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Natural Disaster Preparedness

10 Quick Tips That Can Save L.A. Lives in a Disaster

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

"Don't get scared - get prepared," says Los Angeles-based disaster preparedness teacher, Deidra Dwyer, who adds that despite Southern California being...

Facebook Launches New Tool For Natural Disasters

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. T...

Data Is Information, Not an Answer

Shalini Vajjhala | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Shalini Vajjhala

Like a doctor who runs tests that establish you are sick, but then has no prescription to cure you, most climate datasets inform us that there is a problem, but don't tell us how to respond.

Is Your Family Ready for a Disaster?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Along with making a donation to agencies supporting those affected by the tornado, a really good thing for all families to do is to make some disaster plans of their own.

Surprising Advice On What To Do During Natural Disasters

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - It is better to send text messages than to call when natural disasters strike and networks get congested, a senior U....

Earthquake Simulator To Shake Fake California Hospital

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green

SAN DIEGO (AP) — What happens when a series of massive earthquakes hits a five-story medical facility with an intensive care unit, operating room an...

Start Planning For Disaster, UN Report Urges

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green

* Rising population, development put more in harm's way * Policymakers urged to act in next few decades * Less emphasis ...

Morgan Freeman On The Importance Of Being Prepared When A Natural Disaster Hits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As if the Gulf Coast didn't have enough problems cleaning up BP's mess, the threat of Tropical Storm (now Tropical Depression) Bonnie presents even bi...