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Hurricane Planes

January 6, 2014

There are a number of hurricane planes that fly into the eye of the storm to get information about the storm and provide public safety. This infographic takes a look at hurricane planes, how they are built and how they work. It also lists the different types of hurricane planes. Source

How Americans Use Social Tools in Emergencies

How Americans Use Social Tools in Emergencies

September 18, 2013

When disaster strikes, emergency trackers and responders realize people are probably more likely to reach for their phones or computers to text, tweet and update their status on Facebook and look for ways to get and give help. Because of that, national agencies are continuing to develop ways to better integrate social media into their […]

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

Natural Disasters with The Worst Economic Impact

Natural Disasters with The Worst Economic Impact

August 29, 2012

Natural disasters often strike without warning, causing death and destruction which usually results in significant financial devastation as well. While the total economic impact of the 2010 Haiti earthquake is not yet known, the cost is expected to be in the billions. This infographic presents the most costly natural disasters in history. Source