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Sheltering in Danger - How Poor Emergency Planning and Response Put Nursing Home Residents at Risk During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma - Hollywood Hills Loss of Power, Temperature Control Issues
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,750. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social services
At one Florida nursing home, the county medical examiner ruled the deaths of 12 residents as homicides. Each resident died due to complications from heat exposure after the facility's air conditioning was knocked out for several days. The nursing home's administrators failed to recognize the threat posed by prolonged exposure to extreme heat.
Coordinating Military Response to Disasters - Defense Support of Civil Authorities, History for Haiti Earthquake, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, Use of Tailored Brigade Forces and Training
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,220. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Emergency Management, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The attacks by terrorist on September 11, 2001, prompted the Department of Defense (DoD) to formulate a new set of capabilities support to civilian authorities during natural disasters and emergencies.
A Framework for National Guard Employment in the Homeland - Guard History as National and State Asset, Deploying in Large-Scale Complex Event, New Madrid Seismic Zone Earthquake, Civil Defense Support
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,650. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government
This study explores the doctrinal divide among homeland defense (HD), homeland security (HS), and defense support to civil authorities (DSCA) and questions whether these doctrinal spaces are adequately instructive to National Guard domestic action.
Disruptive Emergent Systems in Disaster Response - Study of Hurricane Katrina, Sandy, Maria, Harvey - Innovation, Use of Social Media and Volunteers to Fill Gaps in Federally Managed Responses
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,830. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Social Science » Volunteer Work
The 2017 hurricanes in the southern United States provided an impetus for wider social technology use than during previous disaster responses. Hurricane survivors rapidly turned to social media for help, while physically unaffected social media users crowdsourced emergent crisis mapping systems.
Planning Considerations: Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTAs) - Homeland Security Threat Background and Characteristics, Synchronized and Independent Teams at Multiple Locations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks - CCTAs are acts of terrorism that involve synchronized and independent team(s) at multiple locations, sequentially or in close succession, initiated with little or no warning, and employing one or more weapon systems: firearms, explosives, fire as a weapon, and nontraditional attack methodologies that are intended to result in large numbers of casualties.
Hurricanes and the American Marine Transportation System: Federal Committee Report on Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Sandy and the 2017 Multi-Storm Season, Impacts to Ports and Commerce
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 33,690. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Civil / Transport
The Marine Transportation System (MTS) plays a critical role in United States commerce and security, facilitating the movement of over two billion tons of goods annually. This critical function is often at risk as the MTS is susceptible to the impacts of weather and climate hazards, such as hurricanes.
Humanitarian Assistance Organizations and Their Role in Crisis Response on the Korean Peninsula - NGOs and North Korea, ROK, and DPRK, HADR Disaster Relief Historical Conditions and Events
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,350. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
Although many capable nongovernmental organizations exist on the Korean Peninsula, the ever-changing geopolitical situation between the United States, ROK, and DPRK can restrict their ability to execute humanitarian operations there.
Climate and Disaster: Analyzing Military Foreign Disaster Relief in a Changing Climate - Examining Political and Other Motivations for Military FDR Operations and Humanitarian Assistance
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 44,260. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The suspected impact of climate change on natural hazards is expected to lead to a world where natural disasters are more frequent and severe. This study investigates how climate change, in particular its effect on natural disasters, will impact the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to support stability worldwide through military Foreign Disaster Relief (FDR).
Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage: How to Strengthen the Capabilities of the Nation - Preventing Severe Cascading Impacts on Critical Sectors Like Water, Communications, Transportation, Healthcare
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 51,670. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Power Resources / Electrical, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic power outage.
Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident: Comprehensive FEMA Guide to Emergency Notifications, Federal Roles and Responsibilities, Critical Questions and Answers for Spokespersons
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,990. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Power Resources / Nuclear, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This document provides communications guidance for domestic nuclear power plant (NPP) incidents, including sample text and suggested answers to anticipated public and media questions. This document also provides background information explaining roles and responsibilities across all levels of government during an NPP incident.
Personal Disaster Preparedness Levels In the National Guard - Analysis of Survey Data, Readiness Rates Compared to General Public, First Responders, and Federal Emergency Management Agency Goal
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 24,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The Federal Government's model of Tiered Response for disasters assumes that National Guardsmen, when given a no-notice call to respond to an incident, will actually respond. This assumption may be true if the Guardsmen's area was unaffected, but might not be if it was affected.
2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires: Initial Observations on the Federal Response and Key Recovery Challenges - Complete Report on FEMA Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and California Wildfires
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,960. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
FEMA faced a number of challenges that slowed and complicated its response efforts to Hurricane Maria, particularly in Puerto Rico. Many of these challenges were also highlighted in FEMA's own 2017 hurricane after action report, including: the sequential and overlapping timing of the three hurricanes—with Maria the last of the three—caused staffing shortages and required FEMA to shift staff.
Analysis of Department of Defense (DoD) Support in Domestic Disaster Relief - Analysis of Federal Response to 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, Importance of Pre-Positioning Supplies
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,370. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
Our research analyzed Department of Defense (DoD) involvement in the disaster relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. During the 2017 hurricane season, the United States experienced three major hurricanes in rapid succession. These events tested the hurricane responses of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and have left some wondering why the DoD was slow to respond.
Inclusion of Disaster Resiliency in City and Neighborhood Comprehensive Plans - Locating Areas at Risk of Flooding Using Geographic Information System and Census Data to Analyze Regional Plans
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,970. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
Once hazard mitigation is included in a city's comprehensive plan, the region and its citizens are more prepared to respond to a potential natural disaster. The purpose of this study was to illuminate factors that encourage cities to include hazard mitigation within their comprehensive plans.
The DSCA Corps: Bridging the Gap Between the Profession of Arms and Domestic Operations - Defense Support to Civil Authorities Case Study of Hurricane Sandy and Cascadia Rising Earthquake Exercise
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 50,750. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » History » Military
An examination of two cases, the 2012 response to Hurricane Sandy and the 2016 Cascadia Rising earthquake response exercise, identifies several shortfalls in integration and coordination between the Army, other service components, and civil authorities.
2017 National Hurricane Operations Plan: Fascinating Comprehensive Guide to Official Weather Service Products and Data Sources Used to Track Tropical Storms for Emergency Managers and Weather Geeks
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,010. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Meteorology & Climate, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This official guide from NOAA, released in late 2017, provides authoritative and up-to-date information about all aspects of hurricane forecasting and warnings, with material of keen interest to both emergency managers and weather geeks.
Mitigation Federal Interagency Operational Plan - Core Capabilities, Federal Roles and Responsibilities, National Preparedness Goal and Executive Orders, Agency Directives, Congressional Acts
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 48,740. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government
Threats and hazards present long-term risks to people and their property. Risk is the potential for an unwanted outcome resulting from an incident, event, or occurrence, as determined by its likelihood and the associated consequences.
Emergency Support Function 15: Communication Synchronization during Defense Support of Civil Authorities Operations - Whole-of-Government External and Public Affairs, Lessons from 9/11 and Katrina
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 33,110. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Terrorism
In response to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, there were a number of shortfalls that surfaced in interagency coordination and jurisdictional boundaries such as poor information sharing, confused relationships, unclear understanding of roles and responsibilities and leadership challenges.
The Role of Prepositioned Stocks: Sustaining and Responding to Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Operations - Logistics Efforts in Haiti, Pakistan, and the Philippines
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 36,290. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » History » Military
The majority of the international natural disaster relief operations that the U.S. Government responds to are led by the United States Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. One of the leading issues of the study examines the inter-working relationships and coordination efforts regarding seamless humanitarian logistics from prepositioned sites.
The Prepper Preparedness Guide
Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 33,620. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Outdoor Skills
A complete handbook for doing what you might have thought until now to be impossible. That is being able to actually stay safely in your suburban home and using your backyard to augment your survival in a long term grid down scenario. No you don't need to have a big garden or a big backyard but some permaculture would be nice if you wish to add it and this is covered also.

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