Tag Archives: emergency preparedness

Inclusive Disaster Preparedness – Progress Made and Progress to Come

September is National Preparedness Month, and ready.gov has many resources to help you, your family, and your community prepare for those events which can upend our lives – from individual housefires or traffic accidents to large scale weather events or … Continue reading

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Everyone Can Help Their Community Prepare

The Federal Emergency Management Administration is celebrating Preparedness Month all through September and, quite frankly, it couldn’t come soon enough: Two Category 4 hurricanes have made landfall (Harvey, Irma) with catastrophic flooding and more storms have been circling in the … Continue reading

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After the Disaster: Recovery

This week we saw catastrophic weather up and down the Gulf Coast of Texas with Hurricane Harvey, including wind damage in Corpus Christi and severe flooding in the Houston area. More rain and flooding is predicted through the end of … Continue reading

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Disasters Happen – Communicate and Be Prepared

Disasters, large and small, can happen at any time. Some we can predict, like hurricanes and snowstorms. Other strike with little warning, like earthquakes and wildfires. They can take out entire communities, or just one person’s home. The best thing … Continue reading

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Digging out!

The Blizzard of 2016 has passed and left us here in DC with a year’s-worth of snow to clean up in just a few days. We were grateful to have lots of advance warning about this storm. We had plenty … Continue reading

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Survey Opp: Emergency Preparedness and Disability

A research team at The George Washington University in Washington, DC is conducting a study on how people with physical disabilities think about and prepare for disasters. This research will help inform preparedness interventions across the United States. People are … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic! – Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Today’s National Public Health Week (#NPHW) theme is “Don’t Panic” and focuses on emergency preparedness for natural or man-made disasters. Here are a few resources from the REHABDATA collection on emergency preparedness (193): http://tinyurl.com/kk7tqd9. Here are resources that are specifically … Continue reading

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National Public Health Week: Promoting the health of people with disabilities

April 7th through 13th, 2014 is National Public Health Week (NPHW). In 1995, President Bill Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as NPHW and the American Public Health Association (APHA) has served as the leading organizer for members … Continue reading

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Emergency preparedness: Are you ready?

Emergencies can happen at any time and planning ahead can help you and your family stay safe.  Examples of emergencies include natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, and massive storms; man-made events such as terrorism; pandemics, such as flu pandemics; and … Continue reading

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Wireless Technology and People with Disabilities Survey

The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is conducting two surveys on how people with disabilities use wireless technology. The first is “User Needs“. This is a general survey on the use and usability of wireless … Continue reading

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