Disaster Preparedness Archive

Building Resilience: Using Rating Systems to Mitigate Disaster Risk

Building Resilience: Using Rating Systems to Mitigate Disaster Risk

Resilience ratings can ensure that natural disasters have a low impact on critical building infrastructure.

 
Reviewing Your Insurance Coverage in Advance of Hurricane Season

Reviewing Your Insurance Coverage in Advance of Hurricane Season

With weather patterns and storm severity growing less predictable, a comprehensive disaster recovery plan—including reliable insurance protection—is a vital risk management task for any business.

 
Emergency Planning for Animals

Emergency Planning for Animals

Citizens and regulators alike increasingly demand that emergency plans take animals into account.

 
Preparing for Disaster: A 12-Step Program for the Practical Policyholder

Preparing for Disaster: A 12-Step Program for the Practical Policyholder

To prepare for disaster, policyholders must learn to think more like insurance companies.

 
Are You Ready for the Hurricane?

Are You Ready for the Hurricane?

With the Atlantic hurricane season approaching, companies can better prepare by using past storm experiences as a guide.

 
Blackouts

Blackouts

Ironically, all the technological advancement in the world is not always enough to keep the lights on.

 
New York’s Plan for Storm Protection

New York’s Plan for Storm Protection

In the wake of Sandy’s destruction, New York is working on ways to build a more resilient city.

 
The Organizational Barriers to Preventing Catastrophes

The Organizational Barriers to Preventing Catastrophes

Similar hurdles prevent most organizations from properly preparing for disasters. But each can be overcome.

 
Emergency Preparedness Drills

Emergency Preparedness Drills

Preparedness drills allow organizations to test disaster plans, train staff, residents and family members, and identify where the plan requires improvement.

 
Building a Prepared Nation

Building a Prepared Nation

Earthquake readiness drills and reforms at the nation’s top weather agency will keep Americans safer.

 
Ten Worst Locations for Storm Surge

Ten Worst Locations for Storm Surge

Ten U.S. areas face grave storm surge risk.

 
United States Ill-Prepared for Quakes, Floods

United States Ill-Prepared for Quakes, Floods

No one is buying disaster insurance.

 
Early Warning Signs of Disasters

Early Warning Signs of Disasters

Exploring the early-warning signs common to all disasters.

 
The Preparedness Imperative

The Preparedness Imperative

Preparedness is rooted in planning for disasters. Here’s how.

 
Happy Birthday FEMA

Happy Birthday FEMA

It has been a chaotic and controversial 32 years for the disaster agency that celebrates its birthday this month.