke, the Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming!

David Aronchick | Posted 02.03.2013 | Weird News
David Aronchick

Tens of millions of viewers around the world are currently sitting on pins and needles in anticipation of what will happen next on The Walking Dead. Who will get munched? What will happen to the Governor? Many viewers will sit through the show wondering, "is this foreshadowing?"

We Need a Federal Disaster Superfund

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

As we work to transition to a fossil fuel free economy and begin the long process of reversing the causes of climate change, we will need to adapt to the impact of the climate changes already underway.

New York Learned Oil Supply Lesson The Hard Way

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | New York

By Joshua Schneyer and Selam Gebrekidan NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - At 4 p.m. on Oct. 29, as heavy winds battered the East Coast ahea...

Scary Movie 6: Scenes From Romney's FEMA Privatization

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

ROMNEY ON FUNDING FEMA: "Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the righ...

Jeffrey Young

Health Care System Bends But Doesn't Break | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

The health care system seems to have withstood the worst of Hurricane Sandy despite some high-profile breakdowns, including the evacuation of several ...

The Growing Momentum Behind Sustainability Management

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

We have developed a highly mechanized, energy intensive, high throughput economy that is chewing up the planet's resources at a ferocious pace.

Jeffrey Young

Beyond NYU Hospital, Medical Facilities On East Coast Weathering Sandy | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business

A handful of hospitals in New York and New Jersey closed and evacuated patients, while others are operating solely on backup generators, but most hosp...

The Politics of Sandy

Patty Culhane | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Patty Culhane

There has been a lot of talk on the campaign about making the "tough decision to bring down the debt, to balance the budget, reduce the size of government." Those are all nice slogans, but no one is talking about what that could actually mean.

Hurricane Sandy: Tips on Maintaining Breastfeeding Success During an Emergency

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

As the east coast begins to deal with the reality of Hurricane Sandy, breastfeeding moms should consider taking steps that will help ensure maximum continued breastfeeding success during the emergency.

Learning the Drill for Emergency Preparedness

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

This concern amongst college administrators has prompted many of us to take a fresh look at our preparedness programs. For many institutions, that means trying them out.

Prepare for Hurricane Isaac

Greg White | Posted 10.27.2012 | Miami
Greg White

I am in Florida as hurricane Isaac approaches. Normally old men don't come down till November, but this Isaac's early. So I looked at my fridge and pantry and came up with this vision of my food plan of action if I lose power.

Demonstration Preparedness: Is Your Business Ready?

Bill Whitmore | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Bill Whitmore

While protestors have a right to demonstrate, business owners also have rights, and a responsibility to their employees and visitors. When large crowds gather outside your work environment, individuals inside may be at risk if the event spirals out of control.

Andrea Stone

Obama Administration Spurned Chicago's Request For NATO Summit Emergency Supplies | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration refused a request from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to position a large cache of medical supplies in his city in...

Gerry Smith

States Unprepared To Defend Against Cyberattacks, Report Finds | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.03.2012 | Technology

While the nation has made strides in preparing for a wide range of potential disasters, state and local officials said they feel least prepared for an...

Ready or Not: Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

Steve Fleischli | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Steve Fleischli

As the nation's water quality and supply are increasingly at risk from a range of climate change impacts -- more can and should be done at a state level. Planning is just a first step.

Learning From Japan's Disaster

Christal Smith | Posted 05.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a delegation of first responders from throughout California recently returned from a fact finding mission to the earthquake torn areas of Northern Japan to learn lessons that can be applied here.

How to Survive the Apocalypse on $20 and the Stuff in Your Junk Drawer

Christal Smith | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Christal Smith

We will have another large earthquake in California. No one knows when, but there will be one. So "Burners Without Borders" hosted a disaster prep workshop recently, called "How to Survive the Apocalypse On $20 and the Stuff In Your Junk Drawer."

Why You Should Practice Emergency Preparedness With Your Kids

Dr. G | Posted 03.12.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Practice calling 911 with your kids. Run a fire drill. Talk to them about doing exactly what you say in an emergency and not asking questions until after.

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...

The Erosion of U.S. Emergency Preparedness

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

Since September 11 and anthrax, we've released the "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism" in partnership with...

South Pasadena's Perfect Storm

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Today, it is a perfect clear winter morning and the sun is, once again, warming our balcony. Only last week, in many parts of L.A., we experienced the...

Andrea Stone

Crisis Confusion Reigns In Capital 10 Years After 9/11 With 'No One In Charge' | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital made it through a rare earthquake and treacherous blizzard this year, laying bare a scary reality: Getting out of W...