There are now 417 disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training videos embedded in the Just In Time Disaster Training Video Library with new videos being added on a daily basis. The purpose of this FREE on-line library is to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access … Continue reading “Just In Time” Disaster Training Video On-Line Library – Now Hosting Over 417 Videos
Why No Safe Room to Run To? Cost and Plains Culture By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: May 21, 2013 The Web site for the City of Moore, Okla., recommends “that every residence have a storm safe room or an underground cellar.” It says below-ground shelters are the best protection against tornadoes. But no local ordinance or … Continue reading Why No Safe Room to Run To? Cost and Plains Culture.
Video Courtesy of TVNWeather.com By Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor: The start of spring brings blooming flowers, balmier temperatures and something else not so pleasant: the threat of tornadoes. Tornadoes are some of the toughest weather Mother Nature can dish out, often appearing with little warning and possessing strong winds that can cause serious damage. … Continue reading Wild Tornado Weekend in Oklahoma, Kansas & Midwest – Are You Prepared?
The Hurricane Simulation Westchester County Communications Officer Sandy Fried, an Amateur Radio operator and ODES staff member, had recently attended a training seminar at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Part of the training was a simulation using data from the Hurricane of 1938 that caused major losses on Long Island and in Westchester. The … Continue reading “Hurricane Sandy” Was A Practice Drill in 1997. Pretty Realistic, Wouldn’t You Say?
The private sector should be engaged early and often in preparing for and responding to natural disasters like hurricanes, the top U.S. emergency management official says. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), says governmental emergency management teams should work inclusively with all partners to meet the needs of the whole community … Continue reading FEMA Director: Private Sector Needs ‘Seat at the Table’ in Disaster Response