News tagged with emergency management

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 5th annual Great ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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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 any indication, ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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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.

dateJan 11, 2012 in Other
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