The U.S. Energy Department is collaborating with the state of New Jersey to build an electrical microgrid intended to power state’s transit system in the event of natural disasters, Reuters reported Monday. Selam Gebrekidan writes DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories will design a power grid with generating capacity of more than 50 megawatts. Energy Secretary ErnestRead… Read more »
Posts Tagged: disasters
Natural disasters, such as the recent forest fire outbreaks in Colorado, are often thought as “Acts of God” that cannot be tamed, or avoided. The best you can do when you know a natural disaster is headed your way, like a tornado or forest fire, is stock up on supplies, prepare your home as bestRead… Read more »
With the State Department warning to Americans traveling in Europe regarding possible coordinated terror attacks, I’ve just uploaded to Slideshare my preso @ the State Dept.’s Foreign Service Institute in April about smart use of Twitter & other social media apps. in a disaster. Hope you’ll pass it on to anyone at risk. Thanks.
CrisisCamp Washington, DC crisiscamp.org is part of a global movement bringing together volunteers, academia, non-profits, companies and government officials to share best practices and lessons learned to advocate for further use of technology and telecommunications to assist citizens and communities during crisis. CrisisCamp DC will take place June 12, 2009 to June 14, 2009 atRead… Read more »
You are invited to CrisisCamp crisiscamp.com Ignite Session at The World Bank! CrisisCamp Ignite Session will be held on Friday, June 12, 2009 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. This event will be conducted as an Ignite session – 20 presentations, 5 minutes a piece. Wine and cheese will be provided by our hosts at the WorldRead… Read more »
For the second time this year social media and diasters have worked well together. First Fargo North Dakota got out the message on twitter, fliker and webcams. People showed up not because of the news but IM and tweets. Now swine flu has been a topic on Twitter. CDCEmergency and others have posted links toRead… Read more »