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:  http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=57048.

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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 http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/ 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 (http://www.redcross.org/) 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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