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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.

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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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Do 1 Thing January: Make a Plan

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By Cate Shockey This blog is part of a series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program.  Join us this month as we discuss “making a plan.”series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program.  Join us this month as we discuss “making a plan.” My Read More >

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Grand Rounds: People with Disabilities and Public Health

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By Gloria Krahn (Director, CDC’s Division of Human Development and Disability) On December 18, 2012, CDC hosted a Public Health Grand Rounds promoting opportunities for the best quality of life for individuals with disabilities. You can access the event in the Grand Round archives. The facts: One in six adult Americans live with a disability when defined by a limitation Read More >

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