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Jan 09, 2015 06:41 pm |

Many states lag in ability to address disease outbreaks

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By Steven Ross Johnson | December 23, 2014

Many states continue to fall short in their ability to respond to an infectious-disease outbreak despite increased focus on readiness triggered by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its arrival in the U.S., a new report finds.

Half of states and Washington, D.C., scored low ...

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Jan 09, 2015 06:12 pm |

The White House Strategy To Improve Disaster Resilience

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You might not be aware of that, but floods kill more people in the U.S. each year than hurricanes, tornadoes, or wind storms on average. Half of all flood deaths have occurred when vehicles are swept away due to moving water.

In the case of flash floods, as Deputy Chief Chris Anderson of the ...

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Jan 09, 2015 05:51 pm |

States, Cities Brace for Global Warming Fallout

San+Francisco+high+tideMany state and local officials around the country have begun to address warming’s concrete effects, from rising seas to more extreme weather.

Eroding beaches and the seawater that laps onto the Embarcadero waterfront during high tide — not to mention severe storm flooding — were sending ...

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Jan 09, 2015 05:43 pm |

Trains Plus Crude Oil Equals Trouble Along the Tracks

trainGovernment and industry are playing catch-up with long-overdue safety improvements, like redesigning tank cars and rebuilding tracks and bridges.
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Jan 09, 2015 05:08 pm |

Staying Prepared and Safe during cold weather

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While many of us bask in the California sun we’ve had a few unusually cold days recently. Of course what we Californians consider cold would qualify as a heat wave for much of the country experiencing below freezing temperatures.  May of you may be traveling to those states suffering the Arctic cold front . ...

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Jan 08, 2015 05:55 pm |

Red Cross: Be prepared in 2015

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It’s the time of year when few of us can resist making new year’s resolutions.

This year, the American Red Cross wants you to add one more resolution to your list — to make 2015 the year you get prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Getting your household ready for disaster is simple – just ...

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