natural disaster


Prepare for hurricane season



Prepare for hurricane season
Hurricane season has arrived for some and is fast approaching for others, with Pacific hurricane season beginning today, May 15, and Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1. Ready.gov offers a digital toolkit to help prepare for hurricane season, including what to know before, during, and after a hurricane. The toolkit … Read More

Featured Article: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado



Featured Article: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado
Featured article: Disaster Response: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado by Bradley Jenkins On May 4, 2007, severe weather ravaged the midwest United States, wreaking havoc throughout the state of Kansas. As night fell on Kiowa County, a tornadic supercell developed, creating the conditions for a catastrophic tornado… Read More

Agencies respond to Hurricane Maria



Agencies respond to Hurricane Maria
U.S. government agencies continue response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Personnel from various federal departments and agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS), are focused on life-saving and… Read More

Report details lessons from Superstorm Sandy



Report details lessons from Superstorm Sandy
Earlier this month, the Georgetown Climate Center, in partnership with the Rockerfeller Foundation, published a report on the results of the Rebuild by Design (RBD) competition, which sought to inspire affected communities to rebuild differently in ways that would enhance their physical, economic, social, and environmental resilience after Superstorm Sandy.… Read More

U.S. agencies support relief in Haiti



U.S. agencies support relief in Haiti
Over 10,000 federal employees from various agencies have been deployed to aid the areas effected by Hurricane Matthew. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel have also been deployed to Haiti, which has been hardt hit by the storm. An… Read More

Civilians and military respond to Hermine



Civilians and military respond to Hermine
Civilian and military emergency response teams sprang into action after Hurricane Hermine made landfall on the western coast of Florida earlier this month. Responders included the Florida National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package and part of Florida’s Urban Search and Rescue Team. Flooding… Read More

News You Can Use: 08/26/16



News You Can Use: 08/26/16
National Security US Seeking Global Armed Drone Export Rules, Defense News The Post-Obama Syrian Playbook, Foreign Policy DHS: Don’t Fall for Louisiana Flood Charity Scams, Nextgov US nuclear policy remains dangerously stuck in the past, The Hill Louisiana Flood Relief Will Cost $30 Million, Red Cross Says, Time The New… Read More