Category Archives: Catastrophic Disasters

Disasters and Poverty – new international report

Natural disasters ‘making poor poorer’ warn ODI is the heading for an article about a new report issued by the Overseas Development Institute. The data and the graphics in the report are quite sobering.  Some excerpts for the article: The … Continue reading

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FEMA’s After Action Report on Superstorm Sandy

I am not quite sure when this was issued, but the direct link to the 38 page report is here: Hurricane Sandy FEMA After Action Report; July 2013. For those of you interested in FEMA workforce issues, the report devotes … Continue reading

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What to Do Next?

Washington should prepare for disasters, not just react; Considering the frequency of multibillion-dollar natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, the government should devote more resources to preparing for them. LA Times, Jan. 4, 2013. Congress took an important step to … Continue reading

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