Houston has a history of major floods, but there was no way anyone could’ve predicted the full impact of Hurricane Harvey’s winds and 19 trillion gallons of rain ove
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When Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria struck communities across the U.S.
On September 20, 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm.
When disaster strikes, emergency management agencies at the federal, state, and local levels are at the
Sometimes the most powerful disaster planning and relief stories are the ones you don’t hear about — the disruptions and damage that do not occur, because of the robust planning and preparations done in anticipation of a major storm event.
More than $300 billion. That’s the cumulative amount spent in 2017 on weather-related disasters in the United States, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Disasters are most often unexpected and urgent, which sometimes conflicts with funders’ desire to perform thorough due diligence and vetting of grant recipients to ensure alignment with strategy and maximum impact.
Sixty-nine million children are away from their parents every day, in daycare centers, schools, and camps or with neighbors, family, or friends. If a disaster strikes, where will those children be taken? Are child-serving institutions prepared? Are they on the radar of local first responders?
The 2017 hurricane season was an historic one for disasters in the United States, also accompanied by wildfires and mass shootings.