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The human-focused startups of the hellfire

Disasters may not always be man-made, but they are always responded to by humans. There’s a whole panoply of skills and professions required today to respond to even the tiniest emergency, and that doesn’t even include the needs during pre-disaster planning and post-disaster recovery. It’s not a very remunerative industry for most and the mental health effects from stress can linger for decades, but the mission at the core of this work — to help people in the time of their greatest need — is wha...
Tags: Health, Texas, Enterprise, Education, Stanford, Government, Disaster, Tech, Earth, Policy, Commission, Nebraska, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, EC, Duolingo


When the Earth is gone, at least the internet will still be working

The internet is now our nervous system. We are constantly streaming and buying and watching and liking, our brains locked into the global information matrix as one universal and coruscating emanation of thought and emotion. What happens when the machine stops though? It’s a question that E.M. Forster was intensely focused on more than a century ago in a short story called, rightly enough, “The Machine Stops,” about a human civilization connected entirely through machines that one day just turn o...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Spacex, Texas, Enterprise, Government, America, Tech, Department Of Defense, Earth, Policy, T Mobile, AT T, Commission, Davis, Louisiana


Siberia Is on Fire—and It’s Only May

It looks like wildfires in Siberia are starting up again—and some fires that never went out after last summer are starting to poke their heads out of the snow. Very normal and cool!Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Nature, Siberia, Wildfire, Earth Sciences, Emergency Management, Firefighter, Peat, Fire Prevention, Disaster Accident, Holdover Fire, Ecological Succession, Russian Wildfires


Data was the new oil, until the oil caught fire

We’ve been hearing how “data is the new oil” for more than a decade now, and in certain sectors, it’s a maxim that has more than panned out. From marketing and logistics to finance and product, decision-making is now dominated by data at all levels of most big private orgs (and if it isn’t, I’d be getting a résumé put together, stat). So it might be a something of a surprise to learn that data, which could transform how we respond to the increasingly deadly disasters that regularly plague us, ha...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, California, Cdc, Government, China, Digital, Tech, Policy, West, United States, Fema, Telecom, Davis, Moscow, Nebraska


The Midwest’s Active Fire Season Is a Warning

It’s a climate cliché to say the world is on fire, but it is. Right now, wildfires are burning across the Midwest in a major spring burn. The spring flames there are a warning sign of what could be an active fire season out in the coming months.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Drought, Nature, Wildfire, Natural Disasters, Midwest, Emergency Management, Tony Evers, Fire Prevention, Ed Hopkins, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Western United States Wildfire Season, Droughts In The United States


Brutal 6,200-Year-Old Massacre Shows Humans Have Sucked for a Really Long Time

Dozens of savagely murdered individuals found buried in a Copper Age mass grave is shedding new light onto the lives of these early farmers—and the unspeakable violence they occasionally had to endure. Read more...
Tags: Science, Archaeology, Cemeteries, Emergency Management, David Reich, Mass Grave, Continents, Ron Pinhasi, Genetic History Of Europe, Periodization, Mario Novak, Western Hunter Gatherer


How to Prepare for (And Survive) a Flood

Startling images of the massive floods inundating Kentucky illustrate the scale of damage that can result from immense rainfall, which has caused rivers throughout the Bluegrass state to massively overflow their banks. On Monday, Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency, announcing in a statement that the …Read more...
Tags: Weather, Kentucky, Environment, Articles, Lifehacks, Flood, Earth Sciences, The Associated Press, Emergency Management, Hydrology, Andy Beshear, Flash Flood, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident


How FEMA Can Cover Pandemic-Related Funeral Costs

In a joint press conference earlier this week, Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced that the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will now reimburse low-income families for COVID-related funeral and burial costs. Read more...
Tags: Funeral, Articles, Fema, Lifehacks, Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Chuck Schumer, Human Interest, Federal Emergency Management Administration FEMA, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Human Activities, Federal Government Of The United States, Disaster Accident


Think You Have It Bad? Try Living in Perth, Australia, Right Now

It’s looking apocalyptic Down Under. Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in the state of Western Australia this week as wildfires tore through an area close to the city of Perth, right as the city began a strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Perth, Western Australia, Emergency Management, Perth Australia, Lockdown, Quarantine, Technology_internet, Academic Disciplines, Climate Change In Australia, Bushfires In Australia


Nearly 30% of FEMA Employees Say They’ve Experienced Workplace Harassment

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has an internal emergency to manage. Nearly a third of its employees said they’ve experienced sexual and/or racial harassment at work, a survey released Wednesday shows.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fema, Sexual Harassment, Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency


Hurricane Laura Is Heading for a City That Can’t Take Any More

Hurricane Laura is no joke. The National Hurricane Center isn’t holding back on its warnings, saying the storm will bring “unsurvivable storm surge” to the Gulf Coast. This is the weather of nightmares, folks, and it’s less than 12 hours away from making landfall.Read more...
Tags: Science, Emergency Management, National Hurricane Center, Port Arthur, Environmental Racism, Weather Is Happening, Hurricane Laura


COVID-19 conspiracy theories: Hoofbeats and zebras?

Lots of conspiracy theories about the new coronavirus make little sense, and if you actually apply a little scientific rigor to the issue, they fall apart.They even contradict each other. If it came from a Chinese lab, why? They got hit first. If, as someRussians say, it came from America, why are we Americans also sick? Whoa, what about the fact thatRussia seemed to be largely free of the disease, isnʻt that suspicious? Well itʻs not, any more--they've got a growing number of cases as well.The ...
Tags: Travel, Technology, China, America, Spain, Birds, Invasive Species, Zoology, Genetic Engineering, Anderson, Emergency Management, Centers for Disease Control, The Lancet, Health/Medical, COVID, Robert F Garry Our


Cuomo Says Stimulus Not Enough as New Yorkers Flood 911

(Bloomberg) -- With New York City residents dialing 911 for medical services at a rate not seen in nearly two decades, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio said lawmakers in Washington weren’t doing enough to respond to the spiraling coronavirus crisis.Cuomo has been the chief outside-the-Beltway critic of the Trump administration’s response as New York has added thousands of new coronavirus cases every day. The peak of infection is still about three weeks away, Cuomo said, and city an...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington, New York City, Bloomberg, Davis, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Beltway, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, De Blasio, Cuomo, Trump, Emergency Management


COVID-19: Not just the elderly; all age groups are at risk

If you were pre-retirement age and comforted that only old folks were getting severely ill from COVID-19, understand that things have changed. Middle-aged folks are also severely impacted. And even infants, who seemed entirely protected in early reviews, are at risk. The high risk assessment for the elderly came from very early reports out of China, but now that itʻs a pandemic, and thereʻs a lot more information available, the picture is growing more complex. The u...
Tags: Travel, France, Government, China, United States, Holland, Johns Hopkins, Emergency Management, Health/Medical, COVID, New England Journal of Medicine Here


COVID-19: Bored while homebound? Plant a garden. The benefits are many.

Nothing to do and worried about food as we all hunker down for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic? Plant a garden. Or get to know a farmer whoʻll deliver fresh vegetables. Our farmers, lacking access to markets, are incentivised to find a way to get their crops to a market, any market, and many are looking at options including delivery. And if you have a plot of land, and are stuck sheltering in place, once the rain stops, maybe till up a few square feet. You co...
Tags: Travel, Government, Agriculture, Botany, Islands, Bush, Emergency Management, Health/Medical, Victory Gardens


COVID-19 Fake News: Bogus "cure" rumors, debunked here

The bogus   home cures for COVID-19 are showing up all over. Fortunately most wonʻt hurt you, and some might even ease symptoms a little, but not cure you. That said, some of these crazy "cures" can kill you. Hereʻs one lie: Gargling with salt water will wash the disease out of your throat and youʻll be better. Or gargling with warm salt water and vinegar will kill the virus. Simple logic reminds you that the virus isnʻt only in your throat. Itʻs also in your nasal ...
Tags: Travel, Government, New York State, Emergency Management, Health/Medical, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention See, World Health Organizationʻs






Give up on emcomm?

On reddit, a fellow wrote: Our radio club has had a pretty solid relationship with our county’s department of public safety for many years. That has since begun to dry up now that they have a new communication system that seems to check off all their boxes. As a result, they aren’t including us in real emergency situations like they used to and they’re reluctant to participate in our emergency tests where we practice. In short, I think the marriage is about over. I’m wondering how other EMCOMM...
Tags: California, Radio, Emergency Management, Amateur Radio, AMSAT, Emergency Communications / Public Service


For My New Year's Resolution, I'm Preparing a Climate Doomsday Kit

I spend a lot of time thinking about the impending climate apocalypse. I mean, c’mon, I write about it for a living. However, with this clear understanding of where humanity is headed if we don’t get our shit together comes a lot of fear and anxiety. How do I deal with such feelings? Why, plans and preparation, of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Natural Disasters, Emergency Management, Doomsday, Climate Emergency, Climapocalypse




Pele slipping upslope to Mauna Loa, pumping magma, USGS raises caution level yellow

Peleʻs Kilauea home Halema`uma`u. Credit: USGS Is Madame Pele shifting residences, slipping upslope from her K ī lauea playground to her mountain palace at Mauna Loa? It seems that way because thatʻs where sheʻs rumbling now. After last yearʻs dramatic destruction on Kīlaueaʻs East Rift Zone, destroying homes by the hundreds and forests by the thousands of acres, Kīlauea has been quiet. That quietness, according to the USGS Volcano Hazards Program, has now c...
Tags: Travel, New York Times, Geology, Volcanoes, Pele, Kilauea, Usgs, Haleakala, Mauna Loa, Emergency Management, Mauna Kea, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, East Rift Zone, Hawai`i Island, Madame Pele, Mauna Loa volcano


Hawaiian tradewinds shifting NE to East, and that means warmer weather for us

It feels warmer in the Islands, and it is—in part because there are significant changes in our tradewind flow. It is not that the trades have stopped blowing, but that theyʻre blowing from warmer water, which makes the breeze warmer. State Climatologist   Pao-Shin Chu said wind data over the past 40 years show a definite shift in the flow of tradewinds. Theyʻre blowing more from the warmer waters east of us, and less from the cooler waters northeast of us. Chu, a meteorologist...
Tags: Travel, Weather, Climate Change, Hawaii, Pacific, Islands, Emergency Management, Oceanography, Chu, Journal of Geophysical Research, Marine Issues, University of Hawai`i, Pao Shin Chu, Honolulu Airport, Yang Li, Jessica A Garza Chu Chase W Norton


Kīlauea's 2018 eruption--what happened, and how soon can it come again?

The 2018 Kīlauea eruption is less of a news story months after it stopped, but what the heck happened there, and can it happen again soon? "The 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano in Hawai‘i included both a summit caldera collapse and a flank fissure eruption, a complex event observed only a handful of times in modern history," wrote a team of more than 50 premier volcano experts in the January 25 issue of the journal Science. And the short answer to the second question above is no, it pro...
Tags: Travel, Government, Physics, Geology, Volcanoes, Kilauea, Emergency Management, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Kilauea Volcano, Jaggar Museum, Leilani Estates


'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida

The National Hurricane Center, citing Michael’s dangerous trifecta of storm surge, flash flooding and winds, described the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season as “life-threatening,” and the Florida Division of Emergency Management warned on Twitter of the storm’s “rapid intensification."            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Atlantic, Usa Today, Michael, Emergency Management


'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael charges toward Florida Panhandle

The National Hurricane Center, citing Michael’s dangerous trifecta of storm surge, flash flooding and winds, described the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season as “life-threatening,” and the Florida Division of Emergency Management warned on Twitter of the storm’s “rapid intensification."            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Atlantic, Usa Today, Michael, Emergency Management, Florida Panhandle


‘Don’t Relax.’ Officials Prepare for the Worst in North Carolina’s Emergency Center

Twice a day for the past week, Michael Sprayberry, the Director of North Carolina’s Division of Emergency Management has briefed officials working out of the sprawling glass and steel building that is serving as the state’s emergency response hub ahead of Hurricane Florence. Staff from across all corners of state government, and some federal officials,…
Tags: Weather, News, Uncategorized, Hurricane, North Carolina, Emergency Management, Hurricane Florence, Emergency Center, Michael Sprayberry


Superfund Task Force Led By Lawyer With Ex-Clients Responsible For Toxic Spills

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer tapped to lead a task force at the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing cleanups at the nation’s most polluted places worked until recently for a top chemical and plastics manufacturer with a troubled legacy of creating some of those toxic sites. Steven D. Cook has been named as the new chair of the Superfund Task Force, which EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt created last year to revamp how the agency oversees cleanups at the more than 1,300 toxic sites. Before beg...
Tags: Cook, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Bloomberg, Ap, Ferguson, Associated Press, Epa, Houston, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Justice Department


GAO-18-233, Emergency Management: Federal Agencies Could Improve Dissemination of Resources to Colleges, January 23, 2018

What GAO Found Emergency managers at 18 colleges across the country told GAO that their efforts to prepare for emergencies involved working with the campus community to develop, communicate, and...
Tags: Emergency Management, GAO


FEMA gave woman a $156 million for 30 million meals for Puerto Ricans. She delivered 50,000

The producers of last year's disastrous Fyre Fest should consider hiring Atlanta entrepreneur Tiffany Brown, whose company, Tribute Contracting LLC, was awarded a $156 million contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver 30 million meals to starving Puerto Ricans. According to the New York Times, "By the time 18.5 million meals were due, Tribute had delivered only 50,000." From the New York Times: For this huge task, FEMA tapped Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta entrepreneur with n...
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Atlanta, New York Times, Fema, Houston, Tribute, Emergency Management, Brown, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ms Brown, Tiffany Brown, Tribute Contracting LLC, Carolyn Ward, Tiffany Brown Designs