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Emergency Communications

June 25, 2014

Before, during and after a natural disaster or emergency, swift and reliable communications are essential. Modern technology provides vital links on which humanitarian teams rely. Source

Flash-development Of An Emergency Social Platform

Flash-development Of An Emergency Social Platform

September 28, 2013

Social media is not only for marketing and socializing, social media can also be very useful in times of need. This infograpic looks at the use of social media after nearly 75% of Austrailia was affected by a flood. 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 […]

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Deadliest Natural Disasters

February 13, 2013

For homeowners, natural disasters aren’t only the deadliest and costliest things that can happen to your house, but they are also the most unexpected. To help you prepare for the disaster that is most likely to occur in your geographical area, we present to you our risk assessment map along with ways to fortify your […]

Preparing for a Natural Disaster

Preparing for a Natural Disaster

November 1, 2012

A natural disaster is the effect of a natural hazard like flooding, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes, avalanches, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes or wildfires. Source

Danger Zones! Worldwide Deaths From Natural Disasters

Danger Zones! Worldwide Deaths From Natural Disasters

September 23, 2012

In this graphic HomeownersInsurance.org has displayed the worldwide deaths from natural disasters from the years 1979 to 2008.

Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster

Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster

September 19, 2012

Weather disasters and quakes: who’s most at risk? The analysis below, by Sperling’s Best Places, a publisher of city rankings, is an attempt to assess a combination of those risks in 379 American metro areas. Risks for twisters and hurricanes (including storms from hurricane remnants) are based on historical data showing where storms occurred. Earthquake […]

Tsunami Travel Times

Tsunami Travel Times

September 4, 2012

How fast and how far did the recent Japanese earthquake send its destructive tsunami? Get clear answers here. Source

In Case of Emergency, Use Social Media

In Case of Emergency, Use Social Media

August 31, 2012

From hurricanes and floods to earthquakes and wildfires, natural disasters affect the United States every year. When it comes to being prepared for a disaster there are a number of basic items to include in your emergency kit, like water, food and a battery-powered or hand crank radio. However, armed with your smartphone and a […]

Disaster in Japan - The Quake

Disaster in Japan – The Quake

June 12, 2012

In March of 2011 a massive 8.9 earthquake triggered a tsuanmi in Japan with widespread damage and devastation. Understanding how tsunamis work can help to know how to handle future situations. This infographic looks at the Japan tsunami and how it happened. Source