Evacuation and relief centres are often the first place disaster-affected people go, and should provide a minimum standard of living and care. But this standard is not always met.
Babies are particularly vulnerable in emergencies, especially in hot weather. Here’s what your emergency kit needs to ensure they stay hydrated if you have to evacuate or you lose power or water.
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
Many people may have stayed put during Hurricane Harvey because no storm that big had struck Texas since 1961. But like New Orleans after Katrina, Texas is likely to be much better prepared next time.
Sometimes 'stuff' isn't just stuff.
Transport researchers have found that when exits are located in corners, rather than the middle of hallways, they are 93.5…