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2014-02-18 08:56:55

Instead of winging it, planners need to think carefully about costs and benefits The dramatic images of natural disasters in recent years, including hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami, show that nature, not the people preparing for hazards, often wins the high-stakes game of chance. "We're playing a high-stakes game against nature without thinking about what we're doing," geophysicist Seth Stein of Northwestern University said. "We're mostly...

2014-02-15 23:01:18

Survivor-Outfitter Inc., maker of quality emergency kits and provider of long term food and survival gear, is announcing the release of its newest project: SEREBOX. SEREBOX is a monthly subscription box delivering emergency food and gear to doorsteps around the country. Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 Survivor-Outfitter.com, a leader in customization of emergency packs and other emergency preparedness gear, has launched a new product designed to make preparedness easy to use and...

2014-02-14 11:01:51

Experience in American Samoa could be replicated elsewhere When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide, according to a study from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The study found that following the tsunami, residents of the remote U.S. territory in the South Pacific relied on Fa'aSamoa or The...

2014-02-13 23:27:22

When harsh winter weather hits Northeast Ohio, area hospitals oftentimes rely on The Center’s Emergency Preparedness team to respond to resource requests and provide critical weather and sheltering information. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 When harsh winter weather hits Northeast Ohio, area hospitals oftentimes rely on The Center’s Emergency Preparedness team to respond to resource requests and provide critical weather and sheltering information. During the recent harsh...

2014-02-13 23:01:22

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster has announced the recipients of the Colorado Flood Recovery Mini-Grants, made possible through a generous $25,000 donation from the UPS Foundation. (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster has announced the recipients of the Colorado Flood Recovery Mini-Grants, made possible through a generous $25,000 donation from the UPS Foundation. In September 2013, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper declared...

2014-02-11 23:30:12

The US National Emergency Alert Registry makes it easy for people to sign up for emergency alerts from local public safety agencies. The Valentine Alert program lets loved ones register their valentines to make sure they're protected in dangerous situations. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, The US National Emergency Alert Registry is offering a new way to show Valentines that they are truly loved. Sign them for Valentine Alerts...

2014-02-11 23:27:02

Do you know an individual, organization or community making a positive difference in emergency preparedness and disaster health care response? Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM®) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors deserving individuals, organizations and communities positively affecting public health care in the disaster life cycle of preparation, planning, response and recovery....

2014-02-11 23:24:26

1st Army Supply has expanded their inventory of emergency preparedness products. More information is available online at http://www.1starmy.com. Lombard, IL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Between the freezing cold weather and the rash of tornados and super storms that have struck in recent months, there has never been a better time to prepare for the unexpected by packing an emergency survival kit. Leading military supply store 1st Army Supply has expanded their selection of emergency...

2014-02-11 16:22:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three months after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, the American Red Cross continues to provide emergency aid and assistance while planning for long-term recovery needs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) In its three-month report, the American Red Cross describes the work that is being done through the eyes of disaster specialists who have been on the ground ensuring relief reaches those...

2014-02-11 12:27:31

DUBLIN, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qlsptx/emergency ) has announced the addition of the "Emergency Management and Incident Market: Forecasts and Analysis (2013 - 2018)" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Emergency Management and Incident Management systems and solutions are experiencing a rapid adoption in developed and developing countries. Many government organizations and...