News tagged with emergency management

NASA mobilizes to aid California fires response

For the past two weeks NASA scientists and satellite data analysts have been working every day producing maps and damage assessments that can be used by disaster managers battling the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the ...

dateNov 21, 2018 in Environment
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Why some people won't evacuate: FEMA research

With Hurricane Michael threatening more than 300 miles of the Gulf Coast, prompting emergency declarations in more than 100 counties, the results of research done by Dr. Stacy Willett, a Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

dateOct 11, 2018 in Environment
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Using smartphones to detect strokes

Researchers of Valencia's Polytechnic University (UPV) have designed a mobile phone application that enables the early detection of cerebral ictus. By using the sensors available in smartphones, the program – which is in ...

dateAug 14, 2018 in Software
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How large can a tsunami be in the Caribbean?

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has researchers reevaluating whether a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami might also be a likely risk for the Caribbean region, seismologists reported at the SSA 2018 Annual ...

dateMay 16, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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