Category Archives: Emergency Response
This is a great resource for deciding when to evacuate and when to shelter in place, and it can easily be customized for use at your library. Post it … Continue reading
It’s been nearly three years now since the Cologne Archives building collapsed on March 3, 2009. Below is a firsthand account of the collapse from Bettina Schmidt-Czaia, director of the municipal depository, who was in the building at the time. The … Continue reading
Interesting article on the use of social media to assist in determining disaster response…check here: Crowdsourcing, Disasters, and Trust.
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