Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.
Branch of medicine involved with management and organization of public health response to disasters and major events including the special health and medical needs of a community in a disaster.
Assistance, such as money, food, or shelter, given to the needy, aged, or victims of disaster. It is usually granted on a temporary basis. (From The American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed)
Activities devoted to freeing persons or animals from danger to life or well-being in accidents, fires, bombings, floods, earthquakes, other disasters and life-threatening conditions. While usually performed by team efforts, rescue work is not restricted to organized services.
Events that overwhelm the resources of local HOSPITALS and health care providers. They are likely to impose a sustained demand for HEALTH SERVICES rather than the short, intense peak customary with smaller scale disasters.
Series of ocean waves produced by geologic events or underwater LANDSLIDES. These waves can travel at speeds averaging 450 (and up to 600) miles per hour in the open ocean.
The use or threatened use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of criminal laws for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom, in support of political or social objectives.
Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack.
Severe systemic manifestation of trauma and ischemia involving soft tissues, principally skeletal muscle, due to prolonged severe crushing. It leads to increased permeability of the cell membrane and to the release of potassium, enzymes, and myoglobin from within cells. Ischemic renal dysfunction secondary to hypotension and diminished renal perfusion results in acute tubular necrosis and uremia.
A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month. There are various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on the time of onset and the duration of these stress symptoms. In the acute form, the duration of the symptoms is between 1 to 3 months. In the chronic form, symptoms last more than 3 months. With delayed onset, symptoms develop more than 6 months after the traumatic event.
Persons adversely effected by DISASTERS, occurrences that result in property damage, deaths, and/or injuries to a community.
The application of dental knowledge to questions of law.
Scientific study of human skeletal remains with the express purpose of identification. This includes establishing individual identity, trauma analysis, facial reconstruction, photographic superimposition, determination of time interval since death, and crime-scene recovery. Forensic anthropologists do not certify cause of death but provide data to assist in determination of probable cause. This is a branch of the field of physical anthropology and qualified individuals are certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1992 Jun;13(2):146)
Sudden onset water phenomena with different speed of occurrence. These include flash floods, seasonal river floods, and coastal floods, associated with CYCLONIC STORMS; TIDALWAVES; and storm surges.
Uncontrolled release of a chemical from its containment that either threatens to, or does, cause exposure to a chemical hazard. Such an incident may occur accidentally or deliberately.
Personnel trained to provide the initial services, care, and support in EMERGENCIES or DISASTERS.
City in Orleans Parish (county), largest city in state of LOUISIANA. It is located between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.
The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
Activities associated with the disposition of the dead. It excludes cultural practices such as funeral rites.
Temporary shelter provided in response to a major disaster or emergency.
Uncontrolled release of radioactive material from its containment. This either threatens to, or does, cause exposure to a radioactive hazard. Such an incident may occur accidentally or deliberately.
The human ability to adapt in the face of tragedy, trauma, adversity, hardship, and ongoing significant life stressors.
Nuclear power accident that occurred following the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake of March 11, 2011 in the northern region of Japan.
Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.
Water waves caused by the gravitational interactions between the EARTH; MOON; and SUN.
A republic in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is Port-au-Prince. With the Dominican Republic it forms the island of Hispaniola - Haiti occupying the western third and the Dominican Republic, the eastern two thirds. Haiti belonged to France from 1697 until its rule was challenged by slave insurrections from 1791. It became a republic in 1820. It was virtually an American protectorate from 1915 to 1934. It adopted its present constitution in 1964 and amended it in 1971. The name may represent either of two Caribbean words, haiti, mountain land, or jhaiti, nest. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p481 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p225)
A weight-carrying structure for navigation of the air that is supported either by its own buoyancy or by the dynamic action of the air against its surfaces. (Webster, 1973)
Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.
Brief therapeutic approach which is ameliorative rather than curative of acute psychiatric emergencies. Used in contexts such as emergency rooms of psychiatric or general hospitals, or in the home or place of crisis occurrence, this treatment approach focuses on interpersonal and intrapsychic factors and environmental modification. (APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 7th ed)
Transmission of information over distances via electronic means.
The management of all procurement, distribution, and storage of equipment and supplies, as well as logistics management including laundry, processing of reusables, etc.
Persons who donate their services.
Data collected during dental examination for the purpose of study, diagnosis, or treatment planning.
The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.
Disciplines that apply sciences to law. Forensic sciences include a wide range of disciplines, such as FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY; FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY; FORENSIC MEDICINE; FORENSIC DENTISTRY; and others.
The transmission and reception of electric impulses or signals by means of electric waves without a connecting wire, or the use of these waves for the wireless transmission of electric impulses into which sound is converted. (From Webster's 3d)
Management, removal, and elimination of biologic, infectious, pathologic, and dental waste. The concept includes blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special control and handling. Disposal may take place where the waste is generated or elsewhere.
A health care system's ability to rapidly mobilize to meet an increased demand, to rapidly expand beyond normal services levels to meet the increased demand in the event of large-scale DISASTERS or public health emergencies.
The ash, dust, gases, and lava released by volcanic explosion. The gases are volatile matter composed principally of about 90% water vapor, and carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen. The ash or dust is pyroclastic ejecta and lava is molten extrusive material consisting mainly of magnesium silicate. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Design, development, manufacture, and operation of heavier-than-air AIRCRAFT.
Failure in built environment with loss of functional integrity.
Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.
Non-fatal immersion or submersion in water. The subject is resuscitable.
Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.
A class of traumatic stress disorders that is characterized by the significant dissociative states seen immediately after overwhelming trauma. By definition it cannot last longer than 1 month, if it persists, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (STRESS DISORDERS, POST-TRAUMATIC) is more appropriate.
Downslope movements of soil and and/or rock resulting from natural phenomena or man made actions. These can be secondary effects of severe storms, VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS and EARTHQUAKES.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
Organic compounds that contain the -NCO radical.
Groups of persons whose range of options is severely limited, who are frequently subjected to COERCION in their DECISION MAKING, or who may be compromised in their ability to give INFORMED CONSENT.
Persons fleeing to a place of safety, especially those who flee to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution in their own country or habitual residence because of race, religion, or political belief. (Webster, 3d ed)
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Individuals who donate their services to the hospital.
Use of all social work processes in the treatment of patients in a psychiatric or mental health setting.
The use of biological agents in TERRORISM. This includes the malevolent use of BACTERIA; VIRUSES; or other BIOLOGICAL TOXINS against people, ANIMALS; or PLANTS.
Emergency care or treatment given to a person who suddenly becomes ill or injured before full medical services become available.
Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to domestic national security.
International collective of humanitarian organizations led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Surveillance of morbidity during wildfires--Central Florida, 1998. (1/1260)

Several large wildfires occurred in Florida during June-July 1998, many involving both rural and urban areas in Brevard, Flagler, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, and Volusia counties. By July 22, a total of 2277 fires had burned 499,477 acres throughout the state (Florida Department of Community Affairs, unpublished data, 1998). On June 22, after receiving numerous phone calls from persons complaining of respiratory problems attributable to smoke, the Volusia County Health Department issued a public health alert advising persons with pre-existing pulmonary or cardiovascular conditions to avoid outdoor air in the vicinity of the fires. To determine whether certain medical conditions increased in frequency during the wildfires, the Volusia County Health Department and the Florida Department of Health initiated surveillance of selected conditions. This report summarizes the results of this investigation.  (+info)

Canada's "disasters-R-us" medical platoon a hit in Honduras. (2/1260)

The Canadian Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team did not take long to adapt to the medical needs of 90,000 survivors of Hurricane Mitch last November.  (+info)

Needs assessment following hurricane Georges--Dominican Republic, 1998. (3/1260)

Hurricane Georges struck the Carribean Islands in September 1998, causing numerous deaths and extensive damage throughout the region. The Dominican Republic was hardest hit, with approximately 300 deaths; extensive infrastructure damage; and severe agricultural losses, including staple crops of rice, plantain, and cassava. Two months after the hurricane, the American Red Cross (ARC) was asked to provide food to an estimated 170,000 families affected by the storm throughout the country. To assist in directing relief efforts, CDC performed a needs assessment to estimate the food and water availability, sanitation, and medical needs of the hurricane-affected population. This report summarizes the results of that assessment, which indicate that, 2 months after the disaster, 40% of selected families had insufficient food > or =5 days per and 28% of families reported someone in need of medical attention.  (+info)

Juvenile hypothyroidism among two populations exposed to radioiodine. (4/1260)

We found an epidemic of juvenile hypothyroidism among a population of self-defined "downwinders" living near the Hanford nuclear facility located in southeast Washington State. The episode followed massive releases of 131I. Self-reported data on 60 cases of juvenile hypothyroidism (<20 years of age) among a group of 801 Hanford downwinders are presented, as well as data concerning the thyroid status of approximately 160,000 children exposed to radioiodine before 10 years of age as a result of the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl explosion in the former Soviet Union. These children were residents of five regions near Chernobyl. They were examined by standardized screening protocols over a period of 5 years from 1991 to 1996. They are a well-defined group of 10 samples. Fifty-six cases of hypothyroidism were found among boys and 92 among girls. Body burdens of 137Cs have been correlated with hypothyroidism prevalence rates. On the other hand, the group of juvenile (<20 years of age) Hanford downwinders is not a representative sample. Most of the 77 cases of juvenile hypothyroidism in the Hanford group were diagnosed from 1945 to 1970. However, the ratio of reported cases to the county population under 20 years of age is roughly correlated with officially estimated mean levels of cumulative thyroid 131I uptake in these counties, providing evidence that juvenile hypothyroidism was associated with radioiodine exposures. Because even subtle hypothyroidism may be of clinical significance in childhood and can be treated, it may be useful to screen for the condition in populations exposed to radioiodine fallout. Although radiation exposure is associated with hypothyroidism, its excess among fallout-exposed children has not been previously quantified.  (+info)

Persistent respiratory effects in survivors of the Bhopal disaster. (5/1260)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of exposure to the 1984 Bhopal gas leak in the development of persistent obstructive airways disease. DESIGN: Cross sectional survey. SETTING: Bhopal, India. SUBJECTS: Random sample of 454 adults stratified by distance of residence from the Union Carbide plant. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self reported respiratory symptoms; indices of lung function measured by simple spirometry and adjusted for age, sex, and height according to Indian derived regression equations. RESULTS: Respiratory symptoms were significantly more common and lung function (percentage predicted forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory flow between 25% and 75% of vital capacity (FEF25-75), and FEV1/FEV ratio) was reduced among those reporting exposure to the gas leak. The frequency of symptoms fell as exposure decreased (as estimated by distance lived from the plant), and lung function measurements displayed similar trends. These findings were not wholly accounted for by confounding by smoking or literacy, a measure of socioeconomic status. Lung function measurements were consistently lower in those reporting symptoms. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that persistent small airways obstruction among survivors of the 1984 disaster may be attributed to gas exposure.  (+info)

Y2K: the moment of truth. (6/1260)

It remains to be seen whether the world will move in time to fix the Y2K bug, or whether computers around the world will shut down when the clock strikes midnight on 31 December 1999. Y2K could have a serious impact on environmental facilities, particularly given the extent to which computer software and microchips are now involved in pollution control and environmental monitoring and protection systems.  (+info)

Great earthquakes and medical information systems, with special reference to telecommunications. (7/1260)

The Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in January 1995 caused the greatest number of deaths and injuries in Japan since World War II. Various weaknesses of modern information systems were exposed during and after the earthquake. The authors carried out a questionnaire survey to investigate the current state of hospital information and to examine the kinds of information needed immediately after an earthquake. The survey results show that information about the ability to admit new patients and the availability of medical supplies is necessary immediately after such a disaster. These results will be useful for planning countermeasures against this kind of disaster.  (+info)

Preventive effect of artemether on schistosome infection. (8/1260)

OBJECTIVE: To study the preventive effect of artemether (Art) in protecting the people from schistosome infection during flood fighting in schistosomiasis endemic area of Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province. METHODS: From mid July to mid August in 1996, the water level in Poyang Lake rose due to torrential rains and 2 embankments, Zhedi and Jiangtongdi, which appeared in dangerous situation and were selected as the pilot spots. After those who went to fight against flood arrived at the pilots their sera were collected within 48 hours and were examined with indirect hemagglutination test (IHA), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and McAb-ELISA. Individuals with negative outcome in the 3 tests were then selected as the study subjects and were allocated randomly to the Art or the control group. The first dose of Art given to the individuals contacted with the infested water within 11-15 days was 6 mg/kg. If the individual continually contacted the infested water, the same dose of Art was given once every 15 days. After the individuals withdrew from the pilot, one more dose of Art was administered 7-15 days later. Placebo (starch) was given to individuals in the control group at the same period as in artemether group. Stool examinations were made in both groups 40-50 days after the last medication for evaluation of the preventive effect of artemether. Double blind method was used in the administration of both artemether and placebo. RESULTS: In Zhedi pilot, the individuals fought against flood for about 1 month. In Art group, 99 individuals receiving 3 doses of the drug completed the stool examination with egg-positive rate of 4% and no acute schistosomiasis was seen. In the control group, among 110 people who completed the observation, 44 were egg-positive with an infection rate of 40%, and 29 were identified as having acute schistosomiasis. In Jiangtondi, the studied individuals contacted the infested water for only about 4 hours. But in the control group 4 out of 102 individuals were egg-positive, while none of the 103 individuals in Art group receiving 2 doses of the drug showed schistosome infection. No apparent side effect was seen in the people treated with artemether. CONCLUSION: After oral Art was given to the people fighting against flood in schistosomiasis endemic area of Poyang Lake, it was shown that the oral Art has a promising effect on controlling acute schistosomiasis and reducing the infection rate.  (+info)

Background: Climate change is leading to an increased number of natural disasters. Children from low- and middle-income countries are disproportionately affected. The impacts of exposure to multiple natural disasters on the development of children are not well understood. The Philippines had 6.5 million
January 1, 2009. During and following natural or man-made disasters, relief efforts have a long history of initially focusing on basic survival needs, then restoring community stability. Disaster mental health is a relatively new aspect of relief efforts, particularly in regard to childrens needs. After reviewing objectives of major relief organizations and summarizing current research in light of practitioners input, suggestions and resources are offered to strengthen cultural sensitivity in school-based disaster mental health services.. ...
LONDON - Every year, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters injure and kill thousands of people and damage billions of dollars worth of property. Often, it is almost impossible to predict or prevent the occurrence of these disasters. However it is possible to reduce their impact by developing a disaster management and recovery planning strategy.. New market research report Disaster Management and Recovery Planning worked out by Energy Business Reports is a detailed guide for utilities, power plant operators, pipeline and transmission line operators, businesses, governments, communities and emergency operations teams to develop and maintain a disaster management and recovery plan. The study outlines the four phases of a disaster and provides detailed instructions on developing a mitigation plan prior to a disaster. It examines long and short-term goals for mitigation, planning and recovery from disaster along with initiatives that U.S. government has taken in recent years. The ...
In this analysis of the data from a longitudinal study on coronary heart disease risk factors, it was found that participants screened a few weeks after a major disaster (earthquake) had a higher heart rate, serum cholesterol levels, and serum triglyceride levels than matched participants that were screened shortly before the catastrophic event. The two groups of participants did not differ with regard to their characteristics at the baseline examination carried out 5 years previously. The lack of difference in blood pressure between exposed and nonexposed participants could be explained by the lag-time between the earthquake and the blood pressure measurements. We conclude that the acute stress associated with major disasters can influence risk factors for coronary heart disease. Permanent elevation of these risk factors due to the disruption of the social environment of the individuals affected by major disasters might be responsible for the apparent long-term adverse effects on cardiovascular ...
The residents of coastal Sumatra were one of many populations devastated by major disasters in the last decade - in this case the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Though studies have captured aspects of economic and structural recovery following these events, few have considered their demographic implications. This project aimed to fill this gap using data from a multi-level, longitudinal study fielded in Indonesia before and after the Indian Ocean tsunami. The Survey of Tsunami Aftermath and Recovery collected data from households in over 500 communities spanning a continuum of exposure to the disaster. Using satellite data to identify exposure variation, this project looked for temporal trends in the total fertility rate in heavily damaged communities that differ from the temporal trends in undamaged communities. The project then developed a series of tests to identify whether the observed fertility trends were best interpreted as resulting from tsunami-driven changes to contraceptive ...
The Munich Reinsurance Company, a reinsurance and ratings firm serving the global insurance industry, has released a new report concerning the economic losses of natural disasters in 2011. The report notes that last year saw more than 820 natural disasters, many of which were man-made. These catastrophes resulted in 27,000 deaths and more than $380 billion in losses around the world. In terms of casualties, 2011 was more lenient than 2010, but was much more damaging to the global economy.. The report notes that one of the worst disasters of last year was the nuclear crisis in Japan. This event alone caused more than $200 billion in financial damages and spurred a long lasting nuclear crisis that has yet to be fully quelled. This disaster had far reaching impact on countries all over the world, with many decrying the use of nuclear energy and working to replace their nuclear facilities with alternatives. Munich Reinsurance notes that this has made the Japanese disasters the most influential event ...
Chapter Outline Principles of Triage Chemical, Biological, Radiologic, Nuclear, Explosives, and Environmental Incidents Chemical Disasters Biological Disasters Nuclear and Radiologic Disasters Improvised Nuclear Devices Radiologic Dispersal Devices (Dirty Bombs) Occupational Accidents and Radiologic Exposure Devices Natural Disasters Hurricanes Tornadoes Earthquakes Tsunamis Terrorism Preparing Before Disaster Strikes After a Crisis Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Special Populations Summary…
Along with other animal charities in Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, and even Myanmar, the Soi Dog Foundation mounted an extensive aid program serving all of the victims many days before the major international charities were on the scene--and did not stop after outside help arrived. As the urgent need to help humans diminished, the Soi Dog Foundation escalated efforts on behalf of animals, including rapidly enlarging the spay/neuter program that it had already began.. But then Park fell ill, leaving Phuket in early 2006.. Gill and John Dalley rose to the challenge.. The Soi Dog Foundation had originally been incorporated in the Netherlands and Thailand. Adding fundraising affiliates in the United Kingdom and the U.S., the Dalleys expanded into Bangkok, the Thai capital city, through a merger with a slightly older charity, Soi Dog Rescue, founded by expatriate Sheridan Conisbee.. When the Indian Ocean tsunami hit, the Soi Dog Foundation had sterilized 1,470 dogs. It has now ...
From a global perspective, the universality of gender-related societal issues is particularly significant. Although gender inequality is considered a sociological problem, the large number of female victims in disasters warrants an assessment of disaster management sciences. In this article, related concepts are discussed based on their relevance sociologically and in disaster management to develop a common terminology and examine this complex topic, which is rooted in different social profiles and anthropological heterogeneity throughout the world. A brief history is discussed, and significant examples are provided from different disasters in Turkey to illustrate why a woman-oriented approach should be adopted when evaluating concepts of gender inequality. Observations of disasters have shown that it is important to apply international standards (humanitarian charter and minimum disaster response standards), especially during periods of response and rehabilitation. Relevant factors related to gender
More than 500 000 people have died in natural disasters in the area over the last decade.. · MXit an accessible, affordable communications tool with a strong Indonesian following.. · JamiiX allows WHO to manage conversations across multiple social media platforms.. The World Health Organisations (WHO) South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) has teamed up with popular mobile social network MXit and JamiiX to bring emergency preparedness information to chat users in disaster-prone Indonesia.. This new approach is part of WHOs wider effort to strengthen disaster preparedness in the region and build public awareness of the urgent need for safe hospitals in disaster zones.. Indonesians using MXit chat will be able to access personal preparedness information, including what to do in the case of natural disasters like floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and cyclones; how to prepare an emergency kit and how to plan for possible evacuation. This information is teamed up with facts on ...
To prevent disaster-related diseases, you need to have your home cleaned and restored to safety as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is a job better left to the professionals - the experienced disaster restoration specialists and water damage restoration experts will have the specialized equipment and professional know-how required to ensure the safe living conditions in your property. Whats more, they will restore your home to its former excellent condition and will help you return to your normal life as soon as possible after the disaster.. Disaster preparation has received a lot of attention in the recent past. In fact, people who live in every corner of the world prepare for various disasters such as famine and war. Some of them even prepare for zombies. It is always better to prepare to face disasters as they can hit us at unexpected times. However, it should be done according to a plan. Thats where The Lost Ways comes into play. This guide follows a scientific approach to help ...
In this empirical study of disaster survivors, we prospectively chronicled their subsequent course of employment over three years. The study was designed to clarify the relationship between exposure to disaster and future employment and to aid the mental health expert who is asked to predict whether an individual exposed to a disaster can be expected to return to work. Overall employment rates were relatively unchanged after the disaster, although individual stories contained variations over time that are not described in the summary rates at baseline and follow-up. Those employed on the day of the disaster reported themselves to be not disabled at follow-up. Of those employed at the time of the disasters who were followed up at three years, only five percent were no longer working, and 8 of the 12 had transitioned to retired or housewife status. It is possible that one or more made these transitions because of lasting emotional effects of the disaster, although the reasons that they provided ...
We are getting very close to applying Effective Microorganisms (EM) to the disaster site in New Orleans. Jon Mackey, founder of Whole Foods, is willing to purchase all of the stocks of EM from the production plant in Tucson, about 25 tons, and ship it to the New Orleans Disaster Relief. Once there, each gallon of EM can be activated 2000 times from its original quantity, which would total 50,000 tons. The final hurdle is in getting the authorization to begin applying it. EM was used extensively throughout the Tsunami Wave Disaster. The World Health Organization had originally warned that more deaths would occur from the spread of pathogen diseases than occurred from the Tsunami Waves, which was over 150,000 deaths. The deaths from the pathogen diseases never happened. The death rate was actually lower after the disaster than before. EM saved tens of thousands of lives. EM was also used by the German government after the flood disasters a couple of years ago that resulted in over $20 Billion in ...
The scenario: Content strategy in a «disaster response» mode is deployed when a project does not perform as expected after launch day. Another scenario would be using content strategy as a means to «sort out» a Web site without being integrated into a larger project, such as a re-design, re-launch or design from scratch.. Some general characteristics that apply to content strategy in disaster response mode include:. Content strategy, as a tool box, is brought in after the fact; it is used as a reaction to some sort of failure or suboptimal performance of a Web property.. The mandate is to «clean up and sort out», to address the most immediate points of failure, and to «make due» with whats already there or what can be «borrowed» (in terms of resources). This can lead to a focus on «yesterdays war» and embark on damage control for the disaster you know.. As «disaster» has already struck, for instance a suboptimal launch of a Web site or service, there is the danger of falling into ...
Fiftieth session Agenda item 96 (f) ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR NATURAL DISASTER REDUCTION Early-warning capacities of the United Nations system with regard to natural disasters Report of the Secretary-General SUMMARY The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 49/22 B of 20 December 1994 and contains information about the early-warning capacities within the United Nations system with regard to natural and similar disasters which have an adverse impact on the environment. The use of telecommunications in support of early warning is described in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1995/47 A of 27 July 1990. The report reviews the current early-warning activities of organizations in the United Nations system and proposes improvements and ways in which they may be coordinated more effectively. Consideration is given to the roles of technology and telecommunications in the warning process. Conclusions and proposals ...
In 2009, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a Community approach on the prevention of natural and man-made disasters setting out an overall disaster prevention framework and proposing measures to minimize the impacts of disasters. The Communication advocated the development of EU and national policies supporting the disaster management cycle: prevention - preparedness - response - recovery. This document (EU Guidelines) was developed in response, to assist countries to further develop national approaches and procedures to risk management, taking into account the future impact of climate change. The focus of these guidelines is on the processes and methods of national risk assessments and mapping in the prevention, preparedness and planning stages, as carried out within the broader framework of disaster risk management. The guidelines are based on a multi-hazard and multi-risk approach. These guidelines build on experience in the practical implementations of national risk ...
The disproportionate impact of Hurricane Katrina on low-income Black residents stemmed largely from the combination of racial injustices and economic inequalities embedded in pre-hurricane policies and disaster preparations as well as in the treatment of vulnerable communities during the hurricane and its aftermath. For example, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used a flawed design, outdated data, and poor-quality materials to build the levees surrounding the citys Black and low-income communities to save money. The city government responsible for levee maintenance failed to repair many dilapidated levees, despite warnings.50 In addition, research has shown that Black residents were less likely than white residents to have evacuated during the storm because they could not afford to do so, and the state, federal, and local governments were slow to help evacuate those in need.51 And Black survivors of Katrina have since reported higher rates of displacement from their communities, unemployment, ...
Downloadable! Economists and social scientists have for the most part not considered disaster issues as a priority. This has changed in recent years as researchers have been analyzing disasters quantitatively in an effort to understand their social, economic and political dimensions. Consequently, there seems to be an ever growing demand for data and information as well as a sound set of methodologies so as to facilitate a thorough investigation of disasters impact on national development. The present study provides an assessment of existing methodologies of estimating socioeconomic aspects of disaster impacts and the availability and adequacy of existing data on disaster events. The study methodology involves three major activities, review of literature, assessment of existing databases and methodologies, and examination of case studies of recent disasters in Southeast Asia. As reviewed in the paper, major impediments to analyzing disaster impact in the Southeast Asian countries are issues related to
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How to Make a Disaster Plan for Your Family. Natural and man-made disasters can strike at any time. Even with advance warning, any disaster, from a hurricane, tornado, or a nuclear accident, can catch you off guard and put you in grave...
The two-day workshop in Lagos was designed to concretise and finalise this document, with the support of UNDP. After the validation of the policy document, the Project Technical Adviser (UN Development Programme) to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Seth Vordzorgbe said the implementation of the National Disaster Risk Management (NDRM) policy was imperative for effective disaster management in the country.. The NDMP contains governments policy on challenges toward reducing risks from hazards, and states its commitment to risk reduction. It is a 10-year policy on disaster risk management for effective handling of disasters, and it is reviewed every five years.. The NDMP outlines a streamlined set of guidelines for decision making on how to achieve desirable outcomes in disaster risk management. The policy guides the development and implementation of disaster management policy and programmes at the state and local government levels, particularly the promotion of safer, and more ...
Introduction. Disaster is serious disruption of functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society, to cope using its own resources. Disaster risk is the potential loss in lives, health status, livelihood, assets and services, which could occur to a particular community or a society over some specified future time.. Disaster Risk Reduction is the concept of reducing disaster risk through systematic analysis and management of the causal factors of disaster. This can be achieved through reduced exposure to hazards, lessened vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improved preparedness for adverse events. Climate change, urbanization and industrialization have resulted in tremendous increase in the disasters all over the world. OIC member states are signatories to The Hygo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), and have ...
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Natural disasters, technologic disasters, and mass violence impact millions of persons each year. The use of primary health care services typically increases for 12 or more months following major disasters. A conceptual framework for assisting disaster victims involves understanding the individual and environmental risk factors that influence post-disaster physical and mental health. Victims of disaster will typically present to family physicians with acute physical health problems such as gastroenteritis or viral syndromes. Chronic problems often require medications and ongoing primary care. Some victims may be at risk of acute or chronic mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or alcohol abuse. Risk factors for post-disaster mental health problems include previous mental health problems and high levels of exposure to disaster-related stresses (e.g., fear of death or serious injury, exposure to serious injury or death, separation from family, prolonged displacement).
The earthquake in Mexico is the latest natural disaster to shake the planet, coming in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and amid the threat of hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia. The back-to-back disasters are leaving some people wondering if its a sign. Its
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Commitment to address the worlds increasing vulnerability and exposure to disaster risk arises from a clear acknowledgment that the impact of climate change is resulting in more frequent, intense and geographically distributed hazards and that the worlds increasing urbanization is concentrating economic and physical risk in densely populated cities. This in turn can have a devastating sequential and collateral impact with far reaching environmental, economic and social consequences, as seen in Japan following the Great Eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami, in Haiti following the devastating earthquake, and in Bangkok following the mega floods.. Disaster risk is increasing globally. Over the past decade, water and weather-related disasters, such as floods and storms affected most people, caused the greatest economic losses and represented more than 80 per cent of all disaster events. However, earthquakes are the deadliest disasters in most continents, with drought remaining the biggest killer ...
Resilience and vulnerability of individuals is a common topic in disaster management literature, but business recovery - the ability of businesses to rebound from the shock of a disaster event - is an area that is not well examined. This article considers long-term business recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma in Palm Beach County, Florida, and seeks to discern the role and impact of county government operations on business recovery. This exploratory study shows that the accessibility and availability of contracting opportunities to the local business community in the hurricanes aftermath, business vulnerability, and individual impacts from the disaster event can all affect business recovery. The results suggest that local governments can proactively respond to the risks posed by natural and other disasters by engaging in efforts to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience in their communities, while enhancing the transparency and accountability of governmental institutions. ...
Q: Dear Pastor,Why does God bring natural disasters on people? Is he angry at them?A: When tragedy happens in our world, we are quick to say,
Man-made disasters, ones in which human activity (or inaction) causes or indirectly leads to environmental destruction and health issues, can have devastating long-term effects. The Onion looks back at the worst man-made disasters in modern history.
In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) established the Centers for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) to educate and train the public health workforce to prepare and respond to acts of domestic terrorism, as well as other disasters that might threaten the public health and welfare of the United States.
Your businesses need to be immune from unseen disasters and that is only possible if there is a well-framed disaster recovery plan in place. Cloud solutions are the most ideal choice for disaster recovery and business continuity.
Though testing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan is far different from a real disaster, it is the only way to determine its validity. This tip provides some helpful testing steps to ensure the success of your disaster recovery plan.
COPING WITH CANCER AND MOTHER NATURE. Hello everyone and welcome to another WELLNESS WEDNESDAY. Its Hurricane Season in the United States and for the past three weeks we have been experiencing a rash of weather-related emergencies along our southern coast.. Now, coping with a natural disaster is hard enough. But, when you or a loved one is a cancer patient as well, that coping process becomes much more difficult.. So, with help from the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY were going to share some important tips today for our friends who have cancer or are being treated for cancer - AND are in the midst of disaster recovery.. First, lets discuss 5 COMMON WHAT IFs:. 1) IF you are in an emergency housing facility, let those in charge know immediately you are receiving cancer treatment. Provide the name of your physician and the type of treatment. They will do their best to get you to the nearest emergency treatment center.. 2) IF you dont know what kind of treatment youve been receiving, contact your ...
A disaster is any event that will significantly impact your companys operations - and I mean Anything. Traditionally, this means a hurricane, fire, flood, or earthquake. Non-traditionally, this means a toxic waste release, computer system crash, power outage, labor strike, community illness and many others. Unfortunately, disasters happen more frequently than we would prefer. So how can you use disaster management planning to make sure youre prepared? Continue reading What are the Steps to Disaster Management Planning? →. ...
Analysing a natural disaster is a complex task. Many a times, a natural disaster and its human impacts are a result of multiple things occurring together. At the same time, disasters like the one being faced by Uttarakhand currently highlight the stark anthropogenic reasons which contribute towards causing the disaster as well as increasing its…
This course is the introductory course of the World Bank Institutes e-learning program on disaster risk management (DRM). The objective of this course is to familiarize development practitioners with contemporary concepts and practices in disaster management and contribute to a paradigm shift from reactive to proactive approaches in this cross-cutting field of development. It also aims to establish a common language and understanding among development practitioners in order to improve collaboration among various disciplines and integrate risk reduction considerations in development plans and decisions. The course addresses basic questions such as: What are considered natural disasters? Where do they strike the most and how? What are the components of comprehensive DRM? It also reviews the institutional arrangements and financing mechanisms of disaster management systems, and identifies the role of national and local actors in processes related to risk assessment, mitigation and financing. This ...
The following list of disasters in Great Britain and Ireland is a list of major disasters (excluding acts of war but including acts of terrorism) which relate to the United Kingdom since 1801, or the states that preceded it (England and Wales and Scotland before 1707, Ireland and Great Britain from 1707 to 1800), or involved their citizens, in a definable incident or accident such as a shipwreck, where the loss of life was forty or more. 99 - Meikle Ferry disaster, Dornoch Firth, Scotland; over-laden ferryboat sank with the loss of 99 lives (16 August 1809). 99 - HMS Thetis submarine disaster; flooded through torpedo tube during pre-war sea trials, Liverpool Bay, (1 June 1939), salvaged but sunk by depth charges with all hands in 1943 98 - Edmond (1833), A chartered passenger sailing vessel sunk at Edmond Point in Kilkee, Co. Clare, (19 November 1850). Of the 216 on board, 98 drowned in the disaster. 98 - Britannia Airways Bristol Britannia G-ANBB from London Luton Airport, aircrash at ...
He expressed surprise that up till date attention is yet to be paid to the victims of the flood disaster at Woji Road, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt which dealt a devastating blow to many residents, forcing them out of their houses and destroying millions of naira worth of property, all occasioned by the construction work by MESSRS STEMCO Construction Company. ...
Institutionalizing emergencies. Government Technology s Emergency Management magazine is a quarterly publication of e.Republic, Inc. Emergency Management is a high-quality, full-color publication with very few, yet very specific ads. It is provided free of charge to legislators and government agencies. The magazine discusses whose who in disaster preparedness, the state of disaster preparedness and lessons learned from previous disasters such as Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami two years later. The editors praise emergency responders and government agencies for their selfless dedication to minimizing human suffering as best they can under the following circumstances: Our level of preparedness is shamefully low and that we must become obsessed with preparedness and frighten people into supporting government spending money so it can be prepared for anything. The editors emphasize that an emergency of any size would quickly exhaust response resources. The list of emergencies for which we are ...
The National Cattlemens Beef Association put together a list of federal programs that are available to help cattle producers across the country who are being impacted by wildfires and hurricanes. The association also put together a list of ways those who arent affected by the challenges can help those producers directly hit by natural disasters. The wildfire and hurricanes that have plagued the country these last few weeks are significant disasters that are hurting cattle producers in multiple ways, says NCBA CEO Colin Woodall. From flooded operations, burning rangeland, smoke inhalation, and many more challenges, this is a trying time for producers. Everyone needs to take a close look at the resources available to help give relief to producers, their families, and their animals. Woodall adds that their biggest concern is for the well-being of everyone in the path of these disasters. Know your evacuation routes and exercise extreme caution when dealing with these deadly forces of nature. ...
The 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, was getting underway when Liz McCartney, a teacher, and Zack Rosenburg, a lawyer, walked into the hippie tent, a meal center in Chalmette, LA, run by the unconventionally dressed members of the Rainbow Family.. The couple from Washington D.C. had driven down to help victims of Hurricane Katrina rebuild. They didnt know how to operate most of the power tools they had borrowed from D.C. friends. And they certainly had no idea what batch and flow production were.. But by 2012 the disaster recovery nonprofit they founded, SBP, had cut rebuilding time by nearly 50% using lean management concepts they had learned from Toyota. Today SBP has rebuilt homes for more than 1,500 families with the help of 180,000 volunteers in 11 communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.. Their remarkable story and the remarkable new recovery model they developed based on lean concepts - which dramatically improves the lead time between disaster and recovery - are ...
Pets are not better off left at home if you evacuate-if it isnt safe for you to be there, its not safe for them either. Animals left at home can be injured, lost, or killed. Animals left inside your home can escape through storm damage, such as broken windows; those turned loose to fend for themselves are likely to become victims of exposure, starvation, predators, contaminated food or water, or accidents.. Never leave your dog tied or chained outside in a disaster situation or if you evacuate your home. If you think you might need to evacuate, bring your pets into the house and confine them so you can leave with them quickly. Make sure your disaster supplies are ready to go, including your pet emergency kit.. You will need sturdy leashes, harnesses and/or and carriers to transport your pets safely and to ensure that they cant escape. A carrier should be large enough for an animal to stand comfortably, turn around, and lie down. Remember, your pet may have to stay in the carrier for hours at ...
I am going to assume that you have heard of the earthquake that hit Japan recently.. We live in a universe that is entirely indifferent to our survival and well-being as individuals, as communities, and even as a species, surrounded by massively powerful forces.. Our best hope in protecting ourselves is to understand the world around us in ways that allow us to predict, and thus to avoid, these disasters. And when those disasters strike anyway, to depend on each other for mutual support.. When it comes to giving aid, reason should prevail here as well. Irrational, careless charity may make the giver feel good with false beliefs that they have helped, but people who truly care about others will want to make sure to make reason-based contributions to disaster relief.. Disaster relief organizations state that the best help that one can provide is to provide cash. Let the professionals determine what they physically need and where they need it.. At times like these, many people make contributions ...
Back in April, I shared my review of Jamie McGuires Walking Disaster - her companion novel to Beautiful Disaster. I read Walking Disaster after reading Beautiful Disaster for my book club. I looked forward to learning the story from Traviss perspective. I didnt love it. You can read what I thought about it here in my review. My friend (and fellow book club member), EMillie didnt agree with my review and made sure to tell me about it. I asked her to share her thoughts on Walking Disaster and even invited her to provide an alternate review to a story that she really loved. You can call it Review.2. ...
This statistic shows the number of natural disasters that occurred in the United States from 1900 to 2016, by type of disaster. There have been 24 heat waves in the United States from 1900 to 2016.
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Despite efforts to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic the global prevalence of the disease is still increasing. Some 42 million people are infected with HIV and fewer than 5% have access to adequate treatment. The World Health Organisation has declared the epidemic a global health emergency. Now a call has been made for governments to step up the response by declaring states of emergency and instituting full disaster management.. The United Nations defines a disaster as any serious disruption of the functioning of a society, causing widespread human, material or environmental losses which exceed the ability of a society to cope using only its own resources. The HIV/AIDS epidemic satisfies this definition in some countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Over 23 million people worldwide have died of the disease, often young adults whose loss is felt most acutely by society. Such losses could threaten the fabric of societies and lead to their collapse.. The three main components of a formal disaster response ...
A screenshot from the Riskr app Most of us spend part of our days Tweeting or Facebooking - theres no getting away from the pull of social networking sites. But new research shows that sites such as Twitter and Facebook could be crucial in sharing information during large-scale emergencies. A newly developed disaster management portal, developed by James Cook University researchers Jess Faber, Trina Myers and Ian Atkinson, along with colleagues from Griffith University in Brisbane, uses Twitter to gather up-to-date information.. Following a disaster such as a fire or flood, essential services such as electricity and phone lines can fail - just at the moment when the need for up-to-date information is crucial for disaster recovery and planning - and also for those awaiting news of loved-ones. Research shows that collective knowledge from social networking sites can be more beneficial than mainstream media in the initial stages of such a disaster event.. The researchers developed the Riskr ...
The town of Pripyat that was left abandoned after the nuclear disaster. © Greenpeace / Steve Morgan). Today is the 26th anniversary of the Chernobyl. It is a disaster that left a 30-kilometre uninhabitable exclusion zone, displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and still threatens the lives of tens of thousands.. The legacy of the day that Chernobyls Reactor Four exploded, throwing radioactive contamination across Europe, is still with us and will be for many years to come. We must never forget the magnitude of the disaster and the people who suffered then and continue to suffer now as Greenpeace found when we returned to the area surrounding Chernobyl last year.. Its 26 years later and what have the nuclear industry and its supporters learned?. Nothing.. The nuclear industry still hasnt realized or admitted that its reactors are unsafe. Reactors are vulnerable to any unforeseen combination of technological failures, human errors and natural disasters. That puts the tens of millions of ...
Princess Alice Disaster Thames Police Museum accessed 19 September 2007 *^ The Silvertown Explosion: London 1917 Graham Hill ... Many disasters have befallen the residents of the East End, both in war and in peace. In particular, as a maritime port, plague ... Bethnal Green tube disaster (BBC Homeground) accessed 15 February 2007 Archived 13 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine ... On 3 March 1943 at 8:27 p.m., the unopened Bethnal Green Underground station was the site of a wartime disaster. Families had ...
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"Engineering Disasters" Modern Marvels, History Channel, Viewed March 4, 2010 *^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Hernan, Robert (2010 ... Double disaster[edit]. In 1972, Times Beach hired Bliss to oil its twenty-three miles of dirt roads (due to lack of funding, ... The story of Times Beach was featured on History Channel's Modern Marvels, in the episode "Engineering Disasters 20".[9] ... This Borrowed Earth: Lessons from the 15 Worst Environmental Disasters around the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN ...
Man-made disasters. The September 11 attacks took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, leaving 6,000 injured.[214] First ... Persons employed in occupations that expose them to violence (such as soldiers) or disasters (such as emergency service workers ... Carlier IV, Lamberts RD, van Uchelen AJ, Gersons BP (1998). "Disaster-related post-traumatic stress in police officers: A field ... Bernstein, M; Pfefferbaum, B (16 May 2018). "Posttraumatic Growth as a Response to Natural Disasters in Children and ...
Disasters[edit]. 1989 Newcastle earthquake[edit]. Main article: 1989 Newcastle earthquake. On 28 December 1989, Newcastle ... The Hunter and Central Coast regions were declared natural disaster areas by the State Premier, Morris Iemma, on 8 June 2007 .[ ... "Natural disaster zones declared". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 June 2007 ...
Disaster preparedness and response[edit]. Congressional budgeting effects[edit]. During a Senate Homeland Security and ... National Disaster Medical System. Health and Human Services. Originally assigned to FEMA, Returned to HHS, July 2004 ... Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention ... Federal Emergency Management Agency: agency that oversees the federal government's response to natural disasters like ...
Natural disasters[edit]. It is important to assess risk in regard to natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, and so on. ... The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is a 2015 international accord that has set goals and targets for disaster ... Outcomes of natural disaster risk assessment are valuable when considering future repair costs, business interruption losses ... risk reduction in response to natural disasters.[26] There are regular International Disaster and Risk Conferences in Davos to ...
Disaster relief[edit]. Tetra Pak has supported disaster relief-e.g., after the Haiti earthquake, Pakistan floods, and Russian ...
Disaster and triumph[edit]. Thomson's fears were realized when Whitehouse's apparatus proved insufficiently sensitive and had ...
Social media in natural disasters[edit]. Social media can also be a catalyst for prosocial behavior. One example occurred ... This example can be extended to even more urgent situations, such as a car crash or natural disaster. ...
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Chernobyl disaster[edit]. Main article: Chernobyl disaster. In the Chernobyl disaster the fuel became non-critical when it ... 1986 Chernobyl disaster and Effects of the Chernobyl disaster. *1979 Three Mile Island accident and Three Mile Island accident ... Terra Pitta (5 August 2015). Catastrophe: A Guide to World's Worst Industrial Disasters. Vij Books India Pvt Ltd. pp. 25-. ISBN ... The disaster was caused by a power excursion that led to a steam explosion, meltdown and extensive offsite consequences. ...
Natural disasters[edit]. Climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events including droughts, ... Although it is not possible to determine whether or not a specific natural disaster occurred because of climate change, it is ... Talking about potential disaster can have a broad impact upon society by making many people feel that if the situation were ... of all new internal displacement in 2018 was caused by natural disasters, totalling 17.2 million people.[21] Some predict that ...
Bommer, Julian; Ledbetter, Stephen (1987). "The San Salvador earthquake of 10th October 1986". Disasters. 11 (2): 83-95. doi: ... El Salvador's economy has been hampered at times by natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, by government ...
Disasters[edit]. Great fire[edit]. On 25 May 1866 a great fire occurred in Ottery. A newspaper report from the Exeter and ... One evening in July 1980, a disaster was narrowly averted when an aircraft on approach to Exeter Airport crash-landed on the ...
Natural disasters[edit]. The major weather events in the region were: *June 1950 - 1 person drowned in the flooded Barwon River ... Tamworth declared disaster zone after flash flooding Retrieved 6 October 2009 *^ New South Wales Forecast Areas Map Archived 12 ...
Natural disasters[edit]. The first and most immediately disastrous of the natural disasters that the Roman Empire faced during ... A second and longer-term natural disaster that took place during the Third Century was the increased variability of weather. ...
Environmental disasters[edit]. Since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August 2005, the term has been used to describe ...
Costello, Declan (26 July 1980). Tribunal of Inquiry into the Disaster at Whiddy Island off Bantry Bay on Monday 8 January 1979 ... The Whiddy Island disaster, also known as the Betelgeuse incident, occurred on 8 January 1979, around 1:00 am, when the oil ... False entries were made in logs, false accounts were given of the disaster, and efforts were made to avoid giving statements to ... Some controversy arose over the exact timing of events and the response of the terminal management to the disaster as it ...
Natural disasters[edit]. A store in disarray following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. ...
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Disaster supplies are also kept on hand by those who live in areas prone to earthquakes or other natural disasters. For the ... Prepare for Disasters Before they Strike: Build A Disaster Supplies Kit by the American Red Cross ... Natural disasters[edit]. The US government's Homeland Security website provides a list of in-home emergency kit items.[10] The ... Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ...
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Emergencies and Disasters[edit]. The Canadian Red Cross provides assistance to Canadians experiencing an emergency or disaster ... The Red Cross Society trains volunteers in emergency response, disaster response, and disaster assistance, and provides injury ... "Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide". Canadian Red Cross. Retrieved February 27, 2017.. *^ "International Development". ... Emergencies and Disasters[edit]. The Canadian Red Cross delivers primary healthcare programs, relief supplies, water, and ...
When invited to join the Rogers Commission, which investigated the Challenger disaster, Feynman was hesitant. The nation's ... Because Feynman did not balk at blaming NASA for the disaster, he clashed with the politically savvy commission chairman ... The Challenger Disaster), with William Hurt playing Feynman.[195][196][197] In the 2016 book, Idea Makers: Personal ... Great Mind Richard Feynman Birthday , Manhattan Project and Challenger Disaster , Quantum Electrodynamics , Biography. Techie- ...
1948 Air Disaster[edit]. Main article: Northwood mid-air collision. On 4 July 1948 a Scandinavian Airlines Douglas DC-6 on a ... "Families return to air disaster now almost forgotten". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 11 April 2011 ...
Natural disasters[edit]. Major natural disasters in poor nations often lead to migration of disaster-affected families from ... Slums are often placed among the places vulnerable to natural disasters such as landslides[140] and floods.[141][142] In cities ... a b Pelling, M., & Wisner, B. (Eds.). (2009), Disaster risk reduction: Cases from urban Africa, Earthscan Publishers (UK); ISBN ... Smith, Keith (2013). Environmental hazards: assessing risk and reducing disaster, Routledge, ISBN 978-0415681056[page needed] ...
Disaster relief[edit]. Art therapy has been used in a variety of traumatic experiences, including disaster relief and crisis ... Art therapists have worked with children, adolescents and adults after natural and manmade disasters, encouraging them to make ... Some suggested strategies for working with victims of disaster include: assessing for distress or post traumatic stress ...
1986 Chernobyl disaster[edit]. Main article: Chernobyl disaster. The 1986 disaster in Chernobyl, USSR is generally considered ... a b c Susan Cutter and Barnes, Evacuation behavior and Three Mile Island Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine, Disasters ... Nevertheless, the nuclear disaster in Japan is likely to have major effects on US energy policy, according to billionaire ... Some of the proposed sites have even scrapped their building plans, and many think the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster will ...
During and After a Natural Disaster. During and after a disaster, you may have strong emotions. Connecting with family, friends ... During a natural disaster, you may have to stay at a shelter or temporary housing. If you go to a shelter, tell the staff that ... Preparedness and Safety Messaging for Hurricanes, Flooding, and Similar Disasters pdf icon[PDF-1.18 MB] (in Spanish pdf icon[ ... Learn how to prepare using this list of things you can do before, during, and after a natural disaster to protect yourself and ...
Disasters can be scary and stressful, especially if youre expecting or have a baby. Learn to help you prepare for an emergency ... Learn general tips to get prepared before a disaster and what to do in case of a disaster to help keep you and your family safe ... Get Prepared for an Emergency or Disaster. Disasters can be scary and stressful, especially if youre expecting or have a baby ... Safety Messages For Pregnant, Postpartum, and Breastfeeding Women During Disasters. *Disaster Planning: Infant and Child ...
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Dilmas disasters. The impeachment proceedings against Dilma Rousseff are bad for Brazil. But they make it more likely that she ... Ominously, Ms Rousseff, too, has an economic disaster on her hands, largely the result of irresponsible fiscal and monetary ... This article appeared in the The Americas section of the print edition under the headline Dilmas disasters ...
Aug. 1, Asunción, Paraguay: Fire, caused by a gas leak, swept through a supermarket in a three-story shopping center, killing at least 400 people, many of whom were trapped inside because security guards locked the doors to prevent theft. There are still 130 people missing.Aug.
Together with allies in the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters, were working to protect all Americans from the risk of a ... These impacted communities shouldnt have to brace themselves for a chemical disaster - its the responsibility of the U.S. ... chemical disaster.. President Obama introduced an executive order to improve chemical safety and security in 2013, but its up ...
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Natural disasters have reshaped Indonesias approach to disaster response and preparedness, and made communities more resilient ... The MDF and JRF setting the standard for Indonesian disaster response. But there is an upside: these deadly natural disasters ... Natural disasters have reshaped Indonesias approach to disaster response and preparedness, and made communities more resilient ... Natural disasters have reshaped Indonesias approach to disaster response and preparedness, and made communities more resilient ...
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This updated page reviews major disaster declarations from 2010 to 2018 and gives examples of recent disaster mitigation ... Natural Disasters , Resource Planning 9/1/2019 Table of Contents. *U.S. Map of Major Disaster Declarations from 2010-Present ( ... Natural Disasters Taking a Toll on States. Natural disasters, which occur across all parts of the United States, result in ... Fall 2018 Disaster Recovery Reform Act In October 2018, Congress passed HR 302, the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA). ...
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Disasters are very common. Worldwide, earthquakes, floods, cyclones, landslides, technological accidents, and urban fires occur ... Bolin, R. (1985). Disaster characteristics and psychosocial impacts. In B. Sowder (Ed.), Disasters and Mental Health: Selected ... Quarantelli, E. (1994). Future disaster trends and policy implications for developing countries. Newark, DE: Disaster Research ... In R. Gist & B. Lubin (Eds.), Psychosocial aspects of disaster (pp. 190-228). New York: John Wiley & Sons.Google Scholar ...
Not all natural disasters are entirely natural. In December 1952, manmade air pollution in London formed into a mass of sooty ... 6 Bizarre Natural Disasters. From a climate-changing volcanic eruption to a mysterious explosion in Siberia, learn the stories ...
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  • 2005 has recently seen a number of disasters and relief efforts, from the Asian tsunami, to the severe hurricanes and storms in the Caribbean, the earthquake in South Asia (Pakistan and India), and drought in parts of Africa. (
  • When poor countries face natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and fires, the cost of rebuilding becomes even more of an issue when they are already burdened with debt. (
  • The story map below illustrates examples of natural disasters that have been worsened by climate change-including hurricanes, harmful algal outbreaks, wildfires, floods, and droughts-and highlights the ecological and financial damages that recent events have left in their wake. (
  • Coping with Disaster: The Impact of Hurricanes on International Financial Flows, 1970-2002 ," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy , De Gruyter, vol. 8(1), pages 1-45, June. (
  • Coping with Disaster: The Impact of Hurricanes on International Financial Flows, 1970-2002 ," NBER Working Papers 12794, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. (
  • And in the years since then, a number of disasters-hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence and Michael, flooding in the Great Plains and Midwest and catastrophic wildfires in the West-have caused billions of dollars more of devastation. (
  • In addition to stimulating local, state and national economies by creating new jobs, natural infrastructure plays an important role in safeguarding communities by reducing the overall impact of hurricanes-minimizing the extent of post-disaster cost and recovery efforts. (
  • Federal disaster aid for hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria should incorporate natural and nature-based solutions to expedite recovery while increasing resilience. (
  • In June, Congress passed a long-awaited $19 billion supplemental disaster aid package for states most affected by 2017, 2018 and 2019 disasters. (
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that more than 25 million Americans - almost 8 percent of the population - were affected by major disasters in 2017. (
  • From severe flooding in Puerto Rico and Texas to mudslides and wildfires in California, major natural disasters in 2017 cost over $306 billion nationally. (
  • The Asia-Pacific region was the worst-hit in the 2010-2019 period, accounting for 44% of the total, with earthquakes, tsunamis and tropical cyclones among the disasters, Aon said in a report. (
  • American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming - The month of July 2019 brought 48 calls for Red Cross disaster assistance and we were able to help 152 people across the two-state region begin their recovery. (
  • Over the past decade, water and weather-related disasters, such as floods and storms affected most people, caused the greatest economic losses and represented more than 80 per cent of all disaster events. (
  • Over the period 1995-2015, floods accounted for 43% of all documented natural disasters, affecting 2.3 billion people, killing 157,000 and causing US$662 billion in damage. (
  • Global statistics show that floods are the most frequently recorded destructive events, accounting for about 30 percent of the world's disasters each year. (
  • The frequency of floods is increasing faster than in any other type of disaster. (
  • Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods can often come at the least expected time. (
  • A natural disaster is when events such as earthquakes, mudslides, floods or wildfires affect people. (
  • Earthquakes, floods, droughts, snow storms and other disasters cost China over 420 billion yuan ($69 billion), according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China . (
  • In addition to local disaster responses, we deployed a total of 20 disaster responders to support disaster relief for the California Earthquake, Midwest Floods, Texas Floods, and Hurricane Barry. (
  • The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist individuals and families displaced by natural and man-made disasters, including home fires (the majority of responses), wildfires, earthquakes, floods, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents and other emergencies. (
  • However, earthquakes are the deadliest disasters in most continents, with drought remaining the biggest killer in Africa. (
  • In addition, at the end (and throughout) each 'disaster unit' students are asked to reflect on how their experiences relate to the process of science [metacurriculum] and their own learning [metacognition] with specific prompts such as, 'We have now examined both earthquakes and volcanoes, with all that we've done to this point, consider the following: How important is communication (spoken & written) in the success of aiding scientific understanding? (
  • Learn how to prepare using this list of things you can do before, during, and after a natural disaster to protect yourself and your loved ones. (
  • If you are pregnant, talk to your health care provider about how to get medical care if there is a natural disaster. (
  • Connecting with family, friends, and others in your community can help you cope with a natural disaster . (
  • During a natural disaster, you may have to stay at a shelter or temporary housing. (
  • Deadly Mudslides Are the Latest Natural Disaster to Hit California Charred and barren after devastating wildfires, hillsides gave way after heavy rains. (
  • Prevention of the consequences of man-made or natural disaster at the international, the community, the family, and the individual level. (
  • The literature and experience suggests there are ways to strengthen policy frameworks to increase resilience to natural disaster shocks, including identifying the risks and probability of natural disasters and integrating them more explicitly into macro frame-works, increasing flexibility within fiscal frameworks, and improving coordination amongst international partners ex post and ex ante. (
  • The FMLA does not, in itself, require employers to give employees time off to attend to personal matters arising out of a natural disaster, such as cleaning a flood-damaged basement, salvaging belongings or searching for missing relatives. (
  • However, an employee would qualify for FMLA leave when, as a result of a natural disaster, the employee suffers a physical or mental illness or injury that meets the definition of a 'serious health condition' and renders them unable to perform their job, or the employee is required to care for a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition who is affected by the natural disaster. (
  • As a result of the natural disaster, an employee's chronic condition (such as stress, anxiety or soaring blood pressure) flares up, rendering them unable to perform their job. (
  • Where the medical certification supports the need for leave as a result of the natural disaster, FMLA leave is in play. (
  • An employee is required to care for a family member with a serious health condition for a reason connected with the natural disaster. (
  • In addition, employees who are physically or emotionally injured as the result of a natural disaster also may be entitled to FMLA leave. (
  • These medical conditions may arise several weeks and months after the natural disaster hits. (
  • Thus, employers should be vigilant in watching for signs of an employee who is unusually scarred by a natural disaster. (
  • Please note that this section is not an up-to-date news source as natural disaster events unfold. (
  • It is thought that the cost of the earthquake and tsunami could be over $300 billion - the world's most expensive natural disaster on record. (
  • Natural disaster has always been one of man's most unpredictable dangers. (
  • the Category 4 storm was the island's most severe natural disaster in modern history. (
  • Nationals of countries not directly affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the resulting tsunami, who died or went missing in this natural disaster. (
  • Consider these tips to prepare and protect yourself in the event of a natural disaster. (
  • Be aware of the risks for injury during and after a natural disaster. (
  • After a natural disaster, deaths are most often due to blunt trauma, crush-related injuries, or drowning. (
  • A flood is a natural disaster caused by too much rain or water in an area, and could be caused by many different conditions. (
  • A wildfire is a natural disaster that starts in forests, deserts with heavy brush or other vegetated areas. (
  • In 1999 alone, natural disasters killed over 60,000 people in Turkey, 10,000 people in India, and 25,000 people in Venezuela (United Nations General Assembly Economic and Social Council [UNGAESC], 2000). (
  • Founded in 2000 by the European, French and Canadian Space agencies, the International Charter Space and Major Disasters provides the best-available satellite pictures. (
  • They can also cause other disasters, such as tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. (
  • When disaster strikes, it usually manifests itself through water. (
  • K now How to Help Your Pet Before a Disaster Strikes. (
  • If you ask me how comfortable we are if a disaster strikes, we would be ready for it. (
  • When disaster strikes and infrastructure collapses, people can die when their medications can't reach them. (
  • Ensure your applications can continue to run even when disaster strikes. (
  • When a disaster strikes, farmers and ranchers don't want a process, they want help. (
  • The average number of billion-dollar disasters doubled between 1980 and 2016. (
  • In a bad storm or serious disaster, it's important to remember that lots of people are looking out for you, including parents, police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, and other people who are trained to handle emergencies. (
  • Animal owners are responsible to provide a standard of care for their animals at all times, including during emergencies, disasters and evacuations. (
  • In terms of mitigation, states should expect a push from FEMA in the coming years to communicate their resilience plans, to increase state-to-state mutual aid and to develop comprehensive plans, programs and operation centers for disaster mitigation. (
  • Through the application of disaster risk reduction, quality and sustainability of public spending is enhanced and further contributes to social and economic development and building resilience. (
  • As stated in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building resilience of nations, cities, and communities to disasters, disaster risk reduction is intrinsically part of sustainable development as it is about addressing the underlying risks to development, reducing vulnerability and thereby increasing resilience of nations, cities, and communities. (
  • The preparatory process of Rio+20 has identified 'disaster risk reduction and resilience' as one of the emerging issues in the context of sustainable development. (
  • NIST leads several national efforts to develop guidance and tools to help communities improve the resilience of their buildings and infrastructure systems: Community Resilience, National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP), Fire Protection and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), Wind Engineering, Progressive Collapse, and Disaster and Failure Studies. (
  • This research builds on TU Delft's strong expertise in disasters and resilience. (
  • Investing in the power of nature can speed recovery after disasters and increase resilience, allowing communities to build back smarter while reducing risk from future storms. (
  • In March of 2018, FEMA released its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan , which has three core principles: Build a culture of preparedness, ready the nation for catastrophic disasters, and reduce the complexity of FEMA. (
  • In October 2018, Congress passed HR 302 , the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA). (
  • Since 2009, an estimated one person every second has been displaced by a disaster, with an average of 22.5 million people displaced by climate or weather-related events since 2008 ( GRID 2018 ). (
  • Environmental sustainability, gender, capacity building and disaster risk reduction were important cross-cutting elements of the MDF program throughout its life cycle. (
  • To achieve this, public education on sustainable development broadly, and disaster risk reduction specifically, needs to be supported as a key instrument of accountability. (
  • Experiences from countries have shown that disaster risk reduction is most cost-effective when it is integrated from the beginning of the process, including in adaptation. (
  • The overall objective is to support and advance the dialogue already underway on how best to integrate the disaster risk reduction approach into the Rio+20 outcomes. (
  • Meeting the challenges associated with water-related disasters requires investment in and implementation of good disaster risk-reduction. (
  • Disaster risk reduction progress score is an average of self-assessment scores, ranging from 1 to 5, submitted by countries under Priority 1 of the Hyogo Framework National Progress Reports. (
  • The Hyogo Framework is a global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts that was adopted by 168 countries in 2005. (
  • Assessments of "Priority 1" include four indicators that reflect the degree to which countries have prioritized disaster risk reduction and the strengthening of relevant institutions. (
  • Spanning all areas of science on the analysis and impact of disasters, disaster risk reduction and prevention: from construction technology to treatment of PTSD, we have opened access to journal articles and listed related books. (
  • California Governor on Wildfires: 'This Is the New Normal' And, as if climate change wasn't a big enough problem, the GOP tax cuts also pose a threat to disaster victims. (
  • Depending on where a person lives, some kinds of natural disasters are more likely to happen than in other places. (
  • Within the PDPC, Bas Jonkman works on simulations of all kinds of natural disasters and their effects. (
  • Asia is the region most vulnerable to water-related disasters, accounting for more than 45% of fatalities and more than 90% of the people affected by disasters between 1980 and 2006. (
  • This paper reviews the literature on the macroeconomic impact of natural disasters and presents the IMF's role in assisting countries coping with natural catastrophes. (
  • Calibrations based on existing models of rare macroeconomic disasters suggest that optimal environmental investment can be a significant share of GDP even with reasonable values for the rate of time preference and the expected rate of return on private capital. (
  • The Macroeconomic Consequences of Disasters ," Working Papers 200707, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics. (
  • Commitment to address the world's increasing vulnerability and exposure to disaster risk arises from a clear acknowledgment that the impact of climate change is resulting in more frequent, intense and geographically distributed hazards and that the world's increasing urbanization is concentrating economic and physical risk in densely populated cities. (
  • Underlying risk drivers, such as poor urban governance, lack of proper urban planning and land management, vulnerable rural livelihoods, declining ecosystems, and climate change underpin the expansion of disaster risk. (
  • For Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the need to reduce disaster risk through adaptation to climate change and strengthening early warning systems forms a significant part of their national response, particularly given the often limited economic base (fisheries, tourism and single crops) and their high degree of overall exposure to disasters. (
  • By 2050, rising populations in floodprone lands, climate change, deforestation, loss of wetlands and rising sea levels are expected to increase the number of people vulnerable to flood disaster to 2 billion. (
  • Disasters and climate change are a growing concern. (
  • We are deeply concerned about the massive protection challenges raised by disasters and climate-related related displacement, and work with other agencies and a range of partners to protect those at risk. (
  • Economics of Disasters and Climate Change is an integrated platform to serve researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and educators, and all who are interested in the theoretical and applied (quantitative) aspects of the economics and finance of climate change and disasters and their interaction. (
  • It is the first journal to connect the economics/finance of disasters and the economics of climate change, which, though intimately related, are mostly treated separately in the literature. (
  • It is a peer-reviewed, international journal designed to foster and disseminate innovative and original research and policy analysis on the economic and financial aspects of climate change and disasters, studied separately and in conjunction. (
  • The journal serves researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and educators, who are interested in the theoretical and applied (quantitative) aspects of our understanding of the economics and finance of climate change and of disasters. (
  • Climate change has left its calling card in some of those disasters, says Lisa Alexander of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. (
  • Natural disasters have reshaped Indonesia's approach to disaster response and preparedness, and made communities more resilient. (
  • Specific guidelines for integrating gender issues into the preparedness activities for disaster planning as well as for ensuring provision of gender-fair assistance are necessary. (
  • The increasing economic cost and toll of disasters should be a significant incentive for governments and humanitarian organizations to focus more attention on preparedness, prevention and addressing the root causes of vulnerability. (
  • Al u r tards r gettin lost cuz u r an fags an im sittin hear eatin ur mumz and is disaster preparedness plan deflected back as white given that. (
  • Yesterday Ernst Kuijpers, Marion Koopmans and Ahmed Aboutaleb presented the Pandemics and Disaster Preparedness Center (PDPC) of TU Delft, Erasmus MC and Erasmus University Rotterdam during the television programme Jinek. (
  • The plan for a Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Centre is based on a wish expressed by virologist Professor Marion Koopmans, who hopes that the current level of vigilance will not diminish once the pandemic is under control again. (
  • In recognition of the federal government's Hurricane Disaster Preparedness Week (May 6-12), we want to assure the nation that USDA is ready to provide vital nutrition assistance to families in need when disasters strike. (
  • Overall, annual economic losses from weather-related disasters are estimated at between US$ 250 billion and US$ 300 billion. (
  • Federal, state and local governments all have a vested interest in reducing the costs and impacts of disasters and are taking a hard look at mitigation strategies that will reduce the environmental and fiscal impacts of disasters and help communities recover faster. (
  • what is covered, what isn't, and how you can recover from disaster (even if you don't live in a house). (
  • Photo: Newton County Animal Control The Foundation recently awarded Indiana's Newton County Animal Control a $5,000 disaster grant to help it recover from an electrical fire. (
  • Here at the Foundation we just awarded two disaster grants to help two rescues rebuild and recover from natural disasters. (
  • The Aftermath Is a Man-Made Disaster. (
  • However, these groups and nations may have the fewest resources or facilities to cope with the aftermath of disasters. (
  • But one thing that countless disaster survivors can do in the aftermath is give thanks to their neighbors in Cooperative Extension who stepped up to help. (
  • Thesaurus , Merriam-Webster, (
  • Mega Disasters is an American documentary television series that originally aired from May 23, 2006 to July 2008 on The History Channel. (
  • The two "mega-disasters" of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 inspired the series and provided a reference point for many of the episodes. (
  • This is regarded as one of the worst nuclear disasters to ever happen, possibly the worst of all, though comparing major nuclear disasters to each other is hard for a number of reasons. (
  • Allow states to use federal disaster assistance to directly administer temporary and permanent housing assistance for disaster victims. (
  • In M. Lystad (Ed.), Innovations in mental health services to disaster victims (pp. 151-160). (
  • Countries around the globe have stepped forward with pledges of cash and assistance to the victims of the southern Asian earthquake and tsunami disaster. (
  • The Red Cross L.A. Region focuses on meeting the immediate emergency needs of area disaster victims at least once a day. (
  • On-call DAT volunteers travel together to the disaster site, assess the scope of the disaster, and if necessary, work with the victims to identify and meet the immediate needs of the displaced residents. (
  • Victims and relatives of victims of major accidents involving airplane and train crashes and other mass disasters will only be able to file lawsuits in federal court under a new law passed by Congress with little attention last month. (
  • None of the world's 436 nuclear reactors are immune to human errors, natural disasters, or any of the many other serious incidents that could cause a disaster. (
  • Its portfolio followed a phased approach designed to meet the changing needs of disaster survivors throughout the recovery process: first rebuilding houses and communities, then focusing on infrastructure, and finally laying the foundations for economic growth. (
  • He said in the first few hours of a disaster, when survivors are trapped in the rubble of an earthquake, delays and lack of resources could mean the difference between life and death. (
  • Read " Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster " to learn more. (
  • Three years after the disaster at Fukushima, science correspondent Miles O'Brien returned to the Daiichi nuclear plant for an exclusive look at the site. (
  • News from Fukushima Update # 69 by Ana Miller and Greg Laden Over the last several weeks we've heard repeated, alarming, and generally worsening, news from Fukushima Diachi, the Japanese nuclear power plant that suffered a series of disasters that make The China Syndrome look like a Disney family movie. (
  • The Fukushima nuclear disaster showed us once again that nuclear reactors are fundamentally dangerous. (
  • The lives of hundreds of thousands of people continue to be affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, especially the 160,000 who fled their homes because of radioactive contamination, and continue to live in limbo without fair, just, and timely compensation. (
  • For more than two years we have watched how the Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO has failed to take control of the disaster or be transparent about the real situation at the stricken plant, trying to hide problems such as leaking. (
  • Factoring and applying disaster risk into public investment decisions directly addresses critical risk drivers and downplays potential disaster-related losses and costs at a scale impossible to achieve through stand-alone disaster risk management. (
  • Water-related disasters pose both direct impacts (e.g. damage to buildings, crops and infrastructure, and loss of life and property) and indirect impacts (e.g. losses in productivity and livelihoods, increased investment risk, indebtedness and human health impacts). (
  • LONDON (Reuters) - The last decade was the worst on record for economic losses from natural disasters, amounting to $3 trillion - over a trillion more than the previous decade, insurance broker Aon AON.N said on Wednesday. (
  • In one of the worst air disasters in history, a U.S. DC-10 jetliner bound for Los Angeles , California, crashed on takeoff at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after one engine and its support pylon fell off. (
  • Below are brief explanations of disasters that are common in California. (
  • Case Based Study Approach: students evaluate content in the context of real disasters that have occurred in the past. (
  • Ominously, Ms Rousseff, too, has an economic disaster on her hands, largely the result of irresponsible fiscal and monetary policies and incessant microeconomic interventionism in her first term. (
  • Natural disasters, which occur across all parts of the United States, result in severe damage to natural and built environments, have long-term economic impacts and often lead to loss of life. (
  • June 27 -- The Caribbean Disaster Risk Atlas, a tool to enhance decision-making to reduce the serious economic and social impacts of natural hazards in the region, was launched Monday June 25th at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona. (
  • More intense weather events, bigger populations in the path of disasters and greater supply chain disruption in a globalized economy contributed to the sharp rise in economic damage, Aon said. (
  • Every year, there are alert systems and organizational plans that are developed and implemented to keep the public abreast during natural disasters and other catastrophic events. (
  • Droughts accounted for 5% of natural disasters, affecting 1.1 billion people, killing 22,000, and causing US$100 billion in damage between 1995 and 2015. (
  • During disasters, harmful chemicals from businesses and other places may be released into the environment. (
  • People also can cause disasters, like causing an oil spill that pollutes the environment or starting a forest fire. (
  • Managing disaster recovery, especially in a dispersed, hybrid environment with cross-platform resource usage, availability, scalability and performance requirements is no easy task. (
  • With VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, VMware users finally have a true DR option that works automatically and on-demand, regardless of the complexity of their environment. (
  • In the modern world, the traditional view of natural disasters as punishments for human wickedness has given way to the scientific study of the causes of seemingly unpredictable acts of nature. (
  • In recent years, however, scholars have placed more emphasis on the roles played by greed and indifference to potential human suffering in many seemingly "natural" disasters. (
  • The fact that individual donors have seemingly irrational reasons for giving to one disaster and not another demonstrates how counterproductive the current methods of raising money for humanitarian relief are. (
  • Even your seemingly infallible relationship could be headed for disaster-whether you realize it or not. (
  • Unless you've lived through disaster, it's hard to imagine what might go through your mind when first viewing a wrecked home, property, livelihood, and - seemingly - your future. (
  • Use this guide to develop a plan for any emergency or disaster. (
  • Many authors, among them anthropologists, sociologists, geographers and cultural psychologists engage in definition of crisis, disaster and catastrophe in order to differentiate emic and etic perceptions. (
  • Natural disasters and technological catastrophe. (
  • It was also the most expensive year on record for natural disasters, with $306.2 billion in damage and 362 deaths . (
  • An average of 25.3 million people are displaced each year by sudden-onset disasters. (
  • More than 26,000 lives were lost in natural and man-made disasters last year, according to Swiss Re, an insurer. (
  • This year the world has been rocked by devastating disasters and the evidence suggests this trend is likely to continue. (
  • One wonders if the big government enthusiasts of the Obama Administration have the gravitas and understanding of nuance to see the irony that government over-regulation played a major role in both of the ' Black Swan ' (highly improbable) man-caused disasters of the past year. (
  • Yet, interestingly, developing countries, and smaller economies, face much larger output declines following a disaster of similar relative magnitude than do developed countries or bigger economies. (
  • Excepting only two shows devoted to man-made disasters, the threats explored can be divided into three general categories: meteorological, geological, and cosmic hazards. (
  • Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts , and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. (
  • NIST research focuses on the impact of multiple hazards on buildings and communities and conducts post-disaster studies to provide the technical basis for improved standards, codes, and practices used in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure systems. (
  • For countries low down on the development scale, these disasters can drastically change the development curve," Mr. Walker said. (
  • Site Recovery Manager has drastically improved our disaster-recovery planning by reducing the recovery time objective from 2.5 hours to just about 30 minutes for our mission critical workloads. (
  • A total of 353 people drowned when the "Siev X" - Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel X - sank off Indonesia, in what is thought to be the worst asylum seeker maritime disaster. (
  • A boat carrying 105 people was lost to sea en route to Australia. (
  • When a disaster happens, you'll see these people on the news helping people. (
  • Seeing that people in a disaster are being taken care of can make us feel a little better. (
  • And hard as it is to believe, even people who lost the most in a disaster will feel better someday. (
  • Due to its location, Indonesia will always be prone to natural disasters and its people are always at risk. (
  • Because of Indonesia's location in a geologically active part of the world, it will always be prone to natural disasters, and its people will always be at risk. (
  • You may avoid places or people that remind you of the disaster. (
  • The Patria disaster was the sinking on 25 November 1940 by the Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah of a French-built ocean liner , the 11,885-ton SS Patria , in the port of Haifa , killing 267 people and injuring 172. (
  • When severe flooding in Pakistan left millions of people without food, shelter, and water, I wrote a post wondering why that disaster was getting less attention than Haiti's earthquake. (
  • Many natural disasters are becoming more dangerous, and their far-reaching impacts have negatively affected both people and wildlife across the United States. (
  • Natural disasters can seriously injure large numbers of people, contribute to the spread of some diseases, disrupt sanitation, and interrupt normal public services. (
  • Should a disaster occur or appear imminent, and if emergency officials recommend that you stay in your home, it is crucial that you keep your pets with you. (
  • Importantly, Section 1239 of the law directs the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) to revise and update the factors considered when evaluating a governor's request for a major disaster declaration, including the way FEMA estimates the cost of major disaster assistance and the capacity of a jurisdiction to respond to disasters. (
  • Disasters in Africa pose a major obstacle to the African continent's efforts to achieve sustainable development, especially in view of the region's insufficient capacities to predict, monitor, deal with and mitigate disasters. (