Nepal Earthquake Briefing Videos
In June, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute sent a reconnaissance team to Nepal to gather initial information about the impacts of its recent earthquake. These 10-35-minute videos feature members of that team speaking on the what they learned while they were there, as well as a summary of the mission’s findings.
Living With Dams: Know Your Risks
The nation’s patchwork of large and small dams can make it hard for residents to know exactly where dams are, let alone what a dam breach could mean for them. This Federal Emergency Management booklet helps communicate risk and what it means for those living in inundation areas.
When the lights go out, many people experience little more than an inconvenience, but for those with electricity-dependent medical equipment, it could be a matter of life or death. That’s why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created the emPOWER Map. The map helps emergency health professionals track where Medicare beneficiaries with such equipment are in their region. And with a weather map overlay, it’s easy to know who might be at risk during a flood, hurricane, or other electricity-threatening event. Take a look at your community today and be ready for the next storm.
National Alliance for Radiation Readiness
With a world of disasters to prepare for, radiological threat can be low on the list for many. The National Alliance for Radiation Readiness recently launched this website that makes it easy to remedy that. Visit the site to learn about best practices; find tools, guides, and planning templates; or access trainings and webinars.
Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals
This newly minted professional organization promises to provide networking, education, and leadership opportunities to professionals in the healthcare emergency preparedness field. Check out their website for resources, job postings, and upcoming events—including the first AHEPP Annual Conference in November.