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Items Tagged with 'disaster preparation'
Washington state has flunked its disaster preparedness test. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians’ State-by-State Report Card, Washington state received an overall grade of “D+” and an “F” in disaster preparedness.
Climate change could increase the size, power and frequency of tropical storms, making a Hurricane Sandy repeat entirely possible.
FEMA funding and donations will provide the $3.1 million needed to build a safe room for Victoria County during natural disasters.
The 90-character text alerts will contain emergency information on the most extreme weather conditions.
Sandia National Laboratories is working with the U.S. Government to prepare for severe weather situations.
Only 47 percent of survey takers would take action based on a potential severe weather warning.
The program will focus on disaster preparation, counter-terrorism and crime.
Plans to make anthrax-antidote kits available to the 114 million households in the U.S. may lead to misuse of medicines and stir up public fears, advisers said.
A nationwide emergency alert test last week proved less than perfect with a number of technology and local coordination mistakes.
A small but easily accessible book has plenty of information on first aid and other crises.