Category Archives: Research Studies and Documents

Lessons Learned from 2011 Joplin Tornado

In the current issue of the Hazards Observer, which is always worth reading in its entirety, there is an interesting article about the recovery of Joplin, MO,  See: Lessons from the 2011 Joplin Tornado The Joplin piece is on pages … Continue reading

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Earthquakes in CA

To the surprise of many, CA has not had a major earthquake for about 25 years. If you are curious about earthquake history in CA, you might want to check out this chart: Earthquake Planning in CA ( 1906- 2008);  … Continue reading

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Long-Term Economic Outcomes of Disasters

This is the second posting in a row that deals with the long-term outcomes of a disaster, in this case a set of cyclones.  While I think the title of the article is misleading — Emotional Storms Are No Response … Continue reading

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Great Article on Recovery in New Journal

As I noted a couple of weeks ago, the new Journal of Extreme Events is free for the next several months. In the current issue is an article titled Exposure, Social Vulnerability and Recovery Disparities in N.J. After Hurricane Sandy, … Continue reading

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Looking for Some Major Independent Studies of H. Sandy Recovery

The Diva would love to see a respected, independent organization — such as the GAO, CRS, Congressional committee or a major think tank — do a comprehensive study of the recovery process after Hurricane Sandy. Since billions of taxpayer money … Continue reading

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Another H. Sandy Is Possible Say Geologists

One more set of concerns, this time from geologists. Geologists: Sandy could happen again. Some excerpts: Sandy’s storm surge hit the coast at high tide, but storm and tidal conditions were not the only cause of the devastation. Seawaters off … Continue reading

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Reviewing Some Basic Documents During Gov’t Shutdown

It is worth reading Arnold Bogis, one of the bloggers on Homeland Security Watch, who wrote a posting today titled Eleven Books to Read During the Shutdown.

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