Making it through a natural disaster or emergency scenario is difficult enough to begin with, but, depending on the severity, the aftermath can turn into a nightmare. With powerlines destroyed, city infrastructures in shambles, and businesses shutdown, tasks that were nearly autonomous before might be more difficult than ever imagined. When it comes to survival one
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
As a Sustain reader, you probably come to us for updates, news, and more information we provide on our blog. That being said, we want to shine light on others who have great insight and knowledge when it comes to preparation and disaster. Here are our top 4 preparedness podcasts that are available on iTunes
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
At their core, natural disasters are emotions from the earth, and, similar to human emotions, they can come out of nowhere with little time to prepare or react to them. Over the past century, there have been three disasters that have caused some of the worst damage of our time. Historians and weather experts have
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.