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Recent Texas A&M research shows that emergency management often lacks inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


The crowd at a Houston music festival suddenly surged toward the stage...squeezing fans so tightly together that they could not breathe or move their arms....


Emergency management programs are becoming increasingly vital to prepare health care organizations for the many crises they face today and in the future.


Among the many tragic stories in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida are the deaths of seven Louisiana nursing home residents who were evacuated to a warehouse...


Police shot and killed a man who had a gun at a hospital in Grand Junction, officials said Friday.


During the record 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, something happened that many people overlooked -- hurricane forecasts improved. And that saved lives.


A man died after he was shot by police and hospital security officers following an altercation in an Ohio hospital emergency room, authorities said Monday.


Multiple people have been shot, including a Knoxville police officer, at Austin-East Magnet High School on Monday afternoon


The race to vaccinate hit more roadblocks on Thursday, as several patients at a mass vaccination site in North Carolina suffered immediate reactions...


Eight people were hurt and one person is unaccounted for after an explosion and second-alarm fire at an Ohio paint plant early Thursday.


University police detained the suspect without incident as he exited the hospital following a tip from a neighboring police department.


Atlanta police say they arrested a man who brought multiple guns into the Publix grocery store at Atlantic Station Wednesday afternoon.


A residential assisted-living center in New York caught fire and partially collapsed early Tuesday, leaving one resident dead and a firefighter missing....


Native people have been disproportionately hit by Covid-19, experiencing higher rates of infection, hospitalization and death than White people in the US.


Buffalo Police, Wright County sheriff's deputies and area SWAT teams were dispatched to the Allina Clinic. The AP says there are multiple victims.


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Wisconsin's governor has announced the opening of a field hospital at the state fairgrounds as a surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals.


A computer outage at a major hospital chain thrust healthcare facilities across the U.S. into chaos Monday...


In February, China pulled off an impressive construction feat that caught the world's attention...


Interviews and CDC planning guidance give a clearer picture of how coronavirus vaccines will get from manufacturers to millions of Americans.


An exchange among federal leaders could lead to school safety guidelines based on political considerations instead of science.


A train fire and derailment Wednesday morning caused a partial collapse of a railroad bridge over Tempe Town Lake.


The boom-and-bust cycle of federal spending has characterized the U.S. government’s response to national health emergencies over the past two decades.


Arizona has activated a guidance plan for health care professionals facing difficult decisions about how to ration dwindling resources...


A man who was going through a divorce reportedly showed up at his estranged wife's workplace, then shot and killed her boyfriend...


The World Health Organization tried on Tuesday to clear up confusing comments about how often people can spread the coronavirus when they do not have symptoms.


The emergency room at a Kensington hospital was closed Saturday after a man set a fire inside one of the rooms, police said.


Fire authorities investigated an overnight fire at Leisure World, an age-restricted community in Montgomery County, Maryland.


FEMA's guidance on types of emergency protective measures that may be eligible under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.


The Mental Health Center of Denver has collected resources to help with self care.


ASPR TRACIE compiled and synthesized information from the CDC and other open sources on infectious disease/COVID-19 drive-through testing.


36 states have crisis plans that could be enacted amid a pandemic, but many just copied national recommendations


At least 22 people have died across central Tennessee as a result of severe storms and at least one tornado that raked Nashville and the region late Monday...


If you are an American tourist who has spent two weeks quarantined aboard a cruise ship off Japan because of the risk of contagion from the COVID-19 virus...


On this website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).


Officials in China are racing to contain a deadly new strain of virus that has infected more than 450 people and left almost 20 dead.


On Dec. 13, New Jersey’s largest hospital system announced it paid off hackers who disrupted its medical facilities with a ransomware attack.


The nurses claim UC Davis, UCLA and UC San Francisco haven’t developed comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans, which are required by CAL OSHA.


This latest Russian attack could put some nursing homes impacted by the ransomware out of business.


Last week, the Kincade fire broke out in Sonoma county. The blaze, fueled by an extreme wind event, rapidly engulfed tens of thousands of acres of land.


St. Elizabeths Hospital will have no running water for at least another week since shutting off its water Sept. 26 after discovering bacteria.


Cases of Legionnaires' disease have been reported among people who attended a state fair this month in North Carolina, the state's health department said.


As the epidemic rages in a violent, embattled region, two important players (the WHO and Doctors Without Borders) clash over how to end it.


A Tuesday night tornado in Sioux Falls, S.D., has left residents reeling.


U.S. news Train derails and catches fire in Illinois, triggering evacuations as smoke is seen for miles Authorities evacuated a number of homes in Dupo, Illinoi


Water levels in the hospital rose to about a foot on Monday afternoon, necessitating evacuation of patients and staff in the middle of the hurricane.


Mutual trust is long in the making thanks to the 3Cs that guide sound community disaster preparedness—communicate, coordinate and collaborate.


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


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


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


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...


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.


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


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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.


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


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


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"...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Goats were put to work Saturday south of metro Denver.


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


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


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


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


FEMA's 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan video.


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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).


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


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


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


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


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

Authorities say an explosion injured multiple people in Superior, Wisconsin.

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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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.


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

The word is out: it’s an especially bad flu season.

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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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

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