Posts Tagged: preparedness

Red Cross Hurricane App

Here in the U.S. we’re in the middle of Hurricane Season — it ends Nov. 30, 2012 this year. The season’s been off to a bit of a slow start over the Atlantic but, as we on the East Coast know too well, it’s typically the later months of summer that bring the most devastatingRead… Read more »

Be a Force of Nature

NOAA and FEMA are partnering on a public education campaign kicking off during the first National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, April 22-28. This is more than your routine public safety/awareness effort. Aimed at improving the way people respond to severe weather warnings, campaign planners are embracing social science principles to encourage people to take appropriateRead… Read more »

Mobile Resources & Prep for Hurricane Irene

Are you prepared for Hurricane Irene? Craig Fugate, Administrator at FEMA (on twitter @craigatfema), warns that Irene can have an impact well inland. He also advises people to use the mobile resources from FEMA and the National Hurricane Center. FEMA is working hard to get preparedness information out on all channels, including mobile. Tips toRead… Read more »

CB2: Pet Preparedness 5 Years After Katrina

*********************************************************************** Not a Govloop Member? 30 Secs & Free to Join for Great Info & Perks ************************* “With every animal comes a person. And if you don’t take care of the animal, you’re leaving the person behind as well.” Those are the words of SPCA Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) Director Connie Brooks as sheRead… Read more »

CB2: Here I am, rock you like a hurricane.

Hey GovLoopers! I’m happy to announce that I’ll be contributing Chris Bennett’s Crisis Blog (or CB2, not to be confused with Chris Rock’s “rockumentary” CB4) each Wednesday, highlighting cool and important things going on in emergency technology. Please share the comment love to kick this off! Let’s start things here: it’s June, and you knowRead… Read more »

Mitigation = Successful Preparedness, Resiliency and Recovery

Mitigation = Successful Preparedness, Resiliency and Recovery Disasters have a very significant impact on our Nation and the world. This topic will focus primarily on one specific type of disaster and hazard within the United States, but it does not diminish the impact of this type disaster or other hazards on a global scale andRead… Read more »