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In This Issue

Nov 10, 2011 09:01 am |

First nationwide Emergency Alert System test hits glitches

By Mike M. Ahlers, CNN

Washington (CNN) — Problems were reported across the country during the first-ever nationwide test Wednesday of the Emergency Alert System, designed to allow the president to address the American people during a national emergency.

Some television and radio stations did not air the planned 30-second test at ...

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Nov 03, 2011 05:00 pm |

Californians Need to Be Prepared in Wake of Recent Earthquakes

E-mail Written by Imperial Valley News    Thursday, 27 October 2011

Imperial, California – After a recent string of moderate earthquakes that shook up parts of the Bay Area and Northern California, the California Seismic Safety Commission (CSSC) and California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) have teamed up to remind everyone that now ...

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Nov 03, 2011 04:46 pm |

‘Disasters’ strain FEMA’s resources

An emergency worker combs through the wreckage of a destroyed home   after a tornado hit April 27 in Smithville, Miss.

By Thomas Frank, USA TODAY

Months before Tropical Storm Irene soaked Vermont in September, a spring storm flooded part of the state, washing out roads and bridges. The cost of the damage was relatively minor — $794,000, the Federal Emergency Management Agency found.

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Nov 01, 2011 04:57 pm |

How Emergency Management Is Changing (For the Better)

NOTE: This is a great article about woman in EM. There are many opportunities for women in this field because the field  has so many components, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. We do not have to excel in all components to excel in the field.  If you have a passion to make a difference to ...

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Nov 01, 2011 04:17 pm |

Red Cross readies disaster program

By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com The 2009 Station fire might be receding into memory, but the San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Red Cross is preparing to launch a new program to make sure locals are prepared the next time disaster strikes.

Organizers of Prepare L.A., which will officially launch next year, hope ...

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Nov 01, 2011 04:08 pm |

Diversity in Emergency Management

NOTE: As a woman in EM,  I found this article especially interesting.  Since there are four phases in EM, Preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation a diversity in the field in a valuable asset.  Gender differences are a plus when addressing the whole picture of EM. I love the field and encourage other ...
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Nov 01, 2011 03:27 pm |

Nuclear Concern Washes Ashore Following Japan’s Crisis

By: Hilton Collins on September 28, 2011

Japan suffered its worst nuclear accident in spring 2011: On March 11, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Japan’s east coast caused tsunami waves in the Pacific Ocean that crippled power plants, rendering them incapable of pumping coolant to nuclear reactors. Fatality and injury estimates by ...

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Nov 01, 2011 03:21 pm |

What Caused Spring’s Explosion of Tornadoes?

By: Jim McKay on September 19, 2011

The statistics from this spring’s tornado damage are staggering: 535 deaths — the most since the National Weather Service began compiling official records in 1950 — and 1,588 tornadoes throughout June. This already is well above the previous three-year average of 1,376 and approaches the ...

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