When asked, leaders in communities everywhere will say that communication is by far the biggest problem during an emergency. Communication is such a broad term that it does not pinpoint the problem. Is it actual communication systems like phone lines and cell towers? Is it the communication you receive or try to obtain in an emergency? Is it communication to the people you are responsible for? Is it communication from the people you are responsible for? The question becomes how do we go about addressing these issues? Start small and focus on one solution to one communication problem.
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March 12th, 2013 12:00 am ET - Blog Administrator
By Daniel Homsey
Often a city‘s identity is attached to a significant event in its past, and for San Francisco that event is the Earthquake of 1906. That fateful event, in which thousands perished and our City burned to the ground, captured the attention of the whole world. Its legacy forged a commitment in the psyche of every San Franciscan – never again.
March 6th, 2013 11:05 am ET - Blog Administrator
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series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program. Join us this month as we tackle “sheltering.”series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program. Join us this month as we tackle “sheltering.”
When I was a kid, sheltering immediately conjured terrifying images of Dorothy Gale missing her chance to take shelter in the cellar and being swept away by a tornado and serenaded by munchkins. In reality, growing up in the Midwest included frequent basement sheltering for tornado warnings and cowering in the hallways at school with a hardback textbook over my head.
February 27th, 2013 11:16 am ET - Blog Administrator
By Gaetina Hodnett
It was a cloudy Monday in late October 2012 when Superstorm Sandy approached Long Island. The weather reports were frequent and very informative; however, I didn’t think the storm would have any impact on my family because of our experience with Hurricane Irene the previous year. We live less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean and sustained minimal damage after Hurricane Irene.
February 20th, 2013 2:45 pm ET - Blog Administrator
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Whether you live in the country or the city, your water supply relies on electricity. If the water purification system in your area is compromised, whether due to severe flooding, power outages, or other problems, the water supply becomes unsafe to drink. As a result, you need to know how to find a source of safe drinking water or how to treat water for use. It’s recommended to have enough water on-hand for your family to last three days. You will need one gallon of water per person per day.
February 15th, 2013 1:07 pm ET - Blog Administrator
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