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From the Field: The New England Blizzard of 2013

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By John Peterson Many of you followed the historic blizzard that hit the Northeast last weekend.  Sure, it was fun to watch the weather reporters with yardsticks ready to measure the torrents of accumulating snow.  For me, what quickly became apparent in the February nor’easter is how many ways public health touches lives in a Read More >

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Public Art with Preparedness at Heart: The Evacuspot

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It is Mardi Gras in New Orleans and I would like to take this time to introduce myself. I’m an EvacuSpot. I am a piece of public art with a purpose and a message. You will soon notice me on the city of New Orleans’ landscape. My journey has not been quick or easy, and Read More >

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Over 2.7 Million to Participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

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This Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 10:15 AM (CST), over 2.7 million people in the Central U.S. will participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, the region’s largest earthquake drill. Join communities throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee who will participate in this event. People and organizations in other states are Read More >

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Extreme Preparedness: Doomsday Preppers

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By Jason McDonald While flipping channels you may have stumbled upon “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic Channel, a show that highlights the great lengths some Americans will go to in order to ensure they are prepared for apocalyptic events.  Cameras follow survivalists preparing for various end of the world scenarios – war, pandemic, economic Read More >

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Extreme Weather, Extreme Outbreaks, and Extreme Science-based Preparedness and Response

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the news media has increased discussion and debate about what needs to be done in the future to better prepare our country for emergencies. Whether it’s another superstorm or the next H1N1, disasters are inevitable. Read More >

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Special Needs and Tornadoes: A Joplin Story

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It’s been almost two years since a devastating tornado ripped through the town of Joplin, Missouri, and the community continues to rebuild.  Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to visit Joplin to learn more about The Independent Living Center -Joplin (TILC), one of seven programs chosen as a promising example of FEMA’s Whole Community Read More >

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