Airport Weather Advanced REadiness (AWARE) Toolkit
Weather can significantly impact an airport’s ability to operate. This toolkit, created by Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program, helps airport planners apply best practices to assess their readiness for weather events. With six modules that apply to different functional areas, the toolkit uses historical weather data to track costs and recovery efforts. Multiple versions for various sized airports are available.
QuakeSmart Community Resilience Program
Before an earthquake rocks their bottom line, the QuakeSmart website will help companies and communities reinforce their business plans against disaster. The site, maintained by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, contains a variety of resources, including upcoming preparedness workshops, toolkits and flashcards, how-to videos on earthquake keeping safe in a quake.
Sustainable Disaster Response Council
Building back better is a common goal after disaster, but one that often lacks definition. The Sustainable Disaster Response Council is a membership organization aims to assure that building after disaster is stronger, safer, and environmentally responsible. The group offers members access to education, certification, and advocacy programs. Group members, who represent a broad spectrum of construction, architecture, insurance, and related industries, also contribute to a bank of research for member use.
Tribal Emergency Preparedness Law
Public health emergencies don’t recognize the boundaries between tribal and U.S. lands, but public health officials must. This primer on tribal emergency preparedness by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides and entry into understanding the tribal authority and cross-jurisdictional coordination.
Geography of Urban Social Vulnerability Videos
Across the world—including in developed nations—vulnerable individuals are disproportionately affected by disaster. This video series by United Nations University’s Urban Social Vulnerability project examines the vulnerability in disaster planning and mitigation in four locations—Mumbai, Mexico City, Manila, and Los Angeles.