From HSNW: Puerto Rico is Prone to More Flooding Than the Island is Prepared to Handle. Puerto Rico is not ready for another hurricane season, let alone the effects of climate change, according to a new study that shows the island’s outstanding capacity to produce record-breaking floods and trigger a large number of landslides.
From the NY Times: Can the CDC Be Fixed? The coronavirus revealed the glaring weaknesses of the world’s premier public health agency — and just how much work it would take to reform it.
From Wired: How to Practice Emergency Preparedness as Self-Care. It’s not just about buying a lot of stuff from a list. The key to being ready is all about framing your planning with gratitude, rest, and community.
Note the free ebook ( 15 pp) listed also.
From Scientific American: Hurricane Damage Would Be Less Extensive with Stronger Building Codes. Florida’s codes rank high, but those of Texas, Mississippi and Alabama are low.
From Inside Climate News: With Climate Change-Fueled Hurricanes and Wildfire on the Horizon, a Trauma Expert Offers Ways to Protect Your Mental Health. Surviving repeated natural disasters can leave people depressed, anxious and at risk of post-traumatic stress. It helps to be prepared.