Disaster Victims: Persons adversely effected by DISASTERS, occurrences that result in property damage, deaths, and/or injuries to a community.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.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)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.Disaster Planning: Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.Mortuary Practice: Activities associated with the disposition of the dead. It excludes cultural practices such as funeral rites.Dental Records: Data collected during dental examination for the purpose of study, diagnosis, or treatment planning.Bombs: A weapon designed to explode when deployed. It frequently refers to a hollow case filled with EXPLOSIVE AGENTS.Cyclonic Storms: Non-frontal low-pressure systems over tropical or sub-tropical waters with organized convection and definite pattern of surface wind circulation.Emergency Responders: Personnel trained to provide the initial services, care, and support in EMERGENCIES or 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.Earthquakes: Sudden slips on a fault, and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slips, or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth. Faults are fractures along which the blocks of EARTH crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture.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)Crime Victims: Individuals subjected to and adversely affected by criminal activity. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)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.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, AviationCrush 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.Civil Defense: Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack.FiresRape: Unlawful sexual intercourse without consent of the victim.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems: The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.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.Torture: The intentional infliction of physical or mental suffering upon an individual or individuals, including the torture of animals.LouisianaFloods: 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.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.New Orleans: City in Orleans Parish (county), largest city in state of LOUISIANA. It is located between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.Violence: Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.Near Drowning: Non-fatal immersion or submersion in water. The subject is resuscitable.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.Police: Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.Homicide: The killing of one person by another.Emergency Shelter: Temporary shelter provided in response to a major disaster or emergency.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.Blast Injuries: Injuries resulting when a person is struck by particles impelled with violent force from an explosion. Blast causes pulmonary concussion and hemorrhage, laceration of other thoracic and abdominal viscera, ruptured ear drums, and minor effects in the central nervous system. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Forensic Medicine: The application of medical knowledge to questions of law.Transportation of Patients: Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.Bullying: Aggressive behavior intended to cause harm or distress. The behavior may be physical or verbal. There is typically an imbalance of power, strength, or status between the target and the aggressor.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)

*  Union members laboring for disaster victims

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*  FOR5017: Disaster victim identification (DVI): Principles and methods - 2018 Handbook - Monash University

Disaster victim identification (DVI): Principles and methods - Monash University ... FOR5017 - Disaster victim identification (DVI): Principles and methods - 2018. 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL. Postgraduate ... Evaluate the core elements of Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) principles and methods in odontology investigations ... aim of this unit is to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of all Phases of the Disaster Victim ...
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*  ferry disaster : NPR

Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School. April 24, 2014 More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, ... The cellphone footage was shot by a 17-year-old victim of the ferry disaster, recording classmates as they realize that they ... On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports about the South Korean ferry disaster. Listen · 4:12 4:12. ... The body of a victim was recovered Thursday about 25 miles from this site. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption ...
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*  News / News and media / Internet / Home - INTERPOL

Disaster Victim Identification focus of INTERPOL training in Thailand 18 September 2017 Protecting underwater cultural heritage ... INTERPOL and Qatar enhance collaboration on disaster victim identification 16 January 2017 Digital currencies and money ... A 24-hour contact point and specialized teams provide targeted support to serious crime or disaster incidents. ...
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*  Training and capacity building / INTERPOL expertise / Internet / Home - INTERPOL

Disaster Victim Identification focus of INTERPOL training in Thailand 11 September 2017 INTERPOL training targets border ... A 24-hour contact point and specialized teams provide targeted support to serious crime or disaster incidents. ...
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*  Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for July 20th - July 23rd, 2012 | Greenpeace International

Compensation for Disaster Victims. Japan announced new compensation guidelines for victims of the Fukushima nuclear crisis last ... "Both the government and companies should establish a new philosophy of disaster prevention that requires safety and disaster ... The nuclear disaster has had a crippling effect on fishermen and farmers in the area, many of whom have not yet recovered their ... Government Investigation into the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. The Investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima ...
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*  Stay on that Diet Without Leaving Home Video - ABC News

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*  National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Mennonite Disaster Services. *Assists disaster victims by providing volunteer personnel to clean up and remove debris from ... Provides spiritual and emotional care to disaster victims and long-term care of children impacted by disaster. ... Aerial reconnaissance of disaster area.. *Air transport of disaster response personnel and evacuees into/from/within disaster ... Children's Disaster Services (CDS). *Children's Disaster Services (CDS) alleviates disaster-related anxiety in children through ...
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*  Congress Is Failing - The Atlantic

If Republicans and Democrats can't solve their latest stalemate, disaster victims will go without federal relief ... threatening for the second time this year a government shutdown and leaving penniless the Disaster Relief Fund and the victims ... By all accounts, the Disaster Relief Fund within the Federal Emergency Management Agency will run out of money as early as ... Not only is Congress tied in knots over providing $3.6 billion in disaster assistance, it can't agree to keep the government ...
https://theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/09/congress-is-failing/245650/

*  Testimonials

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*  Three nuns viewing a wall covered with missing notices after the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New...

Disaster victims. 7. z. New York (State). 7. z. New York. 7. y. 2000-2010.. ...
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*  Carl Dombek - Dynamic communications leader - VisualCV

Organized, publicized, and hosted ceremonies for the presentation of disaster assistance checks to disaster victims to ... Designed and implemented strategic public information campaigns to inform disaster victims about the availability of federal ... Supervised staff of seven loan officers in making loans to disaster victims ... The SBA offers low-interest loans to assist individuals, businesses and others in rebuilding post-disaster. ...
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*  Biosensor Testing News on Environmental XPRT

European researchers are helping rescue workers and disaster victims by creating innovative clothing from smart fabrics. The ...
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*  Estimating consumer exposure to PFOS and PFOA.

23221267 - Role of dentists in indonesian disaster victim identification operations: religious and.... 11355437 - The impact of ...
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*  Patent US4584729 - Disposable full spinal immobilization backboard - Google Patents

As a result medical rescue personnel turn to other, less desired, ways of transporting many disaster victims to triage areas. ... Where the injury is slight, a victim may need little or no assistance in bringing himself to a place where medical attention is ... Secondly, disaster situations reveal both the need for, and insufficiency of, total spinal immobilization backboards as they ... these boards are not stocked in quantities necessary to accommodate the need in most disaster situations. ...
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*  Alcohol Use Disorders - Gesundheitspsychologie, Medizinische Psychologie, Psychosomatik - Psychologie, Psychotherapie und...

Treating Victims of Mass Disaster and Terrorism. * Buch * eBook Band 7 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and ...
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*  Annals of Operations Research, Springer | IDEAS/RePEc

17-33 A logistics model for the transport of disaster victims with various injuries and survival probabilities. by Sukho Jin & ... 177-196 A medical resource allocation model for serving emergency victims with deteriorating health conditions. by Yisha Xiang ... 517-534 Two substitutable perishable product disaster inventory systems. by V. Yadavalli & Diatha Sundar & Swaminathan ...
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*  Internet Scientific Publications

Government disaster relief programs give disaster victims taxpayer money, but is it appropriate to provide disaster relief to ... Upon a disaster declaration by the president or SBA administrator, the SBA provides low-interest loans to disaster victims to ... Disaster victims do not necessarily act in shock and panic, but more likely in response to what they believe is in their best ... The Lack of Disaster Preparedness by the Public and it's Affect on Communities. The Internet Journal of Rescue and Disaster ...
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*  Videos on Climate Change Humanity's Leap to the Golden Era - Washington, D.C., Climate Change Conference November 8, 2009 - USA

We hear about plenty of examples, like the dogs that rescue disaster victims who otherwise would not have been found without ... We hear about plenty of examples, like the dogs that rescue disaster victims who otherwise would not have been found without ... We don't tend to shore up the levies until after the disaster strikes." The editorial concludes, "Those who consume animals not ... "Victims of Plague Everywhere. Great pyres of bodies consumed by the flames." That 1918 flu virus killed more people in 25 weeks ...
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*  Genetic fingerprinting: a look inside | www.scienceinschool.org

... identifying disaster victims, tracing family trees, tracking down missing people and investigating historical figures (e.g. the ...
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*  2011-04-03 06:10:24 PM

People don't realize that the five dollars they send can't go straight to a disaster victim, but if it did, they would whine ... 9/11 victims might not have needed blood, but people in general did every day it was going on, and still do. Yes, some probably ... 9/11 victims might not have needed blood, but people in general did every day it was going on, and still do. Yes, some probably ... What if that money won't do any good? Do you just throw it around anyway? Or do you use it for the next disaster where it can ...
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*  DMOZ - Health: Mental Health: Counseling Services: Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

World Trade Center's Disaster Victims Crisis Counseling Telephone counseling for loss and grief issues. ...
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*  IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation,...

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*  NIMH » Clinical Pharmacotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

... evidence and practice is particularly important in the context of community-based health care settings where disaster victims, ...
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*  Topic summary: Predicting phenotype from genotype - Nuffield Bioethics

... to better understand health and disease or to help identify missing persons or disaster victims. However there are concerns ...
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In the event of a national emergency involving bioterrorism or a natural pandemic, the SNS has the capability to supplement and re-supply local health authorities that may be overwhelmed by the crisis, with response time as little as 12 hours.Tynemouth and District TramwaysSOAP note: The SOAP note (an acronym for subjective, objective, assessment, and plan) is a method of documentation employed by health care providers to write out notes in a patient's chart, along with other common formats, such as the admission note. Documenting patient encounters in the medical record is an integral part of practice workflow starting with patient appointment scheduling, to writing out notes, to medical billing.List of bombs: For a rather exhaustive international list of individual nuclear weapons and models see List of nuclear weaponsSocial effects of Hurricane Katrina: Hurricane Katrina had many social effects. Initially, many lives were lost, while many more were disrupted.World Trade Center Health Program: The World Trade Center Health Program (WTC Health Program) provides medical benefits to individuals affected by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The WTC Health Program was established by Title I of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (Zadroga Act), P.Isaac Ashkenazi: Isaac Ashkenazi (born 1957 in Israel) is an Israeli Professor of Disaster Medicine at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and a consultant to Harvard University. He is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in medical preparedness for complex emergencies and disasters.Earthquake: An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the perceptible shaking of the surface of the Earth, which can be violent enough to destroy major buildings and kill thousands of people. The severity of the shaking can range from barely felt to violent enough to toss people around.Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator: December 1991New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project: The New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project was founded in New York City in 2003 with the stated purpose of treating rescue workers for toxins inhaled from the smoke of the September 11 attacks. It has two clinics: Downtown Medical on Fulton Street, two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, and another at Williston Park, Long Island.Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System: The Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System is a tsunami warning system set up to provide warning to inhabitants of nations bordering the Indian Ocean of approaching tsunamis.Toronto propane explosionFatwa on Terrorism: The Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings is a 600-page (Urdu version), 512-page (English version) Islamic decree by scholar Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri which demonstrates from the Quran and Sunnah that terrorism and suicide bombings are unjust and evil, and thus un-Islamic. It was published in London as a book.Northwest Airlines Flight 85Crush syndromeOneirology: Oneirology (; from Greek [oneiron, "dream"; and -λογία], ["the study of") is the scientific study of [[dream]s. Current research seeks correlations between dreaming and current knowledge about the functions of the brain, as well as understanding of how the brain works during dreaming as pertains to memory formation and mental disorders.Federal Civil Defense Administration: The Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) was organized by President Harry S. Truman on 1 December 1950 through Executive Order 10186, and became an official government agency via the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950 on 12 January 1951.National Fire Academy: The National Fire Academy (NFA)National Fire Academy Mission Accessed: 6/12/2012 is one of two schools in the United States operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Operated and governed by the United States Fire Administration (USFA) as part of the U.Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner: A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a qualification for forensic nurses who have received special training to conduct sexual assault evidentiary exams for rape victims. Not all, but many SANE programs are coordinated by rape crisis centers rather than hospitals.Paramedic: A paramedic is a healthcare professional, predominantly in the pre-hospital and out-of-hospital environment, and working mainly as part of emergency medical services (EMS), such as on an ambulance.Advanced Medical Priority Dispatch SystemList of environmental disasters: This page is a list of environmental disasters. 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(1/2) Development of the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology disaster victim identification forensic odontology guide.

The need for documented procedures and protocols are important in every specialist group to ensure a consistent service to the community. They provide guidance to members of the specialist group about responsibilities and appropriate practices, and confidence to the community that the services are of the highest possible standard. In a Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) incident, by enabling the process to be audited, they also serve to ensure that identifications are reliable. Following the Bali Bombings of 2002 and the 2004 Asian Tsunami the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology recognised the need for a practice guide to assist the management of their members in DVI incidents. 31 members of the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology participated in the development of a guideline document for Disaster Victim Identification using a Delphi based model. The advantage of using the iterative Delphi process is that it encouraged participants to think about the processes used in the forensic odontology aspects of a DVI incident and their expectations of a guiding document. The document developed as a result of this project is comprehensive in coverage and places the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology at the vanguard of professionalism in the forensic odontology and DVI community.  (+info)

(2/2) A brief history of forensic odontology and disaster victim identification practices in Australia.

Today we consider forensic odontology to be a specialised and reliable method of identification of the deceased, particularly in multiple fatality incidents. While this reputation has been gained from the application of forensic odontology in both single identification and disaster situations over a number of years, the professional nature of the discipline and its practices have evolved only recently. This paper summarises some of early uses of forensic odontology internationally and in Australia and discusses the development of both forensic odontology and Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) practices in each of the states and territories of Australia. The earliest accounts of the use of forensic odontology in Australia date to the 1920's and 30's, and were characterised by inexperienced practitioners and little procedural formality. An organised and semi-formal service commenced in most states during the 1960's although its use by police forces was spasmodic. Today the service provided by qualified and experienced forensic odontologists is highly professional and regularly utilised by police and coronial services. The development of DVI Practices in Australia began following the crash of a Vickers Viscount aircraft into Botany Bay in 1961 and, as with practices internationally, have evolved into an equally professional and reliable specialist discipline of policing in which forensic odontology plays a significant part.  (+info)


loans to disaster victims


  • Upon a disaster declaration by the president or SBA administrator, the SBA provides low-interest loans to disaster victims to repair or replace real estate or personal property with repayment terms of up to thirty years. (ispub.com)

Identification


  • The aim of this unit is to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of all Phases of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) process and the role the forensic odontologist plays in each Phase. (monash.edu)

Phases


  • Emergency management depends highly upon the local economic and social conditions within the disaster region and involves four phases: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. (ispub.com)

Distributes


  • Government programs utilize taxpayer dollars to assist disaster victims, spreading loss throughout all citizens, while insurance distributes loss across only the pool of affected purchasers. (ispub.com)

organization


  • BDM cooperates with the local disaster recovery organization to enhance the long-term recovery of the community. (fema.gov)

strikes


  • Standing together: It's what we do when disaster strikes. (ocregister.com)
  • For the general public, personal preparedness requires the preparation of equipment and procedures that will be needed once disaster strikes. (ispub.com)

disasters


  • Disaster management involves preparing, supporting, and rebuilding society when natural or man-made disasters occur. (ispub.com)
  • To swiftly carry out relief activities in local communities at the initial stages after the occurrence of disasters, it is necessary to carry out community-based disaster preparedness activities on a habitual basis prior to a disaster. (ispub.com)
  • Furthermore, most people tend to believe that if a major flood disaster occurs in a certain year, no major flood disasters will occur for some time after. (ispub.com)

citizens


  • Operators setup and run organized communication networks locally for governmental and emergency officials, as well as non-commercial communication for private citizens affected by the disaster. (fema.gov)
  • This article will focus on the personal activities of citizens throughout each phase and discuss responsibilities of the general public as well as local, state, and federal governments before, during, and after a disaster. (ispub.com)
  • At issue is the extent to which the role of personal responsibility by individual citizens should play in disaster management. (ispub.com)
  • Currently, there are at least thirteen agencies and departments throughout the U.S. federal government that provide disaster relief programs, with the Small Business Association (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) being the biggest providers of non-agricultural relief to individual citizens. (ispub.com)

lack


  • Engages a network of volunteers to repair or rebuild homes for disaster survivors who lack sufficient resources to hire paid labor, focusing on vulnerable communities. (fema.gov)

Emergency


  • Provides Mass Care operations such as: shelter, fixed and mobile feeding services for disaster victims and emergency workers in the affected area, and the distribution of supplies and commodities. (fema.gov)
  • Provides emergency and preventive health services to people affected by disaster. (fema.gov)
  • By all accounts, the Disaster Relief Fund within the Federal Emergency Management Agency will run out of money as early as Monday. (theatlantic.com)
  • Highlighted are areas in direct conflict with the successful emergency management of disaster events. (ispub.com)

assistance


  • Provides financial assistance to victims during both the relief & recovery stages. (fema.gov)
  • Provides ongoing and long-term recovery services for individuals and families, including temporary & permanent housing assistance for low income families, counseling programs for children and the elderly, and special counseling for disaster relief workers. (fema.gov)
  • Not only is Congress tied in knots over providing $3.6 billion in disaster assistance, it can't agree to keep the government operating until Nov. 18. (theatlantic.com)

relief


  • Therefore, current government policy on disaster relief appears to reward risk-takers and punish risk-averters (Barnett, 1999, p. 146). (ispub.com)

urged the government


  • The Investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations, a government-appointed panel tasked with investigating the causes of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, released its final report today but urged the government to allow it to continue its investigation. (greenpeace.org)

assist


  • The SBA offers low-interest loans to assist individuals, businesses and others in rebuilding post-disaster. (visualcv.com)

members


  • A prayer for the missing and dead: Family members and friends have gathered in the port city of Jindo, South Korea, as the search continues for the scores of passengers still missing after last Wednesday's ferry disaster. (npr.org)
  • Operates volunteer centers where community members can volunteer during disaster response. (fema.gov)

government


  • Both the government and companies should establish a new philosophy of disaster prevention that requires safety and disaster measures against any massive accident and disaster…regardless of event probability," the report noted. (greenpeace.org)
  • Today's daggers-drawn standoff over disaster funding and keeping the government open is but the latest tragic-comedy manifestation of a legislative and political system mired in madness. (theatlantic.com)
  • The general welfare of the public is threatened, warranting government intervention to minimize the negative effects of any disaster (Donahue, & Joyce, 2001). (ispub.com)

operations


  • As the sun set on Tuesday, recovery operations continued at the site of the ferry disaster off South Korea's southern coast. (npr.org)

local


  • In addition, it is necessary for residents in local communities to participate in disaster preparedness activities, and for residents to cooperate with administrative bodies (Lindell, & Perry, 2000). (ispub.com)

Provides


  • Provides victims with Emotional & Spiritual counseling. (fema.gov)

people


  • June 5, 2014 Nearly two months after the disaster in South Korea, the death toll now stands at 289 and 15 people are still unaccounted for. (npr.org)
  • People watch a live speech by South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who said she is disbanding the coast guard over its handling of the Sewol ferry disaster. (npr.org)

program


  • Initial on-site disaster assessment program. (fema.gov)
  • House Republicans chose to offset some of its disaster funding by cutting funding to a program it knew the administration valued--the Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing Loan program that seeks to fund the development of fuel-efficient vehicles. (theatlantic.com)

believe


  • Does anyone honestly believe a victim of Hurricane Irene floodwaters cares whether or not House and Senate Democrats have found unity in their fight with Republicans over disaster funding? (theatlantic.com)

site


  • The body of a victim was recovered Thursday about 25 miles from this site. (npr.org)

recovery


  • In-kind donations of disaster recovery supplies. (fema.gov)