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Investing In Resilience

By providing a framework and toolkit for states, territories and tribal that includes a cost benefit analysis we hope to achieve an increase in the number of state and territory Volunteer Agency Liaisons (VALs) actively dedicated to leveraging voluntary, faith based and/or community based organizations, and the private sector, in disaster response and recovery. 

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Nations Discuss Steps to Improve Response to Disasters - Voice of America

Nations Discuss Steps to Improve Response to Disasters - Voice of America | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
Voice of America Nations Discuss Steps to Improve Response to Disasters Voice of America BANGKOK — The United Nations estimates that countries in Asia account for some 80 percent of the world's disaster events, such as typhoons, earthquakes and...
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Washington Conservation Corps Assisting with Disaster Relief Operations following Washington Landslide and Flooding

Washington Conservation Corps Assisting with Disaster Relief Operations following Washington Landslide and Flooding | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
By Levi Novey, The Corps Network





Following the Oso landslide, Washington Conservation Corps has deployed 7 AmeriCorps crews to assist with a variety of tasks, including logistical and facilities support, as well as mapping. We thank them for representing the Corps Movement and National Service so well under these tragic circumstances.


For more information, photos, and updates, please check their Facebook page.
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National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
It's always the right time to put together a disaster preparedness kit! http://t.co/NBHvoBsQ5K #hiwx #HIprepares
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$60,000: FEMA pays Grand Rapids for volunteer labor in 2013 Flood

$60,000: FEMA pays Grand Rapids for volunteer labor in 2013 Flood | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
The city also is getting reimbursed for 4,105 hours of employee overtime during the April 2013 flood.
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Importance of documenting your volunteer match hours during disaster response. 

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Working Together in Disaster Recovery | Corporation for National and Community Service

Working Together in Disaster Recovery | Corporation for National and Community Service | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
We always believed that once you became a homeowner, you were insulated from homelessness or hunger, unless a health or work catastrophe occurred, but seeing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina changed our view of security in America.
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The New Science of Disaster Prediction

The New Science of Disaster Prediction | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
We are now able to prophesy impending cataclysms with a specificity that would have been inconceivable just several years ago…
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FEMA Corps First Year Shaped by Sandy | Corporation for National and Community Service

FEMA Corps First Year Shaped by Sandy | Corporation for National and Community Service | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
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Tribal Corps Aids Alaska Flood Recovery: Sweat, Service and Spirit in the Last Frontier | FEMA.gov

Tribal Corps Aids Alaska Flood Recovery: Sweat, Service and Spirit in the Last Frontier | FEMA.gov | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
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Walnut Creek's CERT adds communication ability to its disaster preparedness

Walnut Creek's CERT adds communication ability to its disaster preparedness | Disaster Services | Scoop.it

During a disaster, the city's volunteer Community Emergency Response Team could be the real first responders, ...

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Emergency Preparedness: The kit you don't want to have - MassLive.com

Emergency Preparedness: The kit you don't want to have - MassLive.com | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
Emergency Preparedness: The kit you don't want to have
MassLive.com
I sat down to create a preparedness plan with my family and I'll be honest. It was a little intimidating at first.
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Yosemite Wildfire Update: National Guard Launches Unmanned Drone to Monitor the Fire - weather.com Fighting Fire From Above

Yosemite Wildfire Update: National Guard Launches Unmanned Drone to Monitor the Fire - weather.com Fighting Fire From Above | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
A wildfire at Yosemite National Park may burn for at least three more weeks.
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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
Join the National Preparedness Community and learn how to prepare yourself and others for natural and man made disasters.
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We Should Transform Disaster Response Training Into Jobs For Veterans - Task & Purpose

We Should Transform Disaster Response Training Into Jobs For Veterans - Task & Purpose | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
Veterans need more than esprit de corps, more than companionship, more than the strong drive to serve.
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Severe Weather | Ready.gov

Severe Weather | Ready.gov | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
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Severe weather can happen anytime. In May 2013, tornadoes devastated part of central Oklahoma. This outbreak included the deadliest tornado of the year on May 19 in Moore, Oklahoma. At least 70 tornadoes spanned seven Midwestern states in November 2013

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America's PrepareAthon!

America's PrepareAthon! | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.
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FEMA Enlists Designers to Rethink Disaster Relief | Wired Design | Wired.com

FEMA Enlists Designers to Rethink Disaster Relief | Wired Design | Wired.com | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
How Frog, the design consultancy, was tapped to become part of FEMA's Field Innovation Team, a group that brought an unlikely mix of minds into the Hurricane Sandy recovery process.
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Long-term Health Problems After Natural Disasters Strike

Long-term Health Problems After Natural Disasters Strike | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
Health obstacles plague communities long after a natural disaster.
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Spotting the Trends in Disaster Tweets

Spotting the Trends in Disaster Tweets | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
FEMA looks for patterns in social media to improve emergency management.
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Super-Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) | U.S. Agency for International Development

Super-Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) | U.S. Agency for International Development | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
The U.S. Government (USG) is providing $20 million in immediate humanitarian assistance to benefit populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan, including the provision of emergency shelter, food assistance, relief commodities, and water, sanitation, and...
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National Service and the Hurricane Sandy Recovery | Corporation for National and Community Service

National Service and the Hurricane Sandy Recovery | Corporation for National and Community Service | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
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Colorado Flood Map: Natural Disaster Response By Google - Decoded Science

Colorado Flood Map: Natural Disaster Response By Google - Decoded Science | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
Colorado Flood Map: Natural Disaster Response By Google
Decoded Science
For years, Google has been providing up-to-the-minute responses during natural disasters and health crisis situations.
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Heavy Rain, Flood Threat for the Southwest

Heavy Rain, Flood Threat for the Southwest | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Heavy Rain, Flood Threat for the Southwest
The Weather Channel
The adage "too much of a good thing" can certainly be said for the forecast in the Southwest this week.
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Humberto Becomes First Hurricane Of 2013

Humberto Becomes First Hurricane Of 2013 | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
Humberto Becomes First Hurricane Of 2013
Fox News Latino
The first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has arrived, just a few hours short of setting a record for the latest 'first' hurricane during the satellite era.
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In the middle of a natural disaster? These designs will help you survive

In the middle of a natural disaster? These designs will help you survive | Disaster Services | Scoop.it
Access to clean water, shelter, warmth and sanitation is a matter of life of death in the days and weeks after an earthquake, tsunami, flood or tornado.
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