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Op-Ed: Earthquake preparedness is ever-present, especially for SF Bay Special

San Francisco - As the little ghost town of Bodie was rattled this past December, those who prepare for Earthquakes see the trembler as yet another opportunity to remind people that seismic activity is always present.

Mayor Bloomberg signs a bills addressing NYC disaster management

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, signed into law nine bills relating to the city’s disaster preparedness.

Nationwide earthquake drill helps Japan prepare for the worst

Tokyo - On the 89th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake, Japan held nationwide earthquake readiness drills as part of their Disaster Prevention Day. The drills were based on the scenario of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake striking northern Tokyo Bay.

Checklist for Hurricane and Disaster Survival

As Hurricane Irene begins to batter the East Coast of the United States, Disaster Preparedness has suddenly become a very real issue. Here's what you can do to keep safe in very rough moments.

Why Do Some People Ignore Alarms and Sirens During Emergencies? Special

Portland - One of the critical concerns in disaster preparedness is the fact some people might not respond to warnings. Why is it that some people ignore emergency warnings and sirens?
 

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This is a business continuation room in the event of a data disaster.
This is a business continuation room in the event of a data disaster.
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Survival Gear: Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, Camping & Survival Supply
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Daniel Homsey (center) worked with officials on May 30  2012  in Wellington  New Zealand on the  Res...
Daniel Homsey (center) worked with officials on May 30, 2012, in Wellington, New Zealand on the "Resilientville" program exercises, aimed at helping community leaders dialog and "role-play" various scenarios in the event of a major disaster.
Courtesy of Daniel Homsey and the NEN Program, SF, CA
Founded in 1990  NERT  Neighborhood Emergency Response Team program has continued to educate residen...
Founded in 1990, NERT, Neighborhood Emergency Response Team program has continued to educate residents about being prepared in the event of an earthquake.
Courtesy of NERT, SF

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