National Preparedness Month
As the late August flooding in Houston confirms, it’s important for local official to make sure communities are prepared for disaster. They can get started with this list of resources collected to celebrate September, which is National preparedness month. The site includes communications plans, social media campaigns, checklists and other tools to help busy agencies get the word out.

Safeguarding Houses of Worship App
Communities of faith can be tremendous resources during a disaster. They can also be vulnerable to extremist attacks. Both dynamics point to a need for law enforcement and houses of worship to build strong networks. This app was created to do just that by identifying vulnerabilities, strengthening security, and helping create emergency response plans.

Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health After the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes
This research, funded by a Natural Hazards Center Quick Response Grant, looked at outcomes for mothers and children six months after the Nepal Earthquake and subsequent fuel crisis in 2015. The author found that delays in rebuilding were negatively affecting mother and child health. The report recommends considering political and social contexts for future disasters and conduction multiple periodical health assessments in the years that follow.

Get Airports Ready for Disaster Program
Airports are major players in disasters. Even if they aren’t affected by the hazard itself, they’re often taxed by the need to deliver supplies to affected areas. This program, developed by the UN Development Program and shipping company DHL, offers workshops and training courses to help airport managers create action plans and risk analyses that keep things running smoothly during emergency events.

If you’re thinking about building project, you should also be thinking of how to keep your investment safe from disaster. This site provides quick information on disasters by locale for businesses and governments all of over the world—nce you’ve determine the risks you face, it will offer recommendations about how to mitigate them.

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