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“Flood shots” and other dangerous myths

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I just read that a flood affected US health department “staged a mobile clinic Tuesday with an emphasis on tetanus and hepatitis A shots” (despite a total lack of real. The post “Flood shots” and other dangerous myths appeared first on DisasterDoc. Disaster Facts

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How a children’s book saved my life

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My story begins in the Midwestern United States during the mid-1960s with My Weekly Reader, a weekly educational magazine designed for children. Kids in schools throughout the United States (over. The post How a children’s book saved my life appeared first on DisasterDoc.

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Tornado Risk Reduction – An American Success Story

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The US experiences more tornadoes than any other country on earth, with an average of over 1,000 tornadoes recorded each year. Canada is a distant second, with around 100. The post Tornado Risk Reduction – An American Success Story appeared first on DisasterDoc.

7 years after Flint, another water public health crisis is born of neglect

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We all need water. It is a physiological need for all life on Earth. Lack of proper water sources in a community would easily constitute a public health crisis. Sphere. The post 7 years after Flint, another water public health crisis is born of neglect appeared first on DisasterDoc.

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When Buildings Collapse

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Building collapse is a common phenomenon associated with multiple disasters, including those caused by so-called “natural hazards” such as earthquakes and tsunamis and landslides, as well as “technological hazards” such.

Why does US policy ignore disaster prevention?

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Wouldn’t it be great if the US had a policy for preventing the kinds of tragedies that just occurred in Florida? Wouldn’t it be great if “the whole community—from community. The post Why does US policy ignore disaster prevention? appeared first on DisasterDoc.

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An Introduction to Tornadoes

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A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that reaches from a storm system down towards Earth’s surface. The most notable appearance of a tornado comes from its spinning. The post An Introduction to Tornadoes appeared first on DisasterDoc. Disaster Facts tornado

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“TARGET UP” for effective disaster plans

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Measures of effectiveness describe the extent to which emergency operations accomplish our intended outcomes. Thus, effective planning represents the foundation for accomplishing the intended outcomes of group deliberation and execution.

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Near-Evacuation Reveals Dangerous Gaps in Communications for Senior Community

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A special guest blog from emergency preparedness and disaster survival author, Virginia Nicols. Make sure it doesn’t happen this way in your community. On October 26, 2020, over a period of.

Disasters Mirror Society

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SPECIAL GUEST BLOG by: Vin Nelsen Surrey, British Columbia, Canada [link] “THERE ARE NO NATURAL DISASTERS” Several experts in Disaster Management often use social media to promote this message. Indeed, The post Disasters Mirror Society appeared first on DisasterDoc.

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