Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery are the 4 phases of emergency management that work to reduce the damage and fallout that occur after an emergency or natural disaster. This is a continuous cycle of strategic planning and action for local, state, and federal governments. The 4 phases help to fulfil emergency management responsibilities in order
Natural disasters have been affecting and reshaping our planet as we know it for hundreds of years. Some of the biggest natural disasters in our history have significantly harmed or wiped out entire civilizations, such as Pompeii. Thankfully, with advancements in technology as well as learning from previous historical events, we now have a better
You’re ready for anything when you prepare with Sustain. In previous blogs, we’ve evaluated the most destructive natural disasters and analyzed which geographic areas are most susceptible to certain disasters. Today we want to discuss how natural disasters can be predicted and what weather experts and analysts are doing to prepare us for the future. Since
It seems there are more natural disasters year over year. In 2018, we saw wildfires burn thousands of acres, hurricanes tear apart communities, and earthquakes change the structure of the earth. Historically, natural disasters have wreaked havoc across the world in isolated events but the increased variance in addition to an ever-changing climate are creating
Wildfires are a regular occurrence year over year, however, fire season is beginning to last longer, burning more acres of land than ever before. The Forest Service estimates that fire season is now 78 days longer than they were back in 1970 and that the US burns twice as many acres as it did three
From tornados to wildfires, we’re breaking down the four main misconceptions people have when they think of common natural disasters. Tornados | Have you heard you’re supposed to seek shelter in a highway overpass or under a bridge during a tornado? Well, don’t. This is probably one of the worst places to be during a tornado.
It’s been a busy year for natural disasters. From record breaking hurricanes in the south to devastating wildfires in the west, 2018 has been unpredictable. This year has proven that being prepared is key to survival when disaster strikes near your home. So, what were the worst disasters of 2018 and how do we prepare
“The SUSTAIN Supply kit is a top-of-the line emergency kit with food, water, lights and tools for two ($199) or four people ($299, both at amazon.com or sustain.com), for 72 hours.” Heather Kretzer, a health consultant for the Florida Department of Health in Panama City, lives near the water. But the most recent call for an