Tag: Emergency Management

Could hockey pucks stop an active shooter?

Faculty members purchased 800 hockey pucks for teachers and another 1,700 pucks for students following a recent active shooter training.

Barbados seeking to build disaster resilience

With tsunamis accounting for $280 billion in economic losses over the last 20 years, Barbados is working towards achieving disaster resilient communities and reducing disaster losses.

The best kept secret in the disaster business

Believe it or not, I’m now going to draw a comparison between a wedding and a disaster (because, after all, some disasters are just big fat Greek weddings on steroids).

Nepal: Quake survivors can avail six types of soft loan from banks

The National Reconstruction Authority is preparing to launch a comprehensive post-reconstruction rehabilitation programme for earthquake and natural disaster victims.

Why it’s so hard to help pets in natural disasters

We’ve learned a lot about handling animal care and sheltering needs in disasters

It’s time to fix our broken public warning system

"We have to build an emergency management system that is ready to handle the new situation we are dealing with." Rob Lewin, Director, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management

EU plans mobile terror alerts to counter spread of fake news

Reverse 112 system will aim to help people to stay safe during terror attacks or natural disasters

Phone alerts for terrorist attacks and natural disasters

Europeans will be sent official alerts on their mobile phones if they are near a terrorist attack or natural disaster under an EU plan to reduce the risk of fake news causing chaos.

Recent natural disasters trigger complaints from disability groups

Why some advocates are expressing alarm that federal emergency response efforts are failing to protect the well-being and civil rights of people with disabilities.

FCC to probe how wireless carriers respond to natural disasters

The Federal Communications Commission is examining how well wireless companies prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

How natural disasters impact elections

The way politicians handle themselves in the wake of a natural disaster can greatly influence their careers and subsequent elections.

As tourists frolic in Venice’s rising waters, locals fear for the city’s treasures

Earlier this week, for only the fifth recorded time in St. Mark’s nine-century history, the water reached the marble floor inside, submerging the area around the altar of the Madonna Nicopeia.

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