In an emergency, responders’ telecommunications could get delayed by overloaded networks.
City of Hampton, Virginia
A new data management system can give emergency responders a fast lane on the internet to help speed rescue efforts after a disaster.
Workers rebuild a temple damaged during the 2015 earthquake, in Bhaktapur.
Two years after the second earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, the recovery efforts have been stalled by political instability and money mismanagement.
The St Petersburg attack shows how engineering and psychology can help optimise how people are evacuated in a disaster.
Poorly resourced small towns like Marysville often struggle to recover from disasters like the Black Saturday bushfires.
Rebuilding small communities on the same site in the same way seldom works. It’s not about getting back to where you were, but rather grasping the opportunity to create a more resilient place.
After hitting parts of Haiti with winds of 145 miles per hour, Hurricane Matthew is moving toward the U.S.
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As the U.S. braces for potential landfall of Hurricane Matthew, our experts weigh in on hurricanes, the need for resilient infrastructure and climate change.
The view from Brooklyn on September 11, 2001.
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What we and other responders learned that day would go on to spark major changes in U.S. emergency response efforts.
An airboat driver rescues residents in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, where the ‘Cajun Navy’ of volunteers aided relief efforts.
Improvised rescues, such as boat owners saving people in flooded Louisiana, have become an integral part of federal and state disaster response efforts.