Peter Tully, QDN Peer Leader in conversation with Kristie McKenna, Emergency Manager, Ipswich Council discussing disability inclusive disaster risk reduction.
Disability-inclusive disaster planning means people get support matched to their needs, frees up emergency services and makes emergency managers’ jobs easier. It boosts disaster resilience for everyone.
Congolese artist Chris Shongo paints on the outside wall of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Kinshasa on June 18, 2020.
The country would benefit from a well-funded and regulated research industry to contribute to scientific innovation and preparedness for future disease outbreaks.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial commemorates the deaths of over 140,000 people in the 1945 nuclear bombing.
The threat of nuclear war has not diminished, despite the lessons learned from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in 1945.
Despite all the effort that goes into predicting disasters, governments have been bad at acting on what they were told.
Located on the Ring of Fire, Indonesia is prone to natural disasters, particularly earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
What is political will or political commitment to disaster risk reduction? Why is it important to measure political commitment? And how to measure it?
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, introduces a hand sanitizer manufactured by the state of New York.
AP Photo/Marina Villeneuve
Incarcerated Americans have been tasked with washing hospital laundry, manufacturing protective equipment, disinfecting cleaning supplies and digging mass graves.
Cuba's excellent disaster planning is paying dividends in the current pandemic.
Air raid wardens in Washington, D.C., conduct a practice air raid.
Office for Emergency Management, Office of War Information/National Archives
Since the Cold War, Americans have shifted from engaging in active self-rescue to passively waiting for help from a centralized, bureaucratic federal emergency response.
Dr. Aimee Sisson, a public health officer in Placer County, Calif., answers a question about the death of an elderly patient in Auburn, Calif., March 4, 2020.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
Communication from public health and government officials during a health threat is a critical component of preventing and treating a disease. An expert who worked on the anthrax scare explains.
Salvaging items from a destroyed home near Lebanon, Tenn., March 3, 2020, after tornadoes ripped across the state.
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
In the Southeast US, tornadoes strike at night more often than in other regions. This poses special challenges for getting early warnings to the public.
The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church lies in ruins after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, Jan. 7, 2020.
AP Photo/Carlos Giusti
Puerto Rico's January earthquakes came after many foreshocks and have been followed by numerous aftershocks. Scientists are studying these sequences to improve earthquake forecasting.
Many houses still do not have cyclone-ready roofs, so are liable to lose them if hit by the full force of the storm.
Most homes are not as cyclone-ready as they could be. It seems lower insurance premiums aren't enough of an incentive for owners to upgrade their homes, but a new study points to some solutions.
A helicopter drops water while battling the Saddle Ridge Fire in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2019.
AP Photo/Noah Berger
As climate change intensifies the risk of wildfires in California, insurers are dropping coverage for many homeowners.
Shoppers prepare ahead of Hurricane Dorian in Pembroke, Florida.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, we share three articles on predicting hurricanes' paths and evacuating from harm's way.
The Dream Home enables people to survive the aftermath of a flood with water, energy and food – and a dry shelter.
An award-winning house design could be an affordable solution for vulnerable coastal communities adapting to climate change.
An immediate threat.
To reduce the risks posed by natural hazards, governments need to address residents' everyday fears, too.
Rescue personnel search through debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct. 11, 2018.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
An engineering professor explains why rural areas are especially vulnerable to hurricanes, and what they can do to ensure that no one is left without help.
President Donald Trump and other federal and state officials tour a mobile home and RV park on Nov. 17, 2018 in the wake of the Camp Fire.
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Forest management is not a cure-all for wildfires, although it can help reduce the chances of massive burns. Making this happen will require broad collaborative efforts and more money.
A destroyed house in an earthquake-devastated area at Balaroa village in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 11 2018. It’s reported at least 2,045 people have died as a result of earthquakes that hit central Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami.
The last two major disasters show that Indonesia needs to embrace a new chapter in its disaster risk governance.
A street sign sticks up from floodwaters after Hurricane Florence in Nichols, South Carolina, September 21, 2018.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Hurricanes frequently move inland in the southeast US, causing widespread river flooding, but emergency plans focus on protecting people in coastal communities.