When one victim of the Cumbrian floods was told that such relentless rain falls only once every 1,000 years, she joked: Well, at least I'm part of history. Read more:
Your Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Group has been very busy this year and achieved a number of important accomplishments.
Emergency generators have been installed at the community center and the church.
A low-level Tsunami warning is in effect for the Point Roberts area. NOAA Our risk is considered to be fairly low but we should monitor the effect of this event as it proceeds throughout the Pacific region today. Hawaii is under a moderate danger warning and coastal regions in that state are being evacuated. Watch Live Streaming Earthquake Coverage here.
With all the scams being perpetrated upon victims of disaster it's no surprise that crooks would organize to scam people trying to prepare for the worst as well.
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"Florida Residents! Prepare for the next Hurricane, Tornado, Earthquake
Don't fall for it. Read More:
"After a year of natural disasters that caused millions of dollars of damage to Georgia in 2009, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), its Ready Georgia campaign, the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies are supporting Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state, Feb. 1-5. Severe Weather Awareness Week is a time when Georgians should practice emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather events that could occur." <press release>
It is interesting to see what other areas are doing to educate residents about how to be prepared for natural disasters. The state of Georgia faces severe weather challenges, they have even had to schedule a back-up day for their Tornado Drill in case of severe weather! Today's events include a radio campaign to get residents to obtain a weather radio (I found the Midland model they promote on Amazon for $30) that can be tuned to reports for their county.
Twenty Nations Meet In Montreal To Discuss Haiti Recovery; Haitian Officials Increase Port-Au-Prince Death Toll Estimate
Monday, January 25, 2010
Officials from 20 countries are meeting in Montreal, Canada, Monday "to discuss long-term reconstruction and arrangements for a donor conference to be held in March," the U.N. said, Bloomberg reports (Gaouette/Craze, 1/25). "U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and others will examine eventual debt forgiveness and" a strategy for rebuilding Haiti at the one-day gathering, according to Reuters (Palmer, 1/25). Read More
In collaboration with Project EPIC, a group of Tweeters have developed a new syntax to make it easier for computers to read tweets from areas that are affected by a disaster. If adopted widely, this new hashtag-based syntax will make it easier to automatically extract data about locations or the status of a road or person.
- #need [explain the needs using the appropriate keywords below]
- #offering or #offer or #have [explain what you have using appropriate keywords below]
- #imok [name]
- #ruok [name]
- #trapped [name]
- #injured [name]
- #open [write what is open, a road? a hospital? a store?]
- #closed [write what is closed? a road? a shelter?]
President Preval closed by passing a message to the American people, "from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the Haitian people, thank you, thank you, thank you."
The American Red Cross is accepting donations through their International Response Fund.
You can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti.
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Unnatural Disasters: The Impacts of Climate-related Emergencies on Wildlife, Livestock, and Companion Animals
Scientists announce H1N1 mutation Nov 23, 2009By DELANIA TRIGG, Register Staff Writer
Monday, November 23, 2009
Elite panic is the fear engendered in the governing classes that a natural disaster will provoke the non-governing classes to get above themselves, will release them to loot, murder and pillage, and generally, in the absence of normal restraints, reduce society to chaos.
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — A significant earthquake jolted British Columbia's north coast early Tuesday, rattling furniture and nerves but not triggering a tsunami. Franc Pridoehl, who lives in Queen Charlotte City, said he was having breakfast when the chairs and table started moving and the chandelier began swinging.