Author Archives: Susan Yowell

Tropical Storm Emily

FEMA is asking residents of Florida and the East Coast to be aware of the progress of Tropical Storm Emily.  See the FEMA update:

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Crowdsourcing Disasters

Interesting article on the use of social media to assist in determining disaster response…check here:  Crowdsourcing, Disasters, and Trust.

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Lightning Season

Last week was “Lightning Safety Week,” according to FEMA.  Visit the NOAA page here to learn more about lightning and how to reduce the risk for yourself and those around you of being struck or injured by lightning.  In an average … Continue reading

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A Busy Season for the American Red Cross

Since late March of this year, the American Red Cross ( has responded to 42 disasters in the U.S., from fires to floods and tornadoes.  They’ve opened 270 shelters, and handed out over 3 million meals.  Take a look at the map linked … Continue reading

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