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1948 years ago in AD 63 an earthquake in southern Italy by the gulf of Naples seriously damaged the ancient city of Pompeii causing an undetermined number of deaths and spread out destruction, but the locals went to work rebuilding in the same spot until they were buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano 16 years later in AD 79.



Galveston TX Hurricanes

Average Brushed or hit every 2.94 years
Average Direct hit every 8.63 years

The Great Storm of 1900 - Sep 8th 1900 - Pop: 42,000 residents
Category 4 @ 135 mph -Great loss of life between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals – officially 8,000

The 1915 Storm, August 17th, Category 4 @ 135 mph
42    people dead in the Galveston area
$60 - 1915 million dollars in damage

Ike Sep 13th 2008 - The third most destructive hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States
Final landfall in Galveston Texas as a strong cat 2 with cat 5 equivalent storm surge winds extended 120 miles from the center.

Blamed for at least 195 deaths – 74 in Haiti and 112 in the USA 300 still missing. - Damages estimated at 24 billion (2008) US Dollars

Resulted in the largest evacuation in the state of Texas history and the largest search and rescue operation in US history


Nuclear Issues

Chernobyl, An Experiment Gone Wrong

On Saturday, April 26th, 1986 at 1:23 am, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded.
Ironically, the experiment consisted in testing how the power plant would respond in the event of an accident. The operators at the plant wanted to bring down the power output of the reactor to 25%, but over-confidence, poor training and poor knowledge of how a reactor works caused them to overdo it, and they ended up bringing down the power output to 1%. When they then tried to bring it up to 25%, the reactor overheated and exploded causing the worst nuclear accident in history.

Five U.S. nuclear reactors in earthquake zones
usatoday.com


Status of the Nuclear Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant
NYTimes.com


How a Reactor Shuts Down and What Happens in a Meltdown
NYTimes.com


Hazards of Storing Spent Fuel
NYTimes.com


Timeline: Nuclear Plant Accidents
BBCNews.com


Why the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl
independent.co.uk


In graphics: Fukushima nuclear alert
bbc.co.uk


Fukushima victims: homeless, desperate & angry
reuters.com


Japan Panel: Fukushima nuclear disaster "man-made"
bbc.co.uk.com






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Emergency Management: More Emergency Management Topics
Posted on Monday, August 25 @ 17:52:52 PDT by editor




More Emergency Management Topics

The Threat of Workplace Violence Looms Mightily
    Putting the threat in perspective
Contributing Factors of Workplace Violence
    Are You Reading the Writings on the Wall
1 million urged to evacuate as typhoon nears Japan
    Floods and road damage in dozens of locations - news.yahoo.com

Post-Irene Cleanup May Damage Environment
    The impacts of the storm devastating in places - hsnw.com

Law enforcement still unable to communicate ten years after 9/11
    nationwide network "continues to languish" - hsnw.com

Irene floods in North Carolina and New York 'disaster'
    Obama has declared a "major disaster" -bbc.co.uk

Ten years since 9/11
    U.S. agencies are still struggling with information sharing -hsnw.com

2011: Year of Billion-dollar disasters
    327 deaths & over $9 billion in damage so far -cnn.com

U.S. Must Make Nuclear Plants Safer
    New Safeguards Needed-npr.org

Why Things Fell Apart at Fukushima?
    A Narrative-npr.org

What Went Wrong In Fukushima?
    The Human Factor -nprnews.org

Disaster Struck, Now What?
    5 Steps to Creating an Emergency Plan-Foxbusiness.com

Joplin Before and After the Tornado
    Aerial Photographs of Joplin -NYTimes.com

Deadly Twisters Renew Questions on Emergency Budgets
    preparedness and response compromised by fiscal pressures
    NYTimes.com

White House issues New Presidential Policy Directive
    Build key capabilities the nation needs

Implementing a Corporate Crisis Management Team
    A pdf file Presentation

Early Intervention, Key to Prevent Escalation
    Managing Workplace Violence

The consequence of a dirty bomb attack
    when radiation is involved, uncertainty reigns- thehill.com
N Y lawmaker to urge Obama to help fix police radio woes
    Proper Interoperability Needed- CNN.com
Homeland Security Dept. Warns
    U.S. Unprepared for Nuclear Emergency - allgov.com
Gulf oil spill exposes industry's lack of readiness, preparation
    Becoming the worst spill in U.S. history
Why did so many people die in Haiti's quake?
    There are a number of critical factors: - BBC.News

Crumbling Infrastructure a National Security Concern
    Center for National Policy Expert Said: - cnponline.org

 Haiti quake occurred in complex, active seismic region
    WHOI Expert Said: - WHOI.edu

 Emergency Evacuations - Are You Ready?
     Know what to bring, where to go and how to get there?

 Community Planning - H1N1 Flu
    A Guide for Community & Faith-based Organizations.

 Government Issues Guidelines to Employers
     Recommendations for the Upcoming Influenza Season

 Natural Disaster Mitigation
    Are You and Your Community Ready?

 Hurricane Preparedness
    How Does Your Community Fare?

 Education and Preparedness
    The most powerful tool that can be offered

 What a Difference a Hurricane Makes
    Gustav visiting the New Orleans area

To the Point; Pandemic Flu Prevention
     The Life you Save Could Be Someone You Love

DOT Pandemic Flu Planning - 5 transportation sectors
     Guidelines for critical infrastructure and key resources

 Who is coming to the rescue?
     Who are you relying on to come to the rescue




 
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