Posts Tagged ‘preparedness’

Citizen Preparedness: The Path to a National Culture of Preparedness

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Author: Christian Montz, Director of Disaster Recovery, IEM

Disasters have cost taxpayers over $104 billion in nine years. That is, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the amount that the Disaster Relief Fund has paid out from fiscal years 2005 to 2014 for disaster response, recovery, and mitigation.[1] Just in the last eight years, there have been over 900 Presidentially declared disasters, 137 of them occurring in 2017. (more…)

Hurricane Sandy Social Media Resources – October 29 @ 5PM

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Author: Disaster Social Network, IEM

What follows is a survey of photo, video, news and information content from social media resources and credible news sources. Hurricane Sandy is generating a lot of discussion and activity and people are sharing information and spreading news and content across all media.

Videos

Live Hurricane Sandy Coverage – The Weather Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXMU2qwCVag

Coast Guard video of the HMS Bounty rescue:
http://youtu.be/UDlc1slA8PA

Rockaway Beach, NY – 10/29/12 – 8:30 a.m.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GX4mG2dCB0&feature=share&list=UU3FdkQnUj0JFTBF6rEF5JuQ

Coney Island Pier as Hurricane Sandy approaches – 10/29/12:
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RomneyStormTips&src=hash

Hurricane Sandy Hatteras Island – 10/28/12 – 11 a.m.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvRvGmJAuNc

New Jersey residents prepare as Hurricane Sandy approaches:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-JtGGBIfE8

Twitter Hashtags/Trends

#Sandy
#CTSandy
#MDSandy
#Frankenstorm
“Northeast”
“East Coast”
“North Carolina”
“New Jersey”
#surge
#VASandy
“FEMA”
#Hurricane

Twitter Handles

@capitalweather
@NHCsurge

Blogs

NYT State-by-State Guide to Hurricane Sandy:
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/state-by-state-guide-to-hurricane-sandy/

Telegraph (UK) Live Blog updates:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9639244/Hurricane-Sandy-October-28-as-it-happened.html

BBC News Live Hurricane Sandy updates:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121635

Photo Galleries

Hurricane Sandy turns NY Subway into ghost towns:
http://mashable.com/2012/10/29/new-york-city-subway-empty/

Twitter Top Images for “Hurricane Sandy”:
https://twitter.com/i/#!/search/Hurricane+Sandy/slideshow/photos

News Articles

Hurricane Sandy and Washington, D.C.: Detailed storm timeline, maps, and frequent questions:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/hurricane-sandy-and-washington-dc-detailed-storm-timeline-maps-and-frequent-questions/2012/10/28/2c24af1a-2127-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_blog.html?hpid=z2

How Will Hurricane Sandy Affect the Internet? (mashable)

http://mashable.com/2012/10/28/hurricane-sandy-internet/