If you’re the type to sing the benefits of disaster risk reduction from the rooftops, this YouTube channel is for you. Of course, you do need to literally sing. The budding channel was created to showcase musical efforts to communicate ways to be prepared and resilient when disaster strikes. So far, the genre is a little lacking, so the musical among us should check out the channel and maybe even lay down some anti-disaster tracks of their own to share.
CDC Drought Communication Toolkit
When it comes to natural hazards, drought has one of the longest reaches, and that’s especially true when it comes to public health. From immediate short-term health effects to chronic and debilitating impacts, this toolkit will help you keep the public informed of what drought could mean for their health. Check out the website for resources on how to explain drought preparedness and safety for a variety of audiences, including homeowners, vulnerable populations, and industry leaders.
Congressional Primer on Responding to Major Disasters and Emergencies
This recently released report by the Congressional Research Service is a guide for policy makers navigating the disaster response and recovery cycles. The document gives a background on disaster declarations, the National Response Framework, various types of disaster assistance, and also outlines congressional responsibilities during disaster.
Washington State has always gotten plenty of rain, but now it has RRAIN, a handy site that helps first responders (and everybody else) stay on top of situational awareness during disasters and emergencies. With topics ranging from weather alerts to pandemic resources to state emergency plans, the site is mobile ready and puts a wealth of information in your pocket.
If you work in healthcare, public health, emergency management, or any other field that intersects medical care with disaster response and preparedness, TRACIE is your new best friend. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services new TRACIE site stands for Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information exchange and is just that—a place where health workers can access technical information, get one-on-one guidance, and discuss issues with their peers. Visit the site for all sorts of tips, news updates, or to offer your expertise to other site visitors.