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WE'RE NOT READY

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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 ...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Congress approved changes to the federal flood insurance program in June 2012 that lawmakers said then would fix the program's problem...

Governor Christie's New Scandal: Verizon's Fiber-Optic-"Digital Bridge" Gate.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It is now clear that while Governor Christie is embroiled in 'bridgegate', which is about clogging and blocking of traffic movement over a bridge, another scandal is brewing.

Paranoia, Surveillance and Military Tactics: Have We Become Enemies of the Government?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

While this hyper-militarization of the government is being sold to the public as a means of preventing terrorism and maintaining national security, it is little more than a wolf in sheep's clothing.

FEMA Stiffing Sandy Victims

WABC | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The agency whose mission is to help speed recovery after disastrous storms may in fact be preventing families left homeless by Sand...

House To Vote To Ease Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 House Republican says the GOP-controlled chamber will vote later this month to ease some of the flood insurance premium ...

Obama Pledges Support Amid California Drought

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling California's governor that the federal government will do what's necessary to help with a histor...