News tagged with emergency management

SPoRT captures scope of Hurricane Sandy outages

(Phys.org)—NASA's Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center has been applying enhanced, multispectral image analysis techniques to NASA satellite data to support the monitoring of SuperStorm ...

Nov 12, 2012
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Coastal flooding documented

A full moon and Hurricane Sandy spelled near-record flooding in Lewes, Del., last week, as documented in a time-lapse video by Delaware Sea Grant (DESG). The video shows tidal waters and Sandy-driven storm surge cover—and ...

Nov 08, 2012
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Scientists participate in ShakeOut exercises

(Phys.org)—On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m. PDT, more than 9.3 million Californians, including employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., "dropped, covered and held on" during the ...

Oct 19, 2012
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Attitudes could hamper hurricane evacuations

(Phys.org)—With Hurricane Isaac threatening the U.S. mainland, emergency management personnel might soon have to confront some of the misinformed mindsets of potential evacuees. If South Carolinians are ...

Aug 27, 2012
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How Twitter fought the floods

Social media is revolutionising disaster management and community building during emergencies, a study into social networking during last year’s Queensland floods has found.

Jan 11, 2012
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