Apr 24, 2009 -Hospitals have stockpiled emergency supplies and medicines, have improved communication systems,conduct more frequent and higher quality disaster exercises, and better coordinate plans with communities. Those are among the findings of a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Mar 10, 2009 -Misperceptions, a false sense of security, and nowhere safe to shelter helped create the deadliest tornado event since the mid-1980s, according to a report from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Jan 29, 2009 -Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has issued an action directive to assess the current state of medical readiness, including local first responder capabilities, hospital bed capacity, and the ability to surge existing capacity in an emergency, as well as any gaps and current efforts to address them.
Jan 05, 2009 -The Washington, DC, area's law enforcement is bracing for an expanded inauguration day like no other, reports The Washington Post. Because of the historic nature of the event, security officials have to prepare for a long weekend rather than just President-elect Barack Obama's parade and swearing-in ceremony on January 20.
Dec 11, 2008 -Federal and state officials tasked with protecting President-elect Barack Obama's Inauguration Day celebrations broadly outlined their security strategy today as the nation's capital prepares for an unprecedented mass gathering.
Sep 02, 2008 -Hurricane Gustav weakened to a Category 2 hurricane before it made landfall 70 miles southwest of New Orleans, reducing the damage to Southern Louisiana and offshore oil refineries in the Gulf.
Jun 18, 2008 -Why calling the lawyers is not the best way to deal with angry customers, regulators, and the media, says a crisis communications consultant at this year's World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto.