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FEMA Wants People With Disabilities to Lead the Way on Emergency Preparedness

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

For people with disabilities, being prepared is often one of the most fundamental skills necessary for coping with complicated medical problems or special needs.

Assessing the Probability of a Massive Cascadia Earthquake

Paul Runge | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Paul Runge

Watching the waves spill onto the beach in Clatsop County, Oregon, it's easy to forget that the nearby houses are doomed. The Pacific waters are frigid blue. The beaches run inland from white sand to tough, salt-sprayed grass. It's too peaceful to envision disaster.

After Superstorm Sandy, a Community Cries Out for Its Hospital

Laurie Nadel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Laurie Nadel

Building a new hospital in Long Beach -- as FEMA intended when it allocated $154 million for that purpose -- will lead the country as a venue for new modalities of care for survivors of catastrophes.

'Green News Report' - March 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com.

Elise Foley

Days Before DHS Funding Runs Out, The Post-Shutdown Debate Is Heating Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TSA agents would remain in airports, patrol agents would still be manning the border and Coast Guard officers would continue monitoring ...

Getting the Budget Process Back on Track

Craig Fugate | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Craig Fugate

I can say with certainty that the current budget standoff has a real impact on our ability to ensure that a wide range of emergency personnel across the country have the resources they need to do their jobs and keep our communities safer and more secure.

WE'RE NOT READY

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effectiv...

Matt Sledge

FEMA Kept A Close Eye On Ferguson During August Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

The Federal Emergency Management Agency kept a close eye on "civil unrest" in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days immediately following the Aug. 9 shootin...

Kate Sheppard

2 Years After Sandy, U.S. Disaster Policy Is Still A Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Two years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the northeastern United States, killing more than 70 people, causing $60 billion in damage ...

The Impact of Hurricane Sandy On Mental Health: What More We Could Have Done

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Science has a long-standing black eye for what is called the "science to practice" gap: the extraordinary time delays in closing the gap between what we know and what we do. There is a still a prominent gap to be closed for disaster mental health care.

Michael 'Heck-of-a-Job' Brown Doesn't Want 'Stupid People' to Vote

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

We caught "Brownie," as Bush called him, on the air saying he doesn't want "stupid people" to vote, because they're "more likely than not to vote for a Democrat."

As a Team Leader in FEMA Corps, I Helped Educate Youth Before the Next Superstorm

Thomas Trapane | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Thomas Trapane

It cannot possibly get any better than this. I had no idea that I would spend the entire year in AmeriCorps with the same nine people, doing these great things in the name of service.

Resilience and the Arts

Lane Harwell | Posted 11.16.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

This National Preparedness Month, New York's arts and cultural communities continue responding to superstorm Sandy, which hit the state nearly two ye...

Superstorm Sandy Victims Might Have To Return Some FEMA Funds

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people who received government aid after Superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast may be forced to give some or all of t...

10 Ways To Prepare For Any Disaster, With GIFs

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green

September is National Preparedness Month and, in celebration of this annual disaster readiness campaign, we're sharing ten easy ways you and your fami...

Congress Considers Review Of Police Military Gear

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government programs to help local police agencies obtain military-grade equipment evolved in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist a...

Reality Check on FEMA's Denial of Disaster Declaration

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 11.03.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

Until we have another super storm or when the major quake due for Hawai'i island hits, tell your legislators that the HHRF should be protected. In fact, disaster preparedness on multiple fronts should be a high priority for the state.

FEMA Denies Hawaii's Post-Storm Disaster Request

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 10.28.2014 | Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Is...

Getting Chased By Zombies Can Also Teach You Important Disaster Prep Skills

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

Kids participate in disaster preparedness games. In an emergency situation, having the right supplies and knowledge to survive can be critical, b...

A Dangerous Summer for Central American Kids

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Mark Hetfield

This month, as kids across the United States wrapped up the school year and started their summer breaks, thousands of children from Central America were embarking on a different kind of transition.

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.

Charity Isn't. It's Social Control

Brian Ross | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

One of America's great debates spins like a top around one question: Who is able to take care of the least amongst us best -- government or the private sector?

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.

Instead of Doomsday, How About 'Now' Day?

Peter Getty | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

We're in this world together, and our responsibility to preserve this planet goes well beyond any single individual's bunker's walls.

Kate Sheppard

Chris Christie's State Agencies Are Worried About Climate Change, Even If He Isn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

When it comes to climate change, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been wishy-washy, at the least. "Climate change is real…[and] impacting ...