Red Cross Launches 137 Major Relief Operations

January 24, 2013

In the United States, the Red Cross opened 1,019 shelters and provided more than 130,000 overnight stays. 27,622 trained disaster workers served more than 6.7 million meals and snacks and distributed more than 2.6 million relief items. Health and mental health workers provided more than 133,000 consultations and Red Cross workers opened 16,752 cases to […]


Architect Magazine “Sites at Risk”

January 14, 2013

Full spread map depicting global sites at risk of disaster. Source

The World’s Most Disasterous Oil Spills

December 7, 2012

Accidents happen and when they involve oil, there is a lot more at stake than higher prices at the gas pumps. This graphic breaks down when the most oil was spilled, how it occurred and what it all means.

Anatomy of a Hurricane

Anatomy of a Hurricane

October 12, 2012

The term hurricane is derived from Huracan, a god of evil recognized by an ancient tribe from Central America. In other parts of the world, hurricanes are known by different names such as typhoons and cyclones. Source

All About Lighting

All About Lighting

August 12, 2012

Have you ever watched a thunderstorm and tried to catch a glimpse at some lightning bolts? Lightning is a beautiful natural event. However, it is also very dangerous. How much do you know about lightning? Here is are some interesting facts about the dangers and science behind lightning. Source

Red Cross: 2011 Disaster Response Statisti...

Red Cross: 2011 Disaster Response Statisti…

May 28, 2012

The American red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors – across the street, across the country, and across the world- in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new – with more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of […]