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?
Rescue crews are searching the smoldering remains of a fertilizer (anhydrous ammonia) facility in central Texas, and a swath of destroyed homes around it, for victims of a massive explosion that injured more than 160 people and may have killed as many as 15, authorities said. The estimate of how many may have died in … Continue reading West Fertilizer (Anhydrous Ammonia) Plant Update & CSB Deploys To Massive Deadly Explosion And Fire at Fertilizer Plant In West,Texas
As Thanksgiving nears the Chicago Red Cross hopes that families will work to prevent cooking fires by taking some basic safety measures. In the U.S., Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires, 90 percent of which are caused by unattended cooking. Although Thanksgiving is a day for family, friends and football, it is also … Continue reading Chicago Red Cross Helps Everyone Stay Safe on Thanksgiving
Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana in the evening of August 28, 2012. During the day, NOAA's GOES-14 satellite took images of the storm at 1 minute intervals, showing the development of Isaac from a tropical storm to a hurricane in great temporal detail. The imagery is from the visible channel and runs … Continue reading NOAA GOES Super Rapid Scan Imagery of Isaac at Landfall – August 29, 2012
By John Stevens Last updated at 4:07 PM on 28th May 2011 Devastating 198mph tornado tore a path a mile wide and six miles long straight through Joplin, Missouri Deadliest single tornado in more than 60 years with at least 125 people killed 1,500 people still remain unaccounted for, according to fire officials 'This is … Continue reading Wiped off the map: Shocking Before and After Images Reveal How Giant Tornado Ripped Apart Joplin’s City Landmarks
Tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak Death Toll Hits 343, Second-Deadliest Day From Twister In U.S. History Update: The death toll from severe storms that roared across the South has now risen to 337 across five states with Alabama and Mississippi each reporting increases in the number of deaths in their … Continue reading Updated: Death Toll Up To 343 from Extreme Weather in Alabama the South as Storms, Tornadoes Ravage Area
Based upon the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC, the sequence for CPR has been changed from A-B-C (Airway-Breathing-Compressions) to C-A-B (Compressions-Airway-Breathing). Changing the sequence from A-B-C to C-A-B allows all rescuers to begin chest compressions right away. Research shows that rescuers who started CPR with opening the airway took 30 critical … Continue reading 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
You may have heard that the American Heart Association (AHA) has changed its recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Previously, the association recommended that lay and professional rescuers use the A-B-Cs (Airway-Breathing-Compressions) method of CPR to revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest. … Continue reading CPR is no longer as easy as A-B-C
Courtesy of Tom Skilling & WGN TV News Next weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the deadly Plainfield tornado that killed 29 people and caused 165-million dollars worth of damage in Will County. We've learned a lot about tornadoes since then. But, as Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling reports, it's the partnership between the National Weather … Continue reading Is Chicago Ready for the Next Plainfield Tornado?
Flu’s on my mind today for a bunch of reasons. On the bus this morning I saw a bunch of people coughing (and then, of course, grabbing the hand rails). Yikes. May I begin by imploring: Cough into the crook of your elbow, people! In seriousness, wouldn't it be great if we could call people … Continue reading Questions about the H1N1 Flu? Nurse Sharon has Answers!