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2019
8/03/2019

144 people died in the floods in 1976. It forever changed how Flight For Life operates.

8/03/2019

At least 15 people were killed in a shooting at an El Paso shopping center on Saturday, according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

8/01/2019

After surviving the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, three friends were not expecting history to repeat itself two years later.

7/25/2019

It technically began last fall when Hurricane Florence swelled the Ohio River, but really it was all the unnamed storms that came after it-one after another...

7/17/2019

A sizable crowd had already gathered outside the Surplus Store early July 6 when Victor Hernandez arrived at the West Los Angeles shop to unlock the doors.

7/17/2019

The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization has declared...

7/15/2019

Infrastructure is everything you don’t think about. The roads you drive on. The rigs and refineries that turn fossil fuel into the gas that makes your car go.

7/12/2019

It's all "blue sky and calmness," Mayor Frank "Boo" Grizzaffi tells CNN less than a day before Tropical Storm Barry is due to arrive in Morgan City, Louisiana.

6/04/2019

NE-TF1 is making history as one of eleven emergency response teams participating in the nation's largest civilian based search and rescue exercise in US history

5/24/2019

IndyCar medical director said that a "very limited supply" of vaccines will be available to fans at the race.

4/17/2019

More than a dozen school districts in Colorado are closed Wednesday after the FBI and local law enforcement warned of a woman who is "armed and dangerous"...

4/10/2019

At least one person has died in a massive explosion in downtown Durham after officials reported a gas leak.

3/10/2019

Efforts to curb the disease are failing because many people still don’t understand Ebola and heavy-handed government-led measures have alienated communities.

3/04/2019

A new FEMA Higher Education Program report says a better approach to preparedness is to develop individual cultures of preparedness from the bottom up.

3/03/2019

The contents of this report have been summarized from FEMA’s Higher Education Program's 2-day workshop in May 2018.

2/23/2019

Researchers will reinforce traditional medical preparedness by containing viral infectious diseases in animals before they can threaten humans.

2/11/2019

CDC sent out a reminder for U.S. healthcare facilities to review their processes to safely identify and manage patients with potential infectious diseases.

2/07/2019

NACCHO preparedness director Nick Boukas describes the particular vulnerability of older adults and people with disabilities during disasters.

2/04/2019

After 6 months, the World Health Organization is expressing cautious optimism that it is making headway in controlling the spread of the deadly virus.

1/28/2019

Strong winds and torrential rainfall battered parts of Cuba, including the capital city of Havana, on Sunday night.

1/27/2019

It’s not every day that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues an advisory about pet hedgehogs, but here we are.

1/06/2019

Dasep Habibi can't talk about last month's tsunami without breaking down.

2018
12/20/2018

On an August morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the medical treatment facility was holding a mass casualty drill.

12/13/2018

A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada....

12/06/2018

A Southwest Airlines flight with 117 people aboard slid off a runway on Thursday at California's Hollywood Burbank Airport during heavy rain.

11/19/2018

A Chicago police officer and two other people were killed in an attack at a South Side hospital Monday afternoon...

11/19/2018

Authorities are reporting that there have been 77 fatalities due to the Camp Fire in Butte County...

11/02/2018

The global Red Cross Red Crescent network’s 2018 World Disasters Report spotlights the challenges involved in delivering aid to the most vulnerable people.

10/26/2018

In 2014, 71% of hospital reported being unprepared to receive and Ebola patient. In 2017, 14% reported being unprepared.

10/19/2018

Most of the the money used nearly every year to pay for the nation’s natural disasters is not part of an annual budget - it just adds to the deficit.

10/17/2018

FEMA embedded a small group of FEMA employees in state agencies full time to create a more seamless response.

10/16/2018

As Ebola cases in the Congo increase, a humanitarian group yesterday added a new concern—the virus has now spread within a school.

10/08/2018

Hurricane watches have been posted on the northeast Florida Gulf Coast ahead of a strengthening Tropical Storm Michael in the northwest Caribbean.

10/03/2018

CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa.-- A wave of severe weather hit Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon.

10/01/2018

Deadly diseases like Ebola and the avian flu are only one flight away. The U.S. government must start taking preparedness seriously.

9/24/2018

Research finds that community networks and better official communication could aid in response and resilience to disasters.

9/19/2018

Authorities, including the FBI, are responding to reports of a shooter at a Middleton software company Wednesday morning, officials said.

9/18/2018

Nursing homes are evacuating residents at historic clips or stockpiling supplies. Hospitals are bolstering staff and closely following disaster plans.

9/07/2018

Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October.

9/07/2018

EBOLA has claimed the lives of four more victims as the death toll from the deadly disease hits 82 after another outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

9/06/2018

Ten people aboard an international flight that landed Wednesday at New York's JFK airport are being evaluated at a hospital and tested for respiratory illness.

9/04/2018

As the federal government looks to manage the growing price tag of response, it is doing so without critical information about what states already invest.

8/29/2018

More than 20 people have been treated for possible drug exposure at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe, Ohio.

8/26/2018

Two people were killed and 11 others injured when a gunman opened fire Sunday at a popular waterfront mall in Jacksonville, Florida...

8/20/2018

The need for high-level leadership, coordination and a new strategy are essential to mitigate the threat of pandemics, but these elements are lacking in the US.

8/17/2018

n ongoing Ebola outbreak is spreading across the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province.

8/17/2018

Protecting hospitals filled with the most sick and vulnerable individuals in the nation is a complex problem.

8/14/2018

A motorway bridge has collapsed near the northwestern Italian city of Genoa, sending vehicles plummeting up to 90m (295ft) to the ground and killing at least 22

8/13/2018

After Hurricane Maria, immediate concerns were physical – finding food and water – but bubbling below were anxieties and trauma that would endure for months.

8/13/2018

Nine people were killed and 16 others injured in a fire that broke out at a government hospital in New Taipei City in the early hours of Monday.

8/10/2018

Why not provide help before disaster strikes to prevent farmers from losing their most valuable assets (their animals) and mitigate costly response?

8/08/2018

Advocates for low-income Texans say the fate of storm-ravaged, poor communities like Port Arthur depend on if officials have learned from previous mistakes.

8/08/2018

Health ministry says up to 43 people may have contracted the Ebola virus since latest outbreak declared last week.

8/06/2018

The U.S. government is better prepared to respond to health impacts of disasters, but Americans must keep pace with very real, unpredictable threats.

8/03/2018

A report released last month says federal disaster funding does not encourage risk mitigation at the local level.

8/02/2018

A training exercise at an Air Force base in Ohio caused an emergency active shooter response Thursday, prompting a lockdown...

8/01/2018

Find out how urgent care centers can play a role in your facility’s disaster response plan and help with medical surge.

7/30/2018

Twenty-seven people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at a weekend event in northern Colorado.

7/28/2018

Three people were shot to death at a Texas nursing home on Friday night and two others were found dead at a nearby residence...

7/27/2018

The day before this week’s catastrophic dam failure in Laos, the companies building the dam knew that it was deteriorating...

7/24/2018

Fire officials in Greece say at least 74 people have died from surprisingly fast-moving wildfires that struck near Athens on Monday.

7/24/2018

FEMA's public-relations problems are often really the product of failures by other parts of government, Administrator Brock Long argued.

7/23/2018

For the first time, scientists have found evidence that a woman can harbor the Ebola virus for more than a year and then infect others.

7/23/2018

The renowned cardiologist, who once treated former President George H.W. Bush, was fatally shot by another bicyclist on his way to work.

7/19/2018

A sheriff in Missouri says a tourist boat has apparently capsized on a lake, leaving eight people dead and several others hospitalized.

7/19/2018

Policy decisions affecting resilience to future disasters are made locally, but federal programs do not reward communities that adopt resilient practices.

7/16/2018

FEMA admitted it drastically underestimated the devastation that Hurricane Maria would unleash on Puerto Rico in 2017, hampering the response to the island.

7/16/2018

Twitter data could give disaster relief teams real-time information to provide aid and save lives.

7/15/2018

New Yorkers were on edge Sunday as the number of people sickened with Legionnaire’s disease continued to grow.

7/15/2018

Hundreds of visitors to Tennessee's CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour are reporting E. coli infection after visiting the park.

7/12/2018

A recent poll revealed that patients in many countries rely heavily on national and local governments to respond to disease outbreaks and natural disasters.

7/12/2018

As Hurricane Harvey approached the Texas coast last August, it was clear the storm would be one for the ages.

7/06/2018

One of the world’s deadliest diseases—tuberculosis—made a rare stateside appearance Thursday.

6/27/2018

Michigan is operating without a state-appointed emergency manager in a single community for the first time in nearly 18 years.

6/26/2018

Goats were put to work Saturday south of metro Denver.

6/26/2018

One construction worker died and 12 others were injured in an explosion Tuesday afternoon.

6/25/2018

Local police say the man shot himself with a handgun about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

6/18/2018

Microgrid hubs called “resilience nodes” improve the availability of essential services to nearby neighbors during electrical grid outages.

6/15/2018

The head of FEMA stressed the role of local governments in preparing the U.S. to better withstand natural disasters.

6/14/2018

FEMA's 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan video.

6/12/2018

Federal first responders are preparing ways to better respond to the kind of historic storms seen in last year’s record-setting season.

6/11/2018

Verizon Wireless has a cave in Kansas City filled with crucial backup technology. It's the only cave Verizon uses in the entire country.

6/08/2018

If the local and state governments are to be accountable, exactly what is FEMA's role?

6/08/2018

The Ebola case count in the Congo is 60, and the WHO released its strategic plan for Ebola virus preparedness in 9 countries neighboring the Congo.

6/07/2018

According to the study, people and companies change their purchasing, saving and investing behaviors following terror attacks.

6/01/2018

FEMA will always work to support state, local, tribal and territorial partners to respond to and recover from disasters, but FEMA is not a first responder.

5/30/2018

Ebola responders in Congo are revealing more about local practices and community mistrust, which in some instances are hampering containment actions.

5/29/2018

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal.

5/23/2018

Dr. Robert Kadlec, the current U.S. ASPR, authored an article on the American Medical Association website on the need for a disaster health response system.

5/21/2018

Purdue researchers have developed an online platform that enables first responders to monitor emergency situations using tweets and Instagram posts.

5/21/2018

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) took the lead to restructure the next phase of reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA).

5/21/2018

There are misconceptions creeping into the debate that springs up whenever a mass shooting occurs. Here’s what the research actually shows.

5/18/2018

Tests have confirmed an infection in a patient from Mbandaka, a metropolitan area that’s home to nearly 1.2 million people.

5/18/2018

This fact sheet addresses several frequently asked questions regarding the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and disasters.

5/01/2018

Earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains can cause noticeable ground shaking at much farther distances than comparably-sized earthquakes in the West.

4/27/2018

To rebuild homes after the earthquake, the Red Cross suggested neighbors maximize their grants by helping one another rebuild their homes—not hiring workers.

4/26/2018
Authorities say an explosion injured multiple people in Superior, Wisconsin.
4/20/2018

Workplace violence is not just the violent events that make the news; it is also the everyday occurrences, such as verbal abuse, that are often overlooked.

4/10/2018

The largest patient movement exercise in HHS history began today to test the nationwide ability to move highly infectious patients.

4/07/2018

With the Atlantic hurricane season less than two months away, Colorado State University issued its preliminary seasonal forecast.

4/04/2018

FEMA piloted in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico several ways to streamline its work and change its strategic plan for the next 4 years.

4/04/2018

Now is the time to apply lessonsfrom Irma and proactively plan for the evolution of transportation we expect to see as we move further into the 21st Century.

3/22/2018

CMS cited the University of Maryland Medical Center for violating the EMTALA for its handling of a mentally ill patient earlier this year.

3/20/2018

The US is currently in the midst of a drastic skilled labor shortage and it's also causing major problems for communities that are recovering from disasters.

3/19/2018

Hurricane-battered Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and other US Territories still struggle with crippled economies and exodus to the US mainland.

3/08/2018

Britain is backing a hedge fund that aims to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance.

3/07/2018

U.S. healthcare systems perform well in smaller, localized disasters but respond poorly to larger-scale disasters and catastrophes.

3/04/2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognized the 15 year anniversary of the start of its mission with a celebration event at the Ronald Reagan Building.

2/28/2018

More than 12 years later, tidy brick houses in Gentilly are interspersed with empty lots while post-Katrina lives play out elsewhere.

2/22/2018

A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night.

2/22/2018

Lessons learned about influenza preparation in the 100 years since then were discussed at a dinner session at the 2018 ASM Biothreats meeting.

2/21/2018

PrepTalks are given by subject-matter experts and thoughts leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership.

2/19/2018

RUTLAND, VT "By the grace of God and the bravery of a courageous young woman did we avert disaster," said Gov. Phil Scott...

2/16/2018

Robert Kadlec, MD, ASPR, discussed the idea of a regional disaster health system with colleagues at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

2/16/2018

in an era when school shootings are no longer rare or even unexpected, teachers and students have become reluctant heroes and first responders.

2/15/2018

Doctors and staff at the two Broward Health System hospitals were prepared because of other mass shootings.

2/05/2018

“We are not out of the woods yet,” said Anne Schuchat, CDC Acting Director, as she described the rising influenza activity that’s swept across the US.

2/01/2018

As Hurricane Harvey ripped through Houston last August, the trauma didn’t even spare those whose job is to help others cope.

2/01/2018
The word is out: it’s an especially bad flu season.
1/28/2018

State firefighters’ union and bipartisan group of legislators are supporting a pair of bills that provide workers compensation coverage for first responders.

1/23/2018

Forecasters canceled tsunami warnings for Alaska and the US and Canadian west coasts after an earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska.

1/23/2018

The recent shooting death of a Barnes-Jewish Hospital patient wielding knives has renewed a debate over armed guards in health care settings.

1/22/2018

2017 was an expensive, deadly year of natural disasters on Earth.

1/17/2018

Flu season arrived early in the US this year, and it's been deadly. The current vaccine isn't working very well against one of the most common virus strains.

1/11/2018

Solid local leadership combined with the right outside partners can mitigate the fallout and save lives.

1/11/2018

geophysicist Shimon Wdowinski believes there could be a correlation between hurricanes and the earthquakes that come much later.

1/07/2018

The U.S. is facing a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags just as flu cases accelerate.

1/05/2018

The CDC is holding a session January 16 to discuss personal safety measures and the training of response teams "to prepare for nuclear detonation."

1/04/2018

A dreaded "bomb cyclone" is pounding the Northeast, dumping blinding snow hurled by wind gusts as strong as 60 mph.

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