Natural Disasters


Having an emergency family plan helps in time of natural disasters
Lincoln Journal Star
Does your family have a plan in case of a natural disaster? Now is the time to update your current plan or make one if you don't have one. When making an emergency plan include all your family members. The plan should include a meeting place, contact ...



WPTZ The Champlain Valley

New book focuses on lasting effects of natural disaster
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
Throughout her career, Fothergill has spent a great deal of time studying disasters and their effects on the people who experience them. “There's still abandoned homes and the neighborhoods where some of our kids lived, haven't been rebuilt ...

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Daily Times

'Govt departments lack coordination to cope with natural disasters'
Daily Times
ISLAMABAD: “There is a lack of coordination among government departments to cope with natural disasters,” said Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Saturday in a seminar 'Disaster Management in Pakisstan'. Representatives from the ...



The Budapest Report

Katrina anniversary: how New Orleans is remembering the disaster 10 years on
The Budapest Report
The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is a chance for America to reflect on its costliest natural disaster. The last three presidents made visits to New Orleans to praise the resilience of the city's people and to check on rebuilding efforts. What ...

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GOOD Magazine

This Shelter Assembles in Just One Hour—and Could House Disaster Victims for ...
GOOD Magazine
But what if, the Turkish design firm Designnobis wondered, there was a better way to house the earthquake's survivors—and the estimated 22 million displaced by natural disasters each year? The result is “Tentative,” a compact and sturdy post-disaster ...



Care2.com

Are Your Children Prepared for Natural Disasters?
Care2.com
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, disaster planning in the United States is still suffering, and one group in particular is especially vulnerable: children. In disasters, children can be separated from their families in chaotic situations that make it ...

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WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

American Red Cross prepares local volunteers for disasters
WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
The class taught volunteers the fundamentals of assessing damage after a natural disaster. During the class, volunteers learned how to classify damage, write damage descriptions and interact with victims in the community. The American Red Cross ...

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Killeen better equipped to handle natural disasters
The Killeen Daily Herald
Chad Berg, emergency management coordinator for the city, said if a disaster occurred today, the city and the county would be in a much better position to handle an influx of people because jurisdictions have developed a point-to-point plan. The Bell ...



CBS News

Could 2016 presidential candidates handle a Katrina?
CBS News
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other parts of the Louisiana coastline, the Bush administration's response to the disaster is still widely criticized. Though presidents must delegate the bulk of the work done during a ...

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Cricket Country

WICB sympathises with Dominica following natural calamity in island
Cricket Country
“On behalf of the directors, management and staff of the WICB, I would like to convey our heartfelt solidarity with the people of Dominica who have suffered great loss from this natural disaster.” Dominica is the home of WICB vice president Emmanuel ...

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