Disasters: 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.Disaster Planning: Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.Disaster Medicine: 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.Relief Work: 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)Rescue Work: 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.Mass Casualty Incidents: 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.Tsunamis: 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.ExplosionsTerrorism: 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.Accidents, AviationCivil Defense: Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack.Crush Syndrome: 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.Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic: 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.FiresDisaster Victims: Persons adversely effected by DISASTERS, occurrences that result in property damage, deaths, and/or injuries to a community.Forensic Dentistry: The application of dental knowledge to questions of law.Forensic Anthropology: 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)Floods: 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.Chemical Hazard Release: 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.LouisianaEmergency Responders: Personnel trained to provide the initial services, care, and support in EMERGENCIES or DISASTERS.New Orleans: City in Orleans Parish (county), largest city in state of LOUISIANA. It is located between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems: The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.Mortuary Practice: Activities associated with the disposition of the dead. It excludes cultural practices such as funeral rites.Emergency Shelter: Temporary shelter provided in response to a major disaster or emergency.Radioactive Hazard Release: 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.Resilience, Psychological: The human ability to adapt in the face of tragedy, trauma, adversity, hardship, and ongoing significant life stressors.New York CityTransportation of Patients: Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Nuclear power accident that occurred following the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake of March 11, 2011 in the northern region of Japan.Haiti: 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)Tidal Waves: Water waves caused by the gravitational interactions between the EARTH; MOON; and SUN.Crisis Intervention: 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)Police: Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.Aircraft: 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)Telecommunications: Transmission of information over distances via electronic means.Volunteers: Persons who donate their services.Materials Management, Hospital: The management of all procurement, distribution, and storage of equipment and supplies, as well as logistics management including laundry, processing of reusables, etc.Triage: The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.Dental Records: Data collected during dental examination for the purpose of study, diagnosis, or treatment planning.Radio: 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)Forensic Sciences: 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.Medical Waste Disposal: 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.Surge Capacity: 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.Volcanic Eruptions: 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)JapanAviation: Design, development, manufacture, and operation of heavier-than-air AIRCRAFT.Survivors: 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.Structure Collapse: Failure in built environment with loss of functional integrity.Near Drowning: Non-fatal immersion or submersion in water. The subject is resuscitable.Emergency Medical Technicians: 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.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute: 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.Landslides: 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.Helping Behavior: Behaviors associated with the giving of assistance or aid to individuals.Isocyanates: Organic compounds that contain the -NCO radical.Sri LankaVulnerable Populations: 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.Refugees: 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)Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.First Aid: Emergency care or treatment given to a person who suddenly becomes ill or injured before full medical services become available.Hospital Volunteers: Individuals who donate their services to the hospital.Emergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.Bioterrorism: The use of biological agents in TERRORISM. This includes the malevolent use of BACTERIA; VIRUSES; or other BIOLOGICAL TOXINS against people, ANIMALS; or PLANTS.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Social Work, Psychiatric: Use of all social work processes in the treatment of patients in a psychiatric or mental health setting.Life Change Events: Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.Public Health: 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.United States Department of Homeland Security: 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.Red Cross: 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.
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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 ...
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- After natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. (cdc.gov)
- In 2017, more than 25 million Americans were affected by natural disasters, most notably hurricanes in the southeast, and wildfires in the west. (ncsl.org)
- 1 billion in a Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies account for expenses to prepare for floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters, as well as support for certain emergency response operations. (ncsl.org)
- Floods may also accompany other natural disasters, such as sea surges during hurricanes and tsunamis following earthquakes. (medscape.com)
- 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. (globalissues.org)
- 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. (globalissues.org)
- 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. (nwf.org)
- He says there is a "total lack of accountability" and "electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. (pbs.org)
- Extreme weather conditions can cause natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes. (reference.com)
- The tsunami was caused by an earthquake, not climate change, but floods, hurricanes, cyclones, landslides and other 'sudden-onset' disasters are expected to become more frequent and severe in the future as a result of climate change. (brookings.edu)
- In June, Congress passed a long-awaited $19 billion supplemental disaster aid package for states most affected by 2017, 2018 and 2019 disasters. (ncsl.org)
- 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. (usda.gov)
- From severe flooding in Puerto Rico and Texas to mudslides and wildfires in California, major natural disasters in 2017 cost over $306 billion nationally. (usda.gov)
- From 1998 to 2017, direct losses from all disasters totalled $2.9 trillion, of which 77% was due to extreme weather that is intensifying as the world warms, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said in a report. (rte.ie)
- Climate-related disasters accounted for about 90% of the 7,255 major disasters between 1998 and 2017, most of them floods and storms, it said. (rte.ie)
- However, earthquakes are the deadliest disasters in most continents, with drought remaining the biggest killer in Africa. (un.org)
- Earthquakes, severe storms, floods and other natural disasters claimed over 29,000 lives last year. (economist.com)
- 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? (carleton.edu)
- Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods can often come at the least expected time. (globalissues.org)
- 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 . (newscientist.com)
- 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. (redcross.org)
- The number of geophysical disasters - earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions - increased from the mid-80s to the mid-90s, but has since returned to early-80s levels. (csmonitor.com)
- More than half the deaths were caused by 563 earthquakes and related tsunamis, said the report drawing on data from the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters in Belgium. (rte.ie)
- We mainly focus on hydro-meteorological disasters (e.g. floods, storms, droughts) and geophysical disasters (e.g. earthquakes, tsunamis), and the physical and monetary damage caused by these disasters. (springer.com)
- 2013 ) find a positive effect of floods and a negative effect of droughts but no effect of earthquakes and storms on post-disaster GDP in developing countries. (springer.com)
- This year's Billion Dollar Disaster Report from the National Climatic Data Center makes it clear that these disasters-blizzards, tornadoes, fires, droughts, and flooding-are happening more frequently than they did in the past. (fastcompany.com)
- The second half of the class guides participants through the process of writing a local preparedness plan for responding to the needs of animals and their owners during natural and/or man-made disasters (such as tornadoes, floods or chemical spills). (in.gov)
- Know how the COVID-19 pandemic can affect disaster preparedness and recovery, and what you can do to keep yourself and others safe. (cdc.gov)
- Natural disasters have reshaped Indonesia's approach to disaster response and preparedness, and made communities more resilient. (worldbank.org)
- 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. (ncsl.org)
- 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. (un.org)
- 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. (unwater.org)
- 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. (amazonaws.com)
- 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. (usda.gov)
- Regional Disaster Resilience: A Guide for Developing an Action Plan provides a much-needed strategy to develop the level of preparedness necessary. (asce.org)
- 2011-08-17T10:53:36-04:00 https://images.c-span.org/Files/879/301070-m.jpg Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate talked about his agency's new "whole of community" approach to preparedness and response in federal disasters. (c-span.org)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate talked about his agency's new "whole of community" approach to preparedness and response in federal disasters. (c-span.org)
- With that thought to warm your heart, click ahead to see houses with differing styles of disaster preparedness. (cnbc.com)
- Environmental sustainability, gender, capacity building and disaster risk reduction were important cross-cutting elements of the MDF program throughout its life cycle. (worldbank.org)
- 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. (un.org)
- 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. (un.org)
- To achieve this, public education on sustainable development broadly, and disaster risk reduction specifically, needs to be supported as a key instrument of accountability. (un.org)
- 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. (un.org)
- 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. (un.org)
- 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. (un.org)
- Meeting the challenges associated with water-related disasters requires investment in and implementation of good disaster risk-reduction. (unwater.org)
- 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. (nationmaster.com)
- The Hyogo Framework is a global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts that was adopted by 168 countries in 2005. (nationmaster.com)
- 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. (nationmaster.com)
- 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. (springer.com)
- According to the leading disaster risk reduction adviser for the United Nation's secretary general, climate related disasters are affecting thousands of people every week, whether or not they get media coverage. (inhabitat.com)
- As we know, El Niño brings massive climate shifts to the Pacific-making it permanent could result in an increase in natural disasters all along the Pacific rim. (fastcompany.com)
- The increase in natural disasters is expected to produce massive displacement that will change the world's perception of forcibly displaced people, currently thought of primarily as refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by persecution and conflict. (brookings.edu)
- The average number of billion-dollar disasters doubled between 1980 and 2016. (ncsl.org)
- 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. (unwater.org)
- The number of natural disasters has more than doubled since 1980, mostly because of a worsening of weather-driven catastrophes, according to a German insurance company. (csmonitor.com)
- This number is in line with a steady increase in the number of natural disasters that the company has tracked since 1980. (csmonitor.com)
- Animal owners are responsible to provide a standard of care for their animals at all times, including during emergencies, disasters and evacuations. (google.com)
- 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. (kidshealth.org)
- Animal Issues in Disasters" presents an overview of topics surrounding animal-related emergencies. (in.gov)
- 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. (ncsl.org)
- 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. (nist.gov)
- Deadly Mudslides Are the Latest Natural Disaster to Hit California Charred and barren after devastating wildfires, hillsides gave way after heavy rains. (nymag.com)
- 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. (nymag.com)
- 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. (nber.org)
- This note attempts to quantify the macroeconomic impact of costly and deadly disasters in recent US history, and to translate these estimates into an analysis of the likely impact of covid19. (nber.org)
- In this paper, we show how a simple extension of the neoclassical growth model can be used to reconcile theory with empirical evidence and how the model can be used to motivate the diverse post-shock macroeconomic outcomes found in the disaster literature. (springer.com)
- In Czech Republic, thousands of people were evacuated from Prague as floodwaters deluged the city center, and Salzburg, Austria, was declared a disaster zone, with 1,000 buildings partially or totally submerged. (infoplease.com)
- Due to its location, Indonesia will always be prone to natural disasters and its people are always at risk. (worldbank.org)
- 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. (worldbank.org)
- You may avoid places or people that remind you of the disaster. (medlineplus.gov)
- 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. (scienceblogs.com)
- An average of 25.3 million people are displaced each year by sudden-onset disasters. (unwater.org)
- 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. (unwater.org)
- 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. (unwater.org)
- People also can cause disasters, like causing an oil spill that pollutes the environment or starting a forest fire. (kidshealth.org)
- When a disaster happens, you'll see these people on the news helping people. (kidshealth.org)
- Seeing that people in a disaster are being taken care of can make us feel a little better. (kidshealth.org)
- And hard as it is to believe, even people who lost the most in a disaster will feel better someday. (kidshealth.org)
- Many natural disasters are becoming more dangerous, and their far-reaching impacts have negatively affected both people and wildlife across the United States. (nwf.org)
- Natural disasters can seriously injure large numbers of people, contribute to the spread of some diseases, disrupt sanitation, and interrupt normal public services. (cdc.gov)
- 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. (greenpeace.org)
- Whether natural or man-made, disasters simultaneously cause massive destruction and unity of people trying to help those in need. (awesomestories.com)
- That's because a natural disaster isn't counted in Munich Re's figures unless people died in it. (csmonitor.com)
- People in poorer nations are seven times more likely to be killed by a disaster than in wealthier ones, Mr Mena told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. (rte.ie)
- The United Nations and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) find that while they cannot predict whether the people involved will be permanently or temporarily displaced, in 2008 alone some 36 million people were uprooted by sudden-onset natural disasters, including 20 million displaced by disasters associated with climate change. (brookings.edu)
- Russia i know that this is perhaps in poor taste, but it occurs to me now and again that we just don't have these kind of industrial disasters here. (coachella.com)
- The current blunder when it comes to major industrial disasters was, of course, the Deep Water Horizon oil platform explosion. (brighthub.com)
- Most of the worst industrial disasters started around the turn of the century. (brighthub.com)
- This series will link together any mentions of historical industrial disasters to any other article that makes mention of one. (brighthub.com)
- Major Industrial Disasters in History: What Have We Learned from Them? (brighthub.com)
- 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. (scienceblogs.com)
- 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. (scienceblogs.com)
- The Fukushima nuclear disaster showed us once again that nuclear reactors are fundamentally dangerous. (greenpeace.org)
- 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. (greenpeace.org)
- The uptick in natural disasters has stressed even the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA's) capacity to respond. (ncsl.org)
- Mother Jones points us to another technical report on weather shifts from the NCDC, which explains that while population increase (and accompanying population shifts into high-risk areas) as well as increasing wealth may play a part in the uptick in disasters, climate change may also be partially to blame. (fastcompany.com)
- There hasn't been a major disaster in Indonesia since then. (worldbank.org)
- 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. (ncsl.org)
- But in poorer countries like Haiti and Pakistan, a major disaster fundamentally changes the equation, and their needs are both immediate and long term. (scienceblogs.com)
- The result is a long-term need for the kind of humanitarian aid that the public gives only in the teeth of a major disaster. (scienceblogs.com)
- MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump said he approved a major disaster declaration for mid-Michigan counties swept by May floods and will provide more than $43 million to help in the recovery. (ap.org)
- When you have a slow-onset disaster, like the flooding in Pakistan, which accumulated for three weeks and sustained for much longer, you don't have that same shock value. (scienceblogs.com)
- If one were to add to these numbers those compelled to leave their homes by longer-term environmental problems (e.g. drought, desertification, rising sea levels, extreme temperatures, deforestation, land degradation), known as 'slow-onset' disasters, the total for 2008 would undoubtedly be tens of millions more. (brookings.edu)
- The UN/IDMC report cites a figure of 26.5 million drought-affected persons in 2008, but no overall estimate exists of those displaced by slow-onset disasters. (brookings.edu)
- Considered the most comprehensive disaster reform legislation since Hurricane Katrina, the law increases the federal investment in pre-disaster mitigation, increases reimbursement caps for state and local governments on a range of disaster costs, and allows state and local governments to administer housing assistance grants. (ncsl.org)
- This paper presents a few examples of back-end and front-end implementation of disaster mitigation strategies being undertaken in various parts of the world. (asce.org)
- 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. (peterlang.com)
- If you psychologically prepare yourself for disasters in advance and rehearse the crisis in your mind, then you can switch to autopilot when it happens. (digital-photography-school.com)
- 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. (ready.gov)
- ARRL Emergency Coordinators in disaster areas determine the communications needs and make decisions regarding the disposition of local communications facilities, in accordance with the need and in coordination with agencies to be served. (arrl.org)
- According to their website, after a disaster, the division conducts damage assessment surveys and advises the governor on whether to declare an emergency and seek federal relief funds. (amazonaws.com)
- The Red Cross L.A. Region focuses on meeting the immediate emergency needs of area disaster victims at least once a day. (redcross.org)
- Upon completion of the course, participants will have the foundation of a local, grassroots animal disaster plan, as well as an understanding of how events would unfold under Indiana's state emergency response plan. (in.gov)
- A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. (wunderground.com)
- It's best to assume that in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, roads will be inaccessible by vehicles, and public transportation will be shut down. (wunderground.com)