Author Archives: Susan Yowell

Devastation in Joplin

We are all heartsick to hear about the catastrophic tornado damage that occurred in Joplin, MO last night, as well as in other areas of the Midwest.  See the New York Times story about Joplin here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/us/24tornado.html?_r=1&hp.  It gives better information … Continue reading

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New Promotional Brochure Available

We’ve just updated our promotional brochure, “NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit.”  See it at http://nnlm.gov/webreports/ep/uploads/2009/06/NNLM-EPR-Toolkit-May-2011.pdf, or click on the “About the NN/LM Plan” tab on the top menu, then click on “Promotional Brochures.”  The new brochure contains more detail about what’s … Continue reading

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Flooding in the Midwest

NASA has provided us with a couple of images that speak volumes about the extent of the flooding in the midwest, particularly where the Mississippi River joins the Ohio.  Take a look here:  http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=50475&src=eorss-iotd on their Earth Observatory site.  The article … Continue reading

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25 Years

It’s been 25 years since the historic Los Angeles Public Library fire, which occurred on April 29, 1986.  See an article about it here:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/04/los-angeles-public-library-fire.html.  As the article notes, over 400,000 items were destroyed and many, many more were damaged by smoke … Continue reading

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