Losses from natural disasters are on the rise and the need for stronger, safer building practices has never been greater. In 2018, losses from natural disasters amounted to about $91 billion, while the average number [...]
With floodwaters at four feet and rising, a family in Houston, Texas abandoned their possessions and scrambled to their roof during Hurricane Harvey to sit with their pets and await rescue. Unable to reach first [...]
Survivors leave Tohoku a day after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.Warren Antiola/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Standard advice about preparing for disasters focuses on building shelters and stockpiling things like food, water and batteries. But [...]
Assembling sandbags in Virginia Beach, Va., before Hurricane Florence’s arrival. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Daniel P. Aldrich, Northeastern University Soon after my family moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2005, we heard Mayor Ray [...]
A Zero-Button Safety Solution SafeSignal is a zero-button safety solution that enables users to quickly signal for help from a locked phone. This works in conjunction with a tether or headphones that plug into the [...]
IAEM brings together emergency managers and disaster response professionals from all levels of government, as well as the military, the private sector and volunteer organizations around the world.
Emergency Lifeline - the Preparedness Expert Since 1985 Emergency Lifeline was founded in 1985 by Kathy Gannon Rainey with the purpose of helping businesses, schools, [...]