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Sample records for agricultural disaster assistance

  1. Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3

    2012-07-31

    09/10/2012 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  2. Agriculture: Natural Events and Disasters

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Natural Events and DiasastersInformation on Natural Events and Disasters. Every year natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and tornadoes, challenge agricultural production.

  3. 7 CFR 250.69 - Disaster food assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Disaster food assistance. 250.69 Section 250.69 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS FOR USE IN THE UNITED...

  4. 7 CFR 250.69 - Disaster food assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Disaster food assistance. 250.69 Section 250.69 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS FOR USE IN THE UNITED...

  5. 7 CFR 250.69 - Disaster food assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Disaster food assistance. 250.69 Section 250.69 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS FOR USE IN THE UNITED...

  6. 7 CFR 250.69 - Disaster food assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Disaster food assistance. 250.69 Section 250.69 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS FOR USE IN THE UNITED...

  7. 7 CFR 250.69 - Disaster food assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Disaster food assistance. 250.69 Section 250.69 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS FOR USE IN THE UNITED...

  8. 20 CFR 625.7 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.7 Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration. DUA shall be payable... unemployment which begin during a Disaster Assistance Period....

  9. 20 CFR 625.7 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.7 Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration. DUA shall be payable... unemployment which begin during a Disaster Assistance Period....

  10. 20 CFR 625.7 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.7 Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration. DUA shall be payable... unemployment which begin during a Disaster Assistance Period....

  11. 20 CFR 625.7 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.7 Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration. DUA shall be payable... unemployment which begin during a Disaster Assistance Period....

  12. 20 CFR 625.7 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.7 Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Duration. DUA shall be payable... unemployment which begin during a Disaster Assistance Period....

  13. 75 FR 14331 - Disaster Assistance Loan Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-25

    ... of employment (MSE) for Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL) assistance. SBA may... the applicant's status as a major source of employment for Military Reserve Economic Injury...

  14. 75 FR 60588 - Immediate Disaster Assistance Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-01

    ...This interim final rule implements the provision in the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the Farm Act) which requires SBA to establish a guaranteed disaster loan program to provide interim loans to businesses affected by a disaster. Under that authority, this rule establishes the Immediate Disaster Assistance Program (IDAP), including the requirements for carrying out the program.......

  15. 78 FR 21015 - Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-09

    ... (CCC) is amending the regulations for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to conform...). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background NAP is operated by FSA for CCC under the authority section 196 of the... Secretary of Agriculture operate NAP to provide coverage equivalent to the catastrophic risk...

  16. 44 CFR 206.141 - Disaster unemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Disaster unemployment assistance. 206.141 Section 206.141 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY... § 206.141 Disaster unemployment assistance. The authority to implement the disaster...

  17. 44 CFR 206.141 - Disaster unemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true Disaster unemployment assistance. 206.141 Section 206.141 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY... § 206.141 Disaster unemployment assistance. The authority to implement the disaster...

  18. 44 CFR 206.141 - Disaster unemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Disaster unemployment assistance. 206.141 Section 206.141 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY... § 206.141 Disaster unemployment assistance. The authority to implement the disaster...

  19. 44 CFR 206.141 - Disaster unemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Disaster unemployment assistance. 206.141 Section 206.141 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY... § 206.141 Disaster unemployment assistance. The authority to implement the disaster...

  20. 44 CFR 206.141 - Disaster unemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Disaster unemployment assistance. 206.141 Section 206.141 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY... § 206.141 Disaster unemployment assistance. The authority to implement the disaster...

  1. 44 CFR 206.11 - Nondiscrimination in disaster assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE General § 206.11... grounds of race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, or economic status. (c) As a condition...

  2. 76 FR 12760 - Comment Request for Information Collection for Report ETA 902, Disaster Unemployment Assistance...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-08

    ..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities (OMB Control No. 1205- 0051): Extension Without Change AGENCY... ETA 902, Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and.... Background The ETA 902 Report, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Activities, is a monthly...

  3. 20 CFR 625.8 - Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Applications for Disaster Unemployment... LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.8 Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. (a... unemployment shall be filed with respect to the individual's applicable State at the times and in the manner...

  4. 20 CFR 625.8 - Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Applications for Disaster Unemployment... LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.8 Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. (a... unemployment shall be filed with respect to the individual's applicable State at the times and in the manner...

  5. 20 CFR 625.8 - Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Applications for Disaster Unemployment... LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.8 Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. (a... unemployment shall be filed with respect to the individual's applicable State at the times and in the manner...

  6. 20 CFR 625.8 - Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Applications for Disaster Unemployment... LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.8 Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. (a... unemployment shall be filed with respect to the individual's applicable State at the times and in the manner...

  7. 20 CFR 625.8 - Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Applications for Disaster Unemployment... LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.8 Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. (a... unemployment shall be filed with respect to the individual's applicable State at the times and in the manner...

  8. Foreign Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Operations Planning

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-05-15

    1-1 1.4.2 Foreign Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Response Models ... DEMAND SIGNAL RESPONSE........................................................................... 7-1 7.2 LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS...and various support for first responders. 1.4.2 Foreign Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Response Models Foreign HA/DR operations have

  9. 77 FR 12157 - Disaster Assistance Loan Program; Maximum Term for Disaster Loans to Small Businesses With Credit...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-29

    ... RIN 3245-AG42 Disaster Assistance Loan Program; Maximum Term for Disaster Loans to Small Businesses... maximum term of an SBA disaster loan to small businesses with credit available elsewhere from three years...-term disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses, and non-profit organizations that have...

  10. 78 FR 48411 - Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-08

    ... in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The information collected is needed from producers to determine eligibility for NAP assistance. DATES: We will consider comments that...: January 31, 2014. Type of Request: Extension with a revision Abstract: NAP is authorized under 7...

  11. Assisting pregnant women to prepare for disaster.

    PubMed

    Ewing, Bonnie; Buchholtz, Susan; Rotanz, Richard

    2008-01-01

    Disasters are natural or man-made life-altering events that require preplanning to save lives. Pregnant women are a particularly vulnerable population in such events, because they have special physical and psychosocial needs. Preparations made for labor and birth might have to be drastically altered in the event of an emergency, especially if a woman is separated from her familiar healthcare providers and facilities. The issue of breastfeeding also must be considered in disaster planning for pregnant women, along with occurrences such as food shortages and outbreak of illnesses caused by overcrowding of displaced persons. Recent events such as hurricane Katrina have demonstrated that maternal/child nurses need to become more aware of disaster planning and help to empower pregnant women with knowledge of how to handle their special needs in times of crisis.

  12. 7 CFR 760.1001 - Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster periods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster..., disaster events, and disaster periods. (a) Except as provided in this subpart, FSA will provide assistance... eligible disaster events in eligible disaster counties provided in paragraph (c) of this section. (b)...

  13. 7 CFR 760.1001 - Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster periods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster..., disaster events, and disaster periods. (a) Except as provided in this subpart, FSA will provide assistance... eligible disaster events in eligible disaster counties provided in paragraph (c) of this section. (b)...

  14. 7 CFR 760.1001 - Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster periods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster..., disaster events, and disaster periods. (a) Except as provided in this subpart, FSA will provide assistance... eligible disaster events in eligible disaster counties provided in paragraph (c) of this section. (b)...

  15. 7 CFR 760.1001 - Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster periods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster..., disaster events, and disaster periods. (a) Except as provided in this subpart, FSA will provide assistance... eligible disaster events in eligible disaster counties provided in paragraph (c) of this section. (b)...

  16. 7 CFR 760.1001 - Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster periods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Eligible counties, disaster events, and disaster..., disaster events, and disaster periods. (a) Except as provided in this subpart, FSA will provide assistance... eligible disaster events in eligible disaster counties provided in paragraph (c) of this section. (b)...

  17. 75 FR 24962 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Disaster Assistance Program...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-06

    ... proposed use: To assist households displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Disaster Housing Assistance... needed to prepare the information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency of...

  18. 25 CFR 20.327 - When can the Bureau provide Disaster Assistance?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false When can the Bureau provide Disaster Assistance? 20.327 Section 20.327 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR HUMAN SERVICES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS Direct Assistance Disaster Assistance § 20.327 When can the...

  19. 20 CFR 625.4 - Eligibility requirements for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Unemployment Assistance. 625.4 Section 625.4 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.4 Eligibility requirements for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. An individual shall be eligible to receive a payment of DUA with respect to a week...

  20. 20 CFR 625.4 - Eligibility requirements for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Unemployment Assistance. 625.4 Section 625.4 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.4 Eligibility requirements for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. An individual shall be eligible to receive a payment of DUA with respect to a week...

  1. 20 CFR 625.4 - Eligibility requirements for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Unemployment Assistance. 625.4 Section 625.4 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.4 Eligibility requirements for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. An individual shall be eligible to receive a payment of DUA with respect to a week...

  2. 20 CFR 625.4 - Eligibility requirements for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Unemployment Assistance. 625.4 Section 625.4 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.4 Eligibility requirements for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. An individual shall be eligible to receive a payment of DUA with respect to a week...

  3. 76 FR 70407 - Report of Acreage, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-14

    ... associated with the report of acreage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). This... Acreage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). OMB Control Number: 0560-0004. Expiration Date: 01/31/2012. Type of Request: Extension. Abstract: NAP provides financial assistance...

  4. Space Agriculture for Recovery of Fukushima from the Nuclear Disaster

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yamashita, Masamichi; Tomita-Yokotani, Kaori; Hasegawa, Katsuya; Kanazawa, Shinjiro; Oshima, Tairo

    2012-07-01

    Space agriculture is an engineering challenge to realize life support functions on distant planetary bodies under their harsh environment. After the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, its land was heavily contaminated by radioactive cesium and other nuclei. We proposed the use of space agriculture to remediate the contaminated land. Since materials circulation in the human dominant system should remove sodium from metabolic waste at processing fertilizer for crop plants, handling of sodium and potassium ions in agro-ecosystem has been one of major research targets of space agriculture. Cesium resembles to potassium as alkaline metal. Knowledge on behavior of sodium/potassium in agro-ecosystem might contribute to Fukushima. Reduction of volume of contaminated biomass made by hyperthermophilic aerobic composting bacterial system is another proposal from space agriculture. Volume and mass of plant bodies should be reduced for safe storage of nuclear wastes. Capacity of the storage facility will be definitely limited against huge amount of contaminated soil, plants and others. For this purpose, incineration of biomass first choice. The process should be under the lowered combustion temperature and with filters to confine radioactive ash to prevent dispersion of radioactive cesium. Biological combustion made by hyperthermophilic aerobic composting bacterial system might offer safe alternative for the volume reduction of plant biomass. Scientific evidence are demanded for Fukushima in order to to judge health risks of the low dose rate exposure and their biological mechanism. Biology and medicine for low dose rate exposure have been intensively studied for space exploration. The criteria of radiation exposure for general public should be remained as 1 mSv/year, because people has no merit at being exposed. However, the criteria of 1,200 mSv for life long, which is set to male astronaut, age of his first flight after age 40, might be informative to people for understanding

  5. 20 CFR 625.17 - Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period. 625.17 Section 625.17 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.17 Announcement of the beginning of a...

  6. 20 CFR 625.17 - Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period. 625.17 Section 625.17 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.17 Announcement of the beginning of a...

  7. 20 CFR 625.17 - Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period. 625.17 Section 625.17 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.17 Announcement of the beginning of a...

  8. 20 CFR 625.17 - Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period. 625.17 Section 625.17 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.17 Announcement of the beginning of a...

  9. 20 CFR 625.17 - Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Announcement of the beginning of a Disaster Assistance Period. 625.17 Section 625.17 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.17 Announcement of the beginning of a...

  10. 75 FR 13777 - Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet DAP9580.107, Child Care Services

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-23

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet DAP9580.107, Child Care... final Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet DAP9580.107, Child Care Services. ] DATES: The fact sheet is...Juana.Richardson@dhs.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fact sheet identifies child care...

  11. The Role of Prepositioned Stocks: Sustaining and Responding to Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-06-12

    THE ROLE OF PREPOSITIONED STOCKS: SUSTAINING AND RESPONDING TO FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF (HADR) OPERATIONS...SUBTITLE The Role of Prepositioned Stocks: Sustaining and Responding to Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Operations...

  12. 12 CFR 760.9 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... whether Federal disaster relief assistance may be available in the event of damage to the building or... availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. 760.9 Section 760.9 Banks and Banking NATIONAL CREDIT UNION... special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. (a) Notice requirement....

  13. 12 CFR 572.9 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... statement whether Federal disaster relief assistance may be available in the event of damage to the building... availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. 572.9 Section 572.9 Banks and Banking OFFICE OF THRIFT... flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. (a) Notice requirement. When...

  14. 12 CFR 22.9 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... disaster relief assistance may be available in the event of damage to the building or mobile home caused by... availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. 22.9 Section 22.9 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE... flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. (a) Notice requirement. When...

  15. 12 CFR 22.9 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... disaster relief assistance may be available in the event of damage to the building or mobile home caused by... availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. 22.9 Section 22.9 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE... flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. (a) Notice requirement. When...

  16. Disasters and development in agricultural input markets: bean seed markets in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch.

    PubMed

    Mainville, Denise Y

    2003-06-01

    The bulk of developing countries' populations and poor depend on agriculture for food and income. While rural economies and people are generally the most severely affected by natural disasters, little is known about how disasters and subsequent relief activities affect agricultural markets with differing levels of development. The article addresses this gap, drawing evidence from bean seed markets in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch. Case studies are used to address hypotheses about a disaster's effects on supply and demand in seed markets, farmers' responses and the performance of relief interventions in markets showing differing levels of development. The results show the importance of tailoring relief interventions to the markets that they will affect and to the specific effects of a disaster; the potential to use local and emerging seed distribution channels in a relief intervention; and opportunities for relief activities to strengthen community seed systems.

  17. The Development of an Evacuation Protocol for Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices During a Disaster.

    PubMed

    Davis, Katherine J; Suyama, Joseph; Lingler, Jennifer; Beach, Michael

    2017-03-16

    Introduction Health care providers are on the forefront of delivering care and allocating resources during a disaster; however, very few are adequately trained to respond in these situations. Furthermore, there is a void in the literature regarding the specific care needs of patients with ventricular assist devices (VADs) in a disaster setting. This project aimed to develop an evidenced-based protocol to aid health care providers during the evacuation of patients with VADs during a disaster.

  18. 44 CFR 206.181 - Use of gifts and bequests for disaster assistance purposes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... interest, and this assistance program will cease when the fund is used up. (2) A disaster victim normally..., based on the Regional Administrator 's recommendation. (3) The fund may not be used in a way that...

  19. The Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) - Past and Future

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ewert, J. W.; Pallister, J. S.

    2010-12-01

    For 24 years the U.S. Geological Survey and USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance have supported a small team of scientists and the monitoring equipment required to respond to volcanic crises at short notice anywhere in the world. This VDAP team was founded following the 1985 tragedy at Nevado del Ruiz, where 23,000 perished following an eruption-triggered lahar that swept through the town of Armero, Colombia. Through its first two decades, VDAP has deployed teams and equipment to assist host-country counterparts in responding to volcanic eruptions and unrest at numerous volcanoes in Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Western Pacific and Africa and the Middle East. VDAP and the larger USGS Volcano Hazards Program (VHP) have a synergistic relationship. VDAP contributes to domestic eruption responses (e.g., Anatahan, Commonwealth of the Marianas Islands (2003-05), Mount St. Helens (2004) and several Alaskan eruptions). In turn, when VDAP lacks sufficient capability, the larger USGS Volcano Hazards Program provides a “backstop” of staff and expertise to support its international work. Between crises, VDAP conducts capacity-building projects, including construction of volcano-monitoring networks and education programs in monitoring, hazard assessment and eruption forecasting. Major capacity-building projects have focused on Central and South America (1998-present), Papua New Guinea (1998-2000) and Indonesia (2004-present). In all cases, VDAP scientists work in the background, providing support to counterpart agencies and representing the U.S. Government as scientist-diplomats. All VDAP monitoring equipment (whether used in crisis response or in capacity building) is donated to counterpart agencies as a form of U.S. foreign aid. Over the years, VDAP has helped build and sustain volcano observatories and monitoring programs in more than a dozen countries. As observatories, monitoring networks, and the science of volcanology and forecasting have

  20. 76 FR 22118 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Disaster Assistance Program...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-20

    ... the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The... Development (HUD) is conducting an important national study of Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP... market rate or assisted housing and track their housing, employment, and financial outcomes over...

  1. 44 CFR 206.181 - Use of gifts and bequests for disaster assistance purposes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... conditions described below. (b) Purposes for awarding funds. Money from the Cora Brown Fund may only be used... assistance, then money from the Cora Brown Fund will not be available to the applicant for the same purpose...) Disaster-related home repair and rebuilding assistance to families for permanent housing...

  2. 75 FR 25832 - Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-10

    ... Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The information collected is needed for producers to determine eligibility to obtain NAP assistance. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by July 9, 2010... of Request: Extension with no revision. Abstract: The NAP is authorized under 7 U.S.C. Section...

  3. Assistive Technology and Older Adults in Disasters: Implications for Emergency Management.

    PubMed

    McSweeney-Feld, Mary Helen

    2017-02-01

    This article identifies concepts, trends, and policy gaps in the availability and service delivery of assistive technology utilized by older adults in disasters, as well as implications for emergency management planning and shelter administration. Definitions of types of assistive technology, as well as views of older adults using technology as at-risk individuals for emergency management service provision, are provided. An overview of peer-reviewed articles and gray literature is conducted, focusing on publications from 2001 to the present in the United States. Analytical frameworks used by emergency management organizations as well as regulations such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and recent court decisions on emergency shelter accessibility in disasters are reviewed. Research on the use of assistive technology by older adults during disasters is a neglected issue. The current and potential benefits of defining standards for provision and use of assistive technology for older adults during disasters has received limited recognition in emergency management planning. Older adults with disabilities utilize assistive technology to maintain their independence and dignity, and communities as well as emergency services managers need to become more aware of the needs and preferences of these older adults in their planning processes and drills as well as in service delivery during actual events. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2017;11:135-139).

  4. FY2010 Supplemental for Wars, Disaster Assistance, Haiti Relief, and Other Programs

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-07-23

    and Other Programs Amy Belasco, Coordinator Specialist in U.S. Defense Policy and Budget Daniel H. Else Specialist in National Defense Bruce R...79 Written by Daniel H. Else, Specialist in National Defense, and Amy Belasco, Specialist in U.S. Defense Policy and Budget, Foreign...humanitarian relief and foreign disaster assistance operations be funded through the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Account. 122 Lisa Daniel

  5. Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Estimates Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster Assistance, and Civic Aid

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-02-01

    109,731 2,300 -4,369 107,662 * The FY 2010/2011 Actual column includes obligations for the Haiti Earthquake and Pakistan Flooding Disaster Relief...of severe natural and man-made disasters such as the Pacific Tsunami (2005), Pakistan Earthquake (2006), Burma Cyclone (2007), Georgia conflict (2008... Haiti Earthquake (2010), and Pakistan Flooding (2010) the U.S. military has and will continue to be called upon to provide aid and assistance

  6. Comparison between Two Methods for agricultural drought disaster risk in southwestern China

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    han, lanying; zhang, qiang

    2016-04-01

    The drought is a natural disaster, which lead huge loss to agricultural yield in the world. The drought risk has become increasingly prominent because of the climatic warming during the past century, and which is also one of the main meteorological disasters and serious problem in southwestern China, where drought risk exceeds the national average. Climate change is likely to exacerbate the problem, thereby endangering Chinaʹs food security. In this paper, drought disaster in the southwestern China (where there are serious drought risk and the comprehensive loss accounted for 3.9% of national drought area) were selected to show the drought change under climate change, and two methods were used to assess the drought disaster risk, drought risk assessment model and comprehensive drought risk index. Firstly, we used the analytic hierarchy process and meteorological, geographic, soil, and remote-sensing data to develop a drought risk assessment model (defined using a comprehensive drought disaster risk index, R) based on the drought hazard, environmental vulnerability, sensitivity and exposure of the values at risk, and capacity to prevent or mitigate the problem. Second, we built the comprehensive drought risk index (defined using a comprehensive drought disaster loss, L) based on statistical drought disaster data, including crop yields, drought-induced areas, drought-occurred areas, no harvest areas caused by drought and planting areas. Using the model, we assessed the drought risk. The results showed that spatial distribution of two drought disaster risks were coherent, and revealed complex zonality in southwestern China. The results also showed the drought risk is becoming more and more serious and frequent in the country under the global climatic warming background. The eastern part of the study area had an extremely high risk, and risk was generally greater in the north than in the south, and increased from southwest to northeast. The drought disaster risk or

  7. Becoming Resilient: Disaster Planning and Recovery: NREL Experts Assist Before and After a Disaster (Fact Sheet)

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    Hotchkiss, E.

    2014-08-01

    This fact sheet provides information on how private industry; federal, state, and local governments; non-profit organizations; and communities can utilize NREL's expertise, tools, and innovations to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy into the planning, recovery, and rebuilding stages of disaster.

  8. Core Competencies in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance: A Systematic Review.

    PubMed

    Ripoll Gallardo, Alba; Djalali, Ahmadreza; Foletti, Marco; Ragazzoni, Luca; Della Corte, Francesco; Lupescu, Olivera; Arculeo, Chris; von Arnim, Gotz; Friedl, Tom; Ashkenazi, Michael; Fisher, Philipp; Hreckovski, Boris; Khorram-Manesh, Amir; Komadina, Radko; Lechner, Konstanze; Stal, Marc; Patru, Cristina; Burkle, Frederick M; Ingrassia, Pier Luigi

    2015-08-01

    Disaster response demands a large workforce covering diverse professional sectors. Throughout this article, we illustrate the results of a systematic review of peer-reviewed studies to identify existing competency sets for disaster management and humanitarian assistance that would serve as guidance for the development of a common disaster curriculum. A systematic review of English-language articles was performed on PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, ERIC, and Cochrane Library. Studies were included if reporting competency domains, abilities, knowledge, skills, or attitudes for professionals involved disaster relief or humanitarian assistance. Exclusion criteria included abstracts, citations, case studies, and studies not dealing with disasters or humanitarian assistance. Thirty-eight papers were analyzed. Target audience was defined in all articles. Five references (13%) reported cross-sectorial competencies. Most of the articles (81.6%) were specific to health care. Eighteen (47%) papers included competencies for at least 2 different disciplines and 18 (47%) for different professional groups. Nursing was the most widely represented cadre. Eighteen papers (47%) defined competency domains and 36 (94%) reported list of competencies. Nineteen articles (50%) adopted consensus-building to define competencies, and 12 (31%) included competencies adapted to different professional responsibility levels. This systematic review revealed that the largest number of papers were mainly focused on the health care sector and presented a lack of agreement on the terminology used for competency-based definition.

  9. Emotional Intelligence in Library Disaster Response Assistance Teams: Which Competencies Emerged?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilkinson, Frances C.

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the relationship between emotional intelligence competencies and the personal attributes of library disaster response assistance team (DRAT) members. Using appreciative inquiry protocol to conduct interviews at two academic libraries, the study presents findings from emergent thematic coding of interview…

  10. The Impacts of Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Operations on the Mental Health of Marines

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-12-01

    Marines relative to female Marines and for enlisted Marines relative to officers. 14. SUBJECT TERMS humanitarian assistance, disaster relief...the elevated risks following OEF/OIF deployments are larger for male Marines relative to female Marines and for enlisted Marines relative to...Effect of deployments on mental health outcomes ....................................35  Table 7.  Interaction model between female indicator and

  11. 78 FR 32364 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act; Disaster Assistance Programs...

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    2013-05-30

    ... Management Act (MSA) and the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act (IFA), NMFS (on behalf of the Secretary of... disaster assistance provisions of the MSA and the IFA through rulemaking and, thereby, ensure consistency... provisions of section 312(a) and 315 of the MSA and sections 308(b) and 308(d) of the IFA. Authority: 16...

  12. Disaster Medical Assistance Teams After Earthquakes in Iran: Propose a Localized Model

    PubMed Central

    Abbasi, Mohsen; Salehnia, M Hossein

    2013-01-01

    Background In the past 10 years, 13 fatal earthquakes have occurred in Iran and led to death of 30,000 people whom most of them were killed in the earlier hours of the disaster. Disaster Medical Assistance Teams are groups of trained medical and non-medical personnel with various combinations that on the optimal conditions are deployed just within 8 hours of notification and are able to work self-sufficiently for at least 72 hours without any outside help and can treat up to 250 patients per day. Currently there are no such rapid-response teams in case of unexpected events in Iran, which causes the responses to such disasters, not to be organized or practiced. For instance, there were many rescue forces in 2003 Bam earthquake but not enough skilled ones to cope with; consequently they themselves became a problem in crisis management instead of solving the problem. Objectives In this study, we have investigated which of the following is more efficient: changing the size and combination of the team depending on the type of disaster and environmental conditions or, determine a fixed combination team. Materials and Methods Totally, several reasons for dynamic combination and size of the teams are presented. later, earthquake disaster is divided into 3 phases in terms of time including the acute phase (1st to 4th day after disaster), the sub-acute phase (5th to 14thday) and the recovery phase (after the 14th day), and finally the appropriate team combinations in every phases are offered. Results Regarding to introduction and considering the existing statistics in different legal Iranian resources and by division of the earthquake disaster to three phases including acute phase (1st to the 4th day after disaster), sub-acute phase (5th to 14th day) and recovery phase (after the 14th day) Conclusions The countries pioneer in disaster medical assistance teams, now are inclined to deploy different teams consistent with each kind of disasters or with other effective components

  13. Roles of National and Local Governments and the Dietetic Association in Nutrition Assistance Response to Natural Disasters: Systems and Experiences in Japan and the USA.

    PubMed

    Sudo, Noriko

    2015-01-01

    In the first half of this symposium, the disaster response system in Japan will be introduced. The ultimate aim of nutrition assistance is to keep people in disaster areas healthy. This is a task for the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the health departments of prefectural governments. Our first speaker, Dr. Yasuhiro Kanatani, National Institute of Public Health, will briefly overview the disaster response system in Japan and its related laws. He will also mention how the Ministry responded to the Great East Japan Earthquake. In the second presentation, I will play one chapter of DVD that we released in last September. In that chapter, Ms. Makiko Sawaguchi, a registered dietitian working for a public health center in the area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, talks about her experience in supporting disaster victims. As an employee of Iwate Prefectural Government, she helped affected municipal governments and coordinated outside support. One type of outside support was registered dietitians dispatched by the Japan Dietetic Association (JDA). Dr. Nobuyo Tsuboyama-Kasaoka will report what those dietitians did in the affected areas. She will also explain the aim and training of the JDA-Disaster Assistance Team. Provision of food is essential in nutrition assistance. This is a task for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Our fourth speaker, Mr. Kunihiro Doi, analyzed the government procurement data and will discuss the limitations of government emergency food supplies and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake. As for the systems and experiences in the US, we invited Ms. Toni Abernathy from the Office of Emergency Management, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), United States Department of Agriculture.

  14. Transport and use of point-of-care ultrasound by a disaster medical assistance team.

    PubMed

    Mazur, Stefan M; Rippey, James

    2009-01-01

    The role of ultrasound in disaster medicine has not been not well established. This report describes the transport and use of point-of-care ultrasound by a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) responding to a mass-casualty incident due to a cyclone. Ultrasound-competent physicians on the team were able to use portable ultrasound on cyclone casualties to exclude intra-abdominal hemorrhage, pericardial fluid, pneumothoraces, and hemothoraces. Information obtained using ultrasound made initial patient management, and subsequent decisions regarding triage for transport safer and based on more detailed clinical information.

  15. Enriching the Description of Learning Resources on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Agricultural Domain: An Ontological Approach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zschocke, Thomas; Villagrán de León, Juan Carlos; Beniest, Jan

    The collection, compilation and dissemination of relevant information and knowledge about the risk of natural disasters is a critical element in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 for disaster risk reduction. Knowledge, innovation and education are needed not only to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels, but also to mainstream disaster risk reduction especially in weather and climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture. Describing learning resources about these topics with semantic metadata enhances their availability and further facilitates the search and retrieval process by using richer annotations based on ontologies. This paper reports about ongoing work concerning the creation of a domain ontology based on AGROVOC as well as the UN/ISDR and related terminology on disaster risk reduction for the description of associated learning resources in the agricultural domain.

  16. 76 FR 61070 - Disaster Assistance; Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

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    2011-10-03

    ... authorities of other Federal agencies. It proposed to include vegetation management programs for wildfire... Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Wildfire and Erosion Under the NPRM, vegetation management related to wildfire and erosion hazard mitigation measures would be eligible for...

  17. 44 CFR 206.346 - Applicability to disaster assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) Emergency restoration of essential community services such as electricity, water or sewer; (4) Provision of... of utilities, provision of heat in the season requiring heat, or provision of minimal cooking... Administrator may approve assistance for the repair, reconstruction, or replacement but not the expansion of...

  18. 44 CFR 206.346 - Applicability to disaster assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...) Emergency restoration of essential community services such as electricity, water or sewer; (4) Provision of... of utilities, provision of heat in the season requiring heat, or provision of minimal cooking... Administrator may approve assistance for the repair, reconstruction, or replacement but not the expansion of...

  19. 44 CFR 206.346 - Applicability to disaster assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...) Emergency restoration of essential community services such as electricity, water or sewer; (4) Provision of... of utilities, provision of heat in the season requiring heat, or provision of minimal cooking... Administrator may approve assistance for the repair, reconstruction, or replacement but not the expansion of...

  20. 44 CFR 206.346 - Applicability to disaster assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...) Emergency restoration of essential community services such as electricity, water or sewer; (4) Provision of... of utilities, provision of heat in the season requiring heat, or provision of minimal cooking... Administrator may approve assistance for the repair, reconstruction, or replacement but not the expansion of...

  1. Requests for Federal Disaster Assistance Need Better Evaluation.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-12-07

    the Love Canal chemical contamination and the Cuban refugee l/"Federal Snow Removal Reimbursement Policy: Improvements Needed" (CED-79-97, Aug. 2...been provided for man-made events, such as the Love Canal chemical contamination and the Cuban refugee influx in Florida. Such assistance has stirred...Cuban refugee influx into Florida and the chemical contamination of Love Canal in New York. This provoked congressional concern that the act was

  2. 78 FR 14740 - Disaster Assistance; Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program-Deadline Extensions and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-07

    ...; Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program--Deadline Extensions and Administrative Corrections... its Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) program regulations to lengthen the potential extension...: I. Background The Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program is authorized by section 420...

  3. Heat pump assisted drying of agricultural produce-an overview.

    PubMed

    Patel, Krishna Kumar; Kar, Abhijit

    2012-04-01

    This review paper included the recent progress made in heat pump assisted drying, its principle, mechanism and efficiency, type and its application for drying of agricultural produce. Heat pump assisted drying provides a controllable drying environment (temperature and humidity) for better products quality at low energy consumption. It has remarkable future prospects and revolutionaries ability. The heat pump system consists of an expansion valve, two heat exchangers (evaporator and condenser), and a compressor, which are connected by using copper tubes. In this paper we also provided a review discussion on different type of heat pump assisted drying system ready for remarkable and commercial use in different type of food industries. Here we also have given some major advantage and disadvantage of heat pump assisted drying.

  4. Operational Use of the US Army Reserve in Foreign Disaster Relief to Support the United States Government’s Strategic Use of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-05-21

    FDR). Global climate change , urbanization, growing natural resources scarcity, and other factors will increase the need for humanitarian assistance......additional military support to the United States Government’s agencies in Foreign Disaster Relief (FDR). Global climate change , urbanization, growing

  5. 78 FR 5164 - Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

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    2013-01-24

    ... Agricultural Marketing Service Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share... Applications From State Departments of Agriculture for the Agricultural Management Assistance Organic...) for the allocation of organic certification cost-share funds. The AMS has allocated $1.425 million...

  6. 76 FR 55000 - Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

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    2011-09-06

    ... Agricultural Marketing Service Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share... Applications from State Departments of Agriculture for the Agricultural Management Assistance Organic...) for the allocation of organic certification cost-share funds. The AMS has allocated $1.5 million...

  7. Building Capacity to Use Earth Observations in Decision Making for Climate, Health, Agriculture and Natural Disasters

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Robertson, A. W.; Ceccato, P.

    2015-12-01

    In order to fill the gaps existing in climate and public health, agriculture, natural disasters knowledge and practices, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) has developed a Curriculum for Best Practices in Climate Information. This Curriculum builds on the experience of 10 years courses on 'Climate Information' and captures lessons and experiences from different tailored trainings that have been implemented in many countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In this presentation, we will provide examples of training activities we have developed to bring remote sensing products to monitor climatic and environmental information into decision processes that benefited users such as the World Health Organization, Ministries of Health, Ministries of Agriculture, Universities, Research Centers such as CIFOR and FIOCRUZ. The framework developed by IRI to provide capacity building is based on the IDEAS framework: Innovation (research) Around climate impacts, evaluation of interventions, and the value of climate information in reducing risks and maximizing opportunities Demonstration E.g. in-country GFCS projects in Tanzania and Malawi - or El Nino work in Ethiopia Education Academic and professional training efforts Advocacy This might focus on communication of variability and change? We are WHO collaborating center so are engaged through RBM/Global Malaria Programme Service ENACTS and Data library key to this. Country data better quality than NASA as incorporates all relevant station data and NASA products. This presentation will demonstrate how the IDEAS framework has been implemented and lessons learned.

  8. The USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance: Using Disaster Risk Reduction Programs to Increase Community Resiliency to Geologic Hazards and Promote Sustained Development

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mayberry, G. C.

    2009-12-01

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) supports several geologic-hazard related projects that help reduce the impact of geologic disasters by utilizing advances in science to monitor hazards and mitigate their effects. OFDA’s main responsibility is to rapidly respond to disasters, but OFDA also supports disaster risk reduction activities that aim to ultimately decrease the need for external responders and help to sustain development efforts by lessening the impact of potential disasters and strengthening at-risk community’s resiliency. One of OFDA’s success stories in geologic hazard risk reduction is the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP). Following the deadly 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia that killed about 25,000 people, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and OFDA formed the VDAP team to provide technical assistance worldwide when potentially dangerous volcanoes show signs of unrest. VDAP also provides technical assistance for capacity-building projects at foreign observatories in order to strengthen their volcano monitoring networks and better prepare them for future activity. VDAP has deployed to 24 major crises in the past 23 years and helped to build infrastructure in 12 countries. They have helped their local counterparts save tens of thousands of lives, and hundreds of millions of dollars in property. Several factors contribute to VDAP’s success: sustained technical assistance allows VDAP to build upon previous efforts, working in the background with counterparts promotes independence, and addressing response and capacity-building needs leads to sustained development among counterpart agencies. Some of the lessons learned from VDAP will be parlayed into the newly formed OFDA-USGS Earthquake Disaster Assistance Team (EDAT), which will provide technical assistance to scientists shortly after large earthquakes occur in foreign countries so that they can

  9. Disaster anxiety and self-assistance behaviours among persons with cervical cord injury in Japan: a qualitative study

    PubMed Central

    Takahashi, Kyo; Kitamura, Yayoi

    2016-01-01

    Objectives Persons with disabilities, especially those with a severe disability, have a vague anxiety about future disasters; however, the measures of self-assistance for disaster preparedness have not been standardised. The present study aimed to describe disaster-related anxiety and behaviours related to disaster preparedness among persons who have cervical cord injury in Japan. Design Qualitative study. Setting Tokyo Metropolitan area, Japan. Participants 16 persons with cervical cord injury participated. Inclusion criteria were being 20 years old and older, being diagnosed with cervical cord injury, being able to communicate verbally, having an interest in disaster preparedness, and belonging to a self-help group of persons with cervical cord injury in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. Results Participants usually had ‘anxiety about health management’ and it became more serious once they thought about a disaster. We identified three themes in relation to their anxiety: ‘storing needed items,’ ‘staying in a safe place’ and ‘having reliable caregivers.’ We also identified three other themes that were the reasons behind these themes: ‘travel experiences,’ ‘experiences of failure’ and ‘information from peers.’ Conclusions To buffer the anxiety about health management in a disaster, it would be important for persons with cervical cord injury to store needed items, stay in a safe place and have reliable caregivers. Various daily experiences, including experiences of failure, would encourage such behaviours. PMID:27091817

  10. The Volcano Disaster Assistance Program: Working with International Partners to Reduce the Risk from Volcanic Eruptions Worldwide

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mayberry, G. C.; Pallister, J. S.

    2015-12-01

    The Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) is a joint effort between USGS and the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). OFDA leads and coordinates disaster responses overseas for the U.S. government and is a unique stakeholder concerned with volcano disaster risk reduction as an international humanitarian assistance donor. One year after the tragic eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in 1985, OFDA began funding USGS to implement VDAP. VDAP's mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and limit the economic impact from foreign volcano crises, thereby preventing such crises from becoming disasters. VDAP fulfills this mission and complements OFDA's humanitarian assistance by providing crisis response, capacity-building, technical training, and hazard assessments to developing countries before, during, and after eruptions. During the past 30 years, VDAP has responded to more than 27 major volcanic crises, built capacity in 12+ countries, and helped counterparts save tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars in property. VDAP responses have evolved as host-country capabilities have grown, but the pace of work has not diminished; as a result of VDAP's work at 27 volcanoes in fiscal year 2014, more than 1.3 million people who could have been impacted by volcanic activity benefitted from VDAP assistance, 11 geological policies were modified, 188 scientists were trained, and several successful eruption forecasts were made. VDAP is developing new initiatives to help counterparts monitor volcanoes and communicate volcanic risk. These include developing the Eruption Forecasting Information System (EFIS) to learn from compiled crisis data from 30 years of VDAP responses, creating event trees to forecast eruptions at restless volcanoes, and exploring the use of unmanned aerial systems for monitoring. The use of these new methods, along with traditional VDAP assistance, has improved VDAP

  11. 75 FR 54591 - Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program

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    2010-09-08

    ... Agricultural Marketing Service Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share... Applications for the Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. SUMMARY: This... Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds. The AMS has allocated $1.495 million for this...

  12. 12 CFR 614.4955 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Notice of special flood hazards and... ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS Flood Insurance Requirements § 614.4955 Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. (a) Notice requirement....

  13. 12 CFR 760.9 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Notice of special flood hazards and... ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS LOANS IN AREAS HAVING SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARDS § 760.9 Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. (a) Notice requirement....

  14. 12 CFR 339.9 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Notice of special flood hazards and... INSURANCE CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY LOANS IN AREAS HAVING SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARDS § 339.9 Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance....

  15. 12 CFR 614.4955 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Notice of special flood hazards and... ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS Flood Insurance Requirements § 614.4955 Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. (a) Notice requirement....

  16. 12 CFR 614.4955 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Notice of special flood hazards and... ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS Flood Insurance Requirements § 614.4955 Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance. (a) Notice requirement....

  17. 12 CFR 339.9 - Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Notice of special flood hazards and... INSURANCE CORPORATION REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY LOANS IN AREAS HAVING SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARDS § 339.9 Notice of special flood hazards and availability of Federal disaster relief assistance....

  18. 25 CFR 163.83 - Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture. 163.83 Section 163.83 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS Program Assessment § 163.83 Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture....

  19. 25 CFR 163.83 - Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture. 163.83 Section 163.83 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS Program Assessment § 163.83 Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture....

  20. 25 CFR 163.83 - Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture. 163.83 Section 163.83 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS Program Assessment § 163.83 Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture....

  1. 25 CFR 163.83 - Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture. 163.83 Section 163.83 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS Program Assessment § 163.83 Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture....

  2. 25 CFR 163.83 - Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture. 163.83 Section 163.83 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER GENERAL FORESTRY REGULATIONS Program Assessment § 163.83 Assistance from the Secretary of Agriculture....

  3. 78 FR 52131 - Notice of Funds Availability: Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share...

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    2013-08-22

    ... Agricultural Marketing Service Notice of Funds Availability: Agricultural Management Assistance Organic... Assistance Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. SUMMARY: This Notice invites the following 16 eligible...) for organic certification cost- share funds. A total of $1,352,850 is available to the 16...

  4. The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA): An Assessment of Roles and Missions

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-01-01

    Regional Medical Com- mand at Tripler, PACOM, and the University of Hawaii. The CDC provided a full- time program manager and research physician and a...to manage inherently gov- ernmental tasks), and organization and oversight to cover a broader range of activities have, at times , threatened the...course. 22 The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance The classroom HART course takes place approximately 12 times

  5. A Group Interview Regarding Disaster Preparedness for Food Assistance in a University that Offers a Training Course for Registered Dietitians

    PubMed Central

    Ito, Seira; Sudo, Noriko; Fujiwara, Yoko

    2014-01-01

    Mass care feeding for disaster evacuees is an important component of public health preparedness. If universities that offer a training course for registered dietitians could provide food assistance to the evacuated people in their campus, it could contribute to maintain their health. Many universities are expected to become a base of support activities for people affected by disaster. This study aimed to reveal disaster preparedness in a university that offers a training course for registered dietitians, from the aspect of provision of mass care feeding. As Japan has 124 universities that offer such training courses, this case study could serve as a useful reference for them and contribute to the improvement of health of the affected people. A group interview was conducted in University A in 2012. The participants included two faculty members in the course, a vice president, a staff member, and a faculty member in charge of disaster preparedness and response. Stockpiled foods were limited to dry bread and pre-processed rice. No alternative heat sources were stored. It was concluded that to provide nutrients other than carbohydrate, hot meals should be served for the evacuees. Additionally, it would be difficult to provide meal service when the essential utilities such as gas and electricity are disrupted. PMID:25114569

  6. An Evaluation of Farm Management and Agricultural Marketing Microcomputer-Assisted Instruction in Training Vocational Agriculture Instructors.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trede, Larry D.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    A study found that there is a significant difference in student achievement when teaching farm management and agricultural marketing concepts and problem solving with microcomputer-assisted instruction as compared to the lecture-discussion teaching method; and that there is little difference in achievement when comparing teachers' knowledge and…

  7. Development of a mutual-assistance capability training program to safeguard the health of local residents in evacuation shelters after a disaster.

    PubMed

    Takeda, Michiko; Tada, Toshiko

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to create and evaluate a program to enhance the mutual-assistance capability of community members to safeguard their health during time spent in evacuation shelters after a disaster. In previous research, "Supporting people in need of assistance after a disaster, " the participants' awareness of the need for mutual assistance was low and their relevant knowledge and skills were insufficient. Accordingly, this became a priority in the developed program. Twenty-eight people at six different facilities participated in the program. We collected data using a questionnaire survey and group interview with the participants. After conducting the program, the participants' mean scores of mutual-assistance capability were higher than the mean pre-study scores for 25 out of 26 items. The results of group interview implied that the participants acquired [Realization of issues], and not only shared a [Sense of crisis among participants] but also felt a [Sense of responsibility for mutual assistance in the community]. We considered that our mutual-assistance training program at the time of a disaster is effective for developing mutual assistance for safeguarding health where local residents are unprepared to support those in evacuation shelters requiring assistance after a disaster.

  8. 44 CFR 206.392 - Request for assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE Fire Suppression Assistance § 206.392 Request for assistance. When a Governor determines that fire suppression assistance...

  9. Cost Analysis of U.S. Navy Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Missions

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-01

    Commander, made the decision to head toward the area where a tsunami had struck just the day before. I had heard vague descriptions of the disaster, but...could touch a raw nerve with the proud and suspicious Indonesian military.” Finally, on 10 January 2005, a U.S. Navy LCAC—air-cushion landing craft

  10. Multicriteria Cost Assessment and Logistics Modeling for Military Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Aerial Delivery Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-03-01

    of Defense (DOD) may be called to respond to global disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, flood, volcanic eruption , epidemic, fire, etc.) to...Model Implementation and Solutions 25 4.4 Sensitivity Analyses 31 5. Concluding Remarks 38 6. References 40 Appendix A. Screenshots of MCDA Framework 43...33 Fig. 8 Supply chain network design bi-criteria solution sets from

  11. 20 CFR 625.4 - Eligibility requirements for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... is in effect with respect to that week; (c) The individual is an unemployed worker or an unemployed... refused without good cause to resume or commence suitable self-employment, if the employment or self... cause that occurred prior to the individual's unemployment due to the disaster, or for any other...

  12. Analysis of the Navy’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Program Performance

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-01

    2013). Lessons from Department of Defense disaster relief efforts in the Asia -Pacific Region. Santa Monica, CA: Rand. Retrieved from http... RELIEF PROGRAM PERFORMANCE December 2014 By: Timothy J. Winn Advisors: E. Cory Yoder, Deborah Gibbons Approved for public... RELIEF PROGRAM PERFORMANCE 5. FUNDING NUMBERS 6. AUTHOR(S) Timothy J. Winn 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Naval Postgraduate

  13. 76 FR 27138 - Tennessee Disaster # TN-00052

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    2011-05-10

    ... adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Bradley, Greene, Hamilton, Washington. The Interest... 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. BILLING CODE 8025-01-P...

  14. Vision-based control in driving assistance of agricultural vehicles

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    Khadraoui, D.; Martinet, P.; Bonton, P.; Gallice, J.; Debain, C.; Rouveure, R.

    1998-10-01

    This article presents a real-time control system for an agricultural mobile machine (vehicle) based on an on-board vision system using a single camera. This system has been designed to help humans in repetitive and difficult tasks in the agricultural domain. The aim of the robotics application concerns the control of the vehicle with regard to the reap limit detected in image space. The perception aspect in relation to the application has been described in previous work, and here the authors deal with the control aspect. They integrate image features issues from the modeling of the scene in the control loop to perform an image-based servoing technique. The vehicle behavior described here concerns bicycle and neural models, and three control laws are then synthesized. The first and the second are modeling approaches and use an interaction between the scene and the image space. They are based on the regulation of a task function. The third is a black-box modeling technique, and is based on a neural network. Finally, experimental results obtained with these different control laws in different conditions are presented and discussed.

  15. 45 CFR 2524.50 - What are the guidelines for assistance with disaster relief?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...) CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AMERICORPS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER SPECIAL GRANTS § 2524... are intended to provide emergency assistance not otherwise available to enable national and community... 45 Public Welfare 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What are the guidelines for assistance...

  16. 45 CFR 2524.50 - What are the guidelines for assistance with disaster relief?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AMERICORPS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER SPECIAL GRANTS § 2524... are intended to provide emergency assistance not otherwise available to enable national and community... 45 Public Welfare 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What are the guidelines for assistance...

  17. 45 CFR 2524.50 - What are the guidelines for assistance with disaster relief?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...) CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AMERICORPS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER SPECIAL GRANTS § 2524... are intended to provide emergency assistance not otherwise available to enable national and community... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false What are the guidelines for assistance...

  18. 45 CFR 2524.50 - What are the guidelines for assistance with disaster relief?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...) CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AMERICORPS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER SPECIAL GRANTS § 2524... are intended to provide emergency assistance not otherwise available to enable national and community... 45 Public Welfare 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What are the guidelines for assistance...

  19. 45 CFR 2524.50 - What are the guidelines for assistance with disaster relief?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...) CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AMERICORPS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER SPECIAL GRANTS § 2524... are intended to provide emergency assistance not otherwise available to enable national and community... 45 Public Welfare 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What are the guidelines for assistance...

  20. 25 CFR 20.210 - Can eligibility criteria or payments for Burial Assistance, Child Assistance, and Disaster...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2012-04-01 2011-04-01 true Can eligibility criteria or payments for Burial Assistance... SERVICES PROGRAMS Welfare Reform § 20.210 Can eligibility criteria or payments for Burial Assistance, Child..., the Bureau nor a tribe may change eligibility criteria or levels of payment for Burial...

  1. Optimizing Transportation of Disaster Relief Material to Support U.S. Pacific Command Foreign Humanitarian Assistance Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-03-01

    even volcanic eruptions . 7 Figure 4. USPACOM Foreign Disaster Response, 2008 – 2011 (From USPACOM 2012) D. DISASTER CLASSIFICATION According...disasters include earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions .  Biological disasters include epidemics and insect infestations. Manmade, or...thesis, and we analyze two scenarios in Chapter III, highlighting the speed of the solution , the quality of the solution , and alternate courses of

  2. Preparing Air Force Mobility Experts for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2001-10-01

    DIRMOBFOR for JTF- AGUILA , the US military support for Latin American victims of Hurricane Mitch, the USAF JTF commander for JTF-AVID RESPONSE...times at Skopje, Macedonia, Tirana , 62 Albania, and Pristine, Yugoslavia. In addition in 1995, the US military assigned a permanent USAF officer on...during HA/DR operations. The case of JTF- AGUILA , the US military response to Hurricane Mitch disaster relief efforts in El Salvador, Guatemala, and

  3. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Policies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-06-01

    of enhancing military and civilian cooperation while responding to a country that suffered a volcanic eruption , an earthquake, and a tsunami.32 In...disaster relief desktop exercise in Jakarta, organized by Indonesia and Australia. This scenario revolved around the response to a volcanic eruption ...43 When violence erupted in East Timor after the elections in September 1999, ASEAN was unprepared, ill-equipped, and not committed to an organized

  4. An analysis of Japan Disaster Medical Assistance Team (J-DMAT) deployments in comparison with those of J-DMAT's counterpart in the United States (US-DMAT).

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    Fuse, Akira; Yokota, Hiroyuki

    2010-12-01

    Lessons learned from the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake of 1995 underscored the necessity of establishing Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs) in Japan, and in 2005, the Japanese government's Central Disaster Prevention Council revised its Basic Disaster Management Plan to include full deployment of DMATs in disaster areas. Defining a DMAT as a trained, mobile, self-contained medical team that can act in the acute phase of a disaster (48 to 72 hours after its occurrence) to provide medical treatment in the devastated area, the revised plan called for the training of DMAT personnel for rapid deployment to any area of the country hit by a disaster. This paper presents descriptive data on the number and types of missions carried out by Japan DMAT (J-DMAT) in its first 5 years, and clarifies how J-DMAT differs from its counterpart in the United States (US-DMAT). The DMAT that the present authors belong to has been deployed for 2 natural disasters and 1 man-made disaster, and the operations carried out during these deployments are analyzed. Reports on J-DMAT activities published from 2004 through 2009 by the Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine are also included in the analysis. After training courses for J-DMAT personnel started in fiscal 2004, J-DMATs were deployed for 8 disasters in a period of 4 years. Five of these were natural disasters, and 3 man-made. Of the 5 natural disasters, 3 were earthquakes, and of the 3 man-made disasters, 2 were derailment accidents. Unlike in the United States, where hurricanes and floods account for the greatest number of DMAT deployments, earthquakes cause the largest number of disasters in Japan. Because Japan is small in comparison with the US (Japan has about 1/25 the land area of the US), most J-DMATs head for devastated areas by car from their respective hospitals. This is one reason why J-DMATs are smaller and more agile than US-DMATs. Another difference is that J-DMATs' activities following earthquakes involve

  5. An Analysis of U.S. Navy Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    Ingram, USN Advisors: Dr. Aruna U. Apte, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Keenan D. Yoho, Assistant Professor Graduate School of Business & Public Policy...throughout the research and development process of this project. We would also like to thank our advisors, Dr. Aruna Apte and Dr. Keenan Yoho; without...Professor, and Dr. Keenan D. Yoho, Assistant Professor Graduate School of Business & Public Policy Naval Postgraduate School Disclaimer: The views

  6. 78 FR 60302 - Colorado; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2013-10-01

    ...] (already designated for Individual Assistance and debris removal and emergency protective measures..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster...

  7. 77 FR 74166 - Report of Acreage, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

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    2012-12-13

    ... Programs, Production Emergencies and Compliance Division, CPS, ATTN: Jantrice Williams, 1400 Independence... provides financial assistance to producers who have suffered a production loss of an eligible crop or were... floriculture, non- ornamental nursery, ornamental nursery, ginseng, mushroom, honey, maple sap,...

  8. 77 FR 28786 - Disaster Assistance; Crisis Counseling Regular Program; Amendment to Regulation

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    2012-05-16

    ... response to the 2003 interim rule and requested that the benefits of this program be extended to the ``War... requested assistance for families of soldiers in Iraq. FEMA's authority to provide crisis...

  9. 78 FR 50436 - Missouri; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2013-08-19

    ... percentage under the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  10. United States Navy Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Costs: A Preliminary Study

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-08-26

    Acquisition Research Program Graduate School of Business & Public Policy Naval Postgraduate School NPS-LM-15-123 ACQUISITION RESEARCH PROGRAM...Associate Professor Keenan D. Yoho, Assistant Professor Graduate School of Business & Public Policy Naval Postgraduate School Approved for public...Business & Public Policy Naval Postgraduate School The research presented in this report was supported by the Acquisition Research Program of the

  11. The Impact of a Military Air Disaster on the Health of Family Assistance Workers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bartone, Paul T.; And Others

    On December 12, 1985, a charter airline carrying 248 United States soldiers crashed and burned after a refueling stop in Gander, Newfoundland, killing all on board. After the crash, family assistance workers were appointed to help the surviving family members of each dead soldier. This study attempted to: (1) identify the major areas of stress for…

  12. An Analysis of U.S. Navy Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations (Briefing charts)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-05-01

    Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 Cyclone Sidr. Nov 15, 2007 2 Probability of Mission Source: Nix, D., (2011, January) The Spectrum of Operations...Cumulative Critical Capability Unified Assistance,  IO Tsunami JTF Katrina Unified Response,  Haiti Free HandCurve Generalizing the Levelof USNavy

  13. Department of Agriculture

    MedlinePlus

    ... how to prepare, recover, and build long-term resilience, and find Federal assistance during disaster events. Learn ... how to prepare, recover, and build long-term resilience, and find Federal assistance during disaster events. One ...

  14. [Disaster medicine].

    PubMed

    Carli, Pierre; Telionri, Caroline

    2015-01-01

    For over 30 years, the French hospital and pre-hospital medical teams are trained in disaster medicine. In fact, they are regularly confronted with the management of multiple casualties in accidents or even terrorist attacks, and more rarely to large-scale disasters. The intervention of physicians of the EMS system (SAMU-SMUR) in the field allows an original healthcare organization: in an advanced medical post, the victims are triaged according to their severity and benefit if needed of initial resuscitation. SAMU medical regulating center then organize their transport and repartition in several hospitals put on alert. To cope with a mass casualty situation, the hospital also has a specific organization, the White Plan. This plan, initiated by the director, assisted by a medico-administrative cell crisis can mobilize all the resources of the institution. Personnel are recalled and the ability of emergency units is increased. Care, less urgent, other patients are postponed. There are many plans for responding to disasters. ORSEC plans of the ministry of Interior articulate with the ORSAN plans of the ministry of Health. This complementarity allows a global mobilization of public services in disasters or exceptional medical situations.

  15. 75 FR 7636 - Arkansas Disaster #AR-00042

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    2010-02-22

    ... Counties: Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Clay, Cleveland, Craighead, Dallas, Drew, Grant, Greene, Hempstead... Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance....

  16. A conservation ontology and knowledge base to support delivery of technical assistance to agricultural producers in the united states

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Information systems supporting the delivery of conservation technical assistance by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to agricultural producers on working lands have become increasingly complex over the past 25 years. They are constrained by inconsistent coordination of domain knowl...

  17. The St Croix disaster and the National Disaster Medical System.

    PubMed

    Roth, P B; Vogel, A; Key, G; Hall, D; Stockhoff, C T

    1991-04-01

    The National Disaster Medical System was designed to respond to a catastrophic disaster by creating a group of specially trained civilian disaster medical assistance teams. The teams would be transported to the periphery of the event to triage, stabilize, and then prepare victims for evacuation to facilities elsewhere in the United States that have agreed in advance to accept such patients. Hurricane Hugo's devastation in St Croix offered the first opportunity to test the system. The event was an example of a type of medical disaster that resulted in a sudden reduction in medical resources without a great increase in casualties. Background information and operation of the New Mexico disaster medical assistance team are presented with a clinical profile of the patients seen during the disaster. We describe the first actual deployment of a disaster medical assistance team and the issues that must be addressed before future deployments.

  18. 76 FR 29256 - North Carolina; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-20

    ... Assistance and debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct Federal assistance, under... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  19. 76 FR 29776 - Arkansas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-23

    ... , including direct Federal Assistance, (already designated for Individual Assistance and assistance for debris... Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant;...

  20. 77 FR 59002 - Louisiana; Amendment No. 11 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-09-25

    ... (already designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct federal..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster...

  1. Active-Duty Physicians' Perceptions and Satisfaction with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Missions: Implications for the Field

    PubMed Central

    Oravec, Geoffrey J.; Artino, Anthony R.; Hickey, Patrick W.

    2013-01-01

    Background The United States Department of Defense participates in more than 500 missions every year, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, as part of medical stability operations. This study assessed perceptions of active-duty physicians regarding these activities and related these findings to the retention and overall satisfaction of healthcare professionals. Methods and Findings An Internet-based survey was developed and validated. Of the 667 physicians who responded to the survey, 47% had participated in at least one mission. On a 7-point, Likert-type response scale, physicians reported favorable overall satisfaction with their participation in these missions (mean  = 5.74). Perceived benefit was greatest for the United States (mean  = 5.56) and self (mean  = 5.39) compared to the target population (mean  = 4.82). These perceptions were related to participants' intentions to extend their military medical service (total model R2  = .37), with the strongest predictors being perceived benefit to self (β = .21, p<.01), the U.S. (β = .19, p<.01), and satisfaction (β = .18, p<.05). In addition, Air Force physicians reported higher levels of satisfaction (mean  = 6.10) than either Army (mean  = 5.27, Cohen's d = 0.75, p<.001) or Navy (mean  = 5.60, Cohen's d  = 0.46, p<.01) physicians. Conclusions Military physicians are largely satisfied with humanitarian missions, reporting the greatest benefit of such activities for themselves and the United States. Elucidation of factors that may increase the perceived benefit to the target populations is warranted. Satisfaction and perceived benefits of humanitarian missions were positively correlated with intentions to extend time in service. These findings could inform the larger humanitarian community as well as military medical practices for both recruiting and retaining medical professionals. PMID:23555564

  2. 78 FR 50437 - Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2013-08-19

    ... the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented pursuant to....046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals...

  3. Agriculture

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The EPA Agriculture Resource Directory offers comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about environmental stewardship on farms and ranches; commonsense, flexible approaches that are both environmentally protective and agriculturally sound.

  4. 75 FR 47612 - South Dakota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2010-08-06

    ... declaration of a major disaster for the State of South Dakota (FEMA-1929-DR), dated July 29, 2010, and related..., Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA);...

  5. 7 CFR Appendix K to Subpart E of... - Regulations for Loan Guarantees for Disaster Assistance For Rural Business Enterprises

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... for business enterprises engaged in agricultural production (production agriculture) which means the cultivation, production (growing), and harvesting, either directly or through integrated operations, of... proceeds under agricultural production include: (1) Commercial nurseries primarily engaged in...

  6. Global disaster satellite communications system for disaster assessment and relief coordination

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Leroy, B. E.

    1979-01-01

    The global communication requirements for disaster assistance and examines operationally feasible satellite system concepts and the associated system parameters are analyzed. Some potential problems associated with the current method of providing disaster assistance and a scenario for disaster assistance relying on satellite communications are described. Historical statistics are used with the scenario to assess service requirements. Both present and planned commercially available systems are considered. The associated global disaster communication yearly service costs are estimated.

  7. Parameters affecting microwave-assisted extraction of organophosphorus pesticides from agricultural soil.

    PubMed

    Fuentes, Edwar; Báez, María E; Labra, Ronnie

    2007-10-26

    This work describes an optimised method for the determination of six representative organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) (diazinon, parathion, methyl pirimiphos, methyl parathion, ethoprophos, and fenitrothion) in agricultural soils. The method is based on microwave-assisted extraction using a water-methanol modified mixture for desorption and simultaneous partitioning on n-hexane (MAEP), together with gas chromatography-flame photometric detection (GC-FPD). To improve GC-FPD signals (peak intensity and shape) olive oil was used effectively as a "matrix mimic". The optimisation of the extraction method was achieved in two steps: an initial approach through experimental design and principal component analysis where recovery of compounds using a water-methanol mixture ranged from 54 to 77%, and the second one by studying the addition of KH2PO4 to the extracting solution where recoveries were significantly increased, molecular replacing of OPPs from adsorption sites by phosphate being the probable extraction mechanism. Under optimised conditions, recoveries of pesticides from different soils were higher than 73%, except for methyl parathion in some soils, with SD equal or lower than 11% and detection limits ranging from 0.004 to 0.012 microg g(-1). The proposed method was used to determine OPPs in soil samples from different agricultural zones of Chile.

  8. 7 CFR 624.8 - Assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF... percentage as well as information pertaining to the natural disaster, including the nature, location, and...) Funding priorities for recovery measures. NRCS will provide EWP assistance based on the following...

  9. 75 FR 30418 - Tennessee; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2010-06-01

    ... Individual Assistance and assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster...

  10. 77 FR 61424 - Mississippi; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-10-09

    ... Individual Assistance (already designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures [Categories A... Public Assistance (already designated for Individual Assistance and debris removal and emergency..., Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management...

  11. 76 FR 26748 - Georgia; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-09

    ... designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct Federal assistance, under... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  12. 78 FR 14318 - Mississippi; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2013-03-05

    ... provide Individual Assistance and assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures... Lamar Counties for Individual Assistance. Forrest and Lamar Counties for debris removal and protective....046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals...

  13. Enhancing disaster management by mapping disaster proneness and preparedness.

    PubMed

    Mishra, Vishal; Fuloria, Sanjay; Bisht, Shailendra Singh

    2012-07-01

    The focus of most disaster management programmes is to deploy resources-physical and human-from outside the disaster zone. This activity can produce a delay in disaster mitigation and recovery efforts, and a consequent loss of human lives and economic resources. It may be possible to expedite recovery and prevent loss of life by mapping out disaster proneness and the availability of resources in advance. This study proposes the development of two indices to do so. The Indian census data of 2001 is used to develop a methodology for creating one index on disaster proneness and one on resourcefulness for administrative units (tehsils). Findings reveal that tehsil residents face an elevated risk of disaster and that they are also grossly under-prepared for such events. The proposed indices can be used to map regional service provision facilities and to assist authorities in evaluating immediate, intermediate, and long-term disaster recovery needs and resource requirements.

  14. 44 CFR 206.101 - Temporary housing assistance for emergencies and major disasters declared on or before October 14...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    .... Assistance under this program is made available to applicants who require temporary housing as a result of a... means an eligible applicant residing in temporary housing provided under this section. (9) Owner... housing, the assistance under this section begins at the expiration of such assistance, and may...

  15. 44 CFR 206.101 - Temporary housing assistance for emergencies and major disasters declared on or before October 14...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    .... Assistance under this program is made available to applicants who require temporary housing as a result of a... means an eligible applicant residing in temporary housing provided under this section. (9) Owner... housing, the assistance under this section begins at the expiration of such assistance, and may...

  16. 44 CFR 206.101 - Temporary housing assistance for emergencies and major disasters declared on or before October 14...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    .... Assistance under this program is made available to applicants who require temporary housing as a result of a... means an eligible applicant residing in temporary housing provided under this section. (9) Owner... housing, the assistance under this section begins at the expiration of such assistance, and may...

  17. 44 CFR 206.101 - Temporary housing assistance for emergencies and major disasters declared on or before October 14...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    .... Assistance under this program is made available to applicants who require temporary housing as a result of a... means an eligible applicant residing in temporary housing provided under this section. (9) Owner... housing, the assistance under this section begins at the expiration of such assistance, and may...

  18. 44 CFR 206.393 - Providing assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE Fire Suppression Assistance § 206.393 Providing assistance. Following the Assistant Administrator for the Disaster Assistance Directorate's... requested by the State. For each fire or fire situation, the State shall prepare a separate Fire...

  19. Disaster Recovery: Courting Disaster

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    O'Hanlon, Charlene

    2007-01-01

    An inadequate or nonexistent disaster recovery plan can have dire results. Fire, power outage, and severe weather all can brin down the best of networks in an instant. This article draws on the experiences of the Charlotte County Public Schools (Port Charlotte, Florida), which were able to lessen the damage caused by Hurricane Charley when it hit…

  20. 77 FR 17560 - Tennessee Disaster #TN-00063

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    2012-03-26

    ... adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Bradley.... (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate...

  1. 76 FR 27137 - Tennessee Disaster #TN-00051

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    2011-05-10

    ... adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans) Bradley.... (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate...

  2. 75 FR 27009 - Tennessee Disaster Number TN-00039

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    2010-05-13

    ..., Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Houston, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Stewart, Wayne. Arkansas... Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance....

  3. 75 FR 27845 - Tennessee Disaster Number TN-00038

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    2010-05-18

    ..., Hardin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Macon, Robertson, Smith, Stewart, Trousdale, Wayne, Wilson... Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR...

  4. 7 CFR Appendix I to Subpart E of... - Instructions for Loan Guarantees for Drought and Disaster Relief

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE, RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE...) guaranteed loans are authorized by section 331 (“Disaster Assistance for Rural Business Enterprises”) of the... rural business entities, directly or indirectly, by drought, hail, excessive moisture, or...

  5. 7 CFR Appendix I to Subpart E of... - Instructions for Loan Guarantees for Drought and Disaster Relief

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE, RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE...) guaranteed loans are authorized by section 331 (“Disaster Assistance for Rural Business Enterprises”) of the... rural business entities, directly or indirectly, by drought, hail, excessive moisture, or...

  6. 7 CFR Appendix I to Subpart E of... - Instructions for Loan Guarantees for Drought and Disaster Relief

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE, RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE...) guaranteed loans are authorized by section 331 (“Disaster Assistance for Rural Business Enterprises”) of the... rural business entities, directly or indirectly, by drought, hail, excessive moisture, or...

  7. 75 FR 27846 - California Disaster # CA-00155

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    ... [Federal Register Volume 75, Number 95 (Tuesday, May 18, 2010)] [Notices] [Page 27846] [FR Doc No: 2010-11746] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12166 and 12167] California Disaster CA... Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of California (FEMA-...

  8. Natural disasters.

    PubMed

    Cullen, J M

    1980-09-01

    This presentation covers the various types of natural disasters which are faced by investigators throughout the world. Each geophysical substance is discussed, including earth, air and water, and secondary effects including fire. Additionally, four myths associated with disasters are reviewed.

  9. 76 FR 28999 - Georgia; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ..., Spalding, Troup, and Walker Counties for Public Assistance , (already designated for debris removal and..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster...

  10. 76 FR 30376 - Alabama; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... [Categories C-G], (already designated for Individual Assistance and assistance for debris removal and... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046,...

  11. Disaster Preparedness.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brooks, Constance

    Most librarians know the importance of disaster preparedness. Many disasters could have been prevented altogether or have had reduced impact if institutions had been better prepared. This resource guide suggests how disaster preparedness can be achieved at cultural institutions. Twenty-three basic resource articles are presented to introduce…

  12. 78 FR 72918 - Nebraska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    ... Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented pursuant to section 428 of the... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  13. Protecting against Disaster

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    Howell, Kevin R.

    2006-01-01

    This article features an assistant professor of technology who shares his story of near disaster and offers advice for others about protecting their data. The author presents steps that can be taken to prevent unexpected events from destroying data. The author strongly recommends using backup files as a way of securing computer files and data.…

  14. 75 FR 11900 - North Dakota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    ... February 26, 2010, the President issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert T... warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance... State of North Dakota have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Adams,...

  15. 75 FR 11903 - Nebraska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2010-03-12

    ... issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and... warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance... amended, Stephen R. Thompson, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for...

  16. 75 FR 30417 - Tennessee; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2010-06-01

    ... debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct Federal... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  17. 75 FR 26975 - Tennessee; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    .... Dyer and Montgomery Counties for Individual Assistance. Dyer and Montgomery Counties for debris removal....046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals...

  18. 76 FR 26747 - Alabama; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-09

    ... Washington Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for debris removal and emergency protective... Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant;...

  19. 78 FR 14320 - Mississippi; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Individual Assistance and debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct federal... Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant;...

  20. 75 FR 28629 - Tennessee; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct Federal... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  1. 76 FR 26748 - Alabama; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-09

    ... (already designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct Federal... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  2. 77 FR 55219 - Mississippi; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-09-07

    ... debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  3. Disaster Preparedness

    PubMed Central

    Achora, Susan; Kamanyire, Joy K.

    2016-01-01

    With the increasing global frequency of disasters, the call for disaster preparedness training needs to be reinforced. Nurses form the largest group of the healthcare workforce and are often on the frontline in disaster management. Therefore, nurses should be adequately equipped with the knowledge and skills to respond to disasters, starting from their pre-service training to their in-service professional training. However, the inclusion of disaster preparedness education in undergraduate nursing curricula is minimal in most countries. The purpose of this article is to highlight the current state of nursing education and training in disaster management, both generally and in Oman. The significance of disaster preparedness training and recommendations for its inclusion in nursing practice and education are also discussed. PMID:26909207

  4. Using corporate governance to enhance 'long-term situation awareness' and assist in the avoidance of organisation-induced disasters.

    PubMed

    Siemieniuch, C E; Sinclair, M A

    2008-03-01

    This paper considers the issue of how corporate governance can and should deal with the long-term understanding of systems health-what we may call 'long-term situation awareness' (i.e. which evolves and is coherent over time) for organisational systems (and their component sub systems) in the engineering domain. Many characteristics affect long-term situation awareness-the rate of change to processes, pressures for greater efficiency from existing resources, changes in personnel, cultural changes and changes to the operational environment of the organisational systems. Many disasters (e.g. Chernobyl, Flixborough, Piper Alpha) have a causal path that indicates a loss of group situation awareness, over a long period of time. The problem of the gradual, slow drift over many years towards unsafe conduct of company operations is discussed and examples of possible consequences provided. A 'parable' from the world of manufacturing is used to exemplify the problem. The paper goes on to discuss some ways by which this problem could be addressed and longer-term system situational awareness increased; essentially by good corporate governance, knowledge management and ownership of processes. Links are made to the literature on these topics, and a route map to help organisations to gain the benefits is offered.

  5. 77 FR 55220 - Mississippi; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2012-09-07

    ... disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide assistance for debris..., Wilkinson, and Yazoo Counties for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B... Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance...

  6. Rural Development: Information and Technical Assistance Delivered by the Department of Agriculture in Fiscal Year 1975. Sixth Annual Report to the Congress.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.

    A consolidated summary of information submitted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agencies and State Rural Development (RD) Committees, this sixth annual report on USDA information and technical assistance includes USDA organizational arrangements for rural assistance, some assessments, research supporting RD information and technical…

  7. Texas Disasters II: Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Assist the Texas Forest Service in Mapping and Analyzing Fuel Loads and Phenology in Texas Grasslands

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    Brooke, Michael; Williams, Meredith; Fenn, Teresa

    2016-01-01

    The risk of severe wildfires in Texas has been related to weather phenomena such as climate change and recent urban expansion into wild land areas. During recent years, Texas wild land areas have experienced sequences of wet and dry years that have contributed to increased wildfire risk and frequency. To prevent and contain wildfires, the Texas Forest Service (TFS) is tasked with evaluating and reducing potential fire risk to better manage and distribute resources. This task is made more difficult due to the vast and varied landscape of Texas. The TFS assesses fire risk by understanding vegetative fuel types and fuel loads. To better assist the TFS, NASA Earth observations, including Landsat and Moderate Resolution Imaging Specrtoradiometer (MODIS) data, were analyzed to produce maps of vegetation type and specific vegetation phenology as it related to potential wildfire fuel loads. Fuel maps from 2010-2011 and 2014-2015 fire seasons, created by the Texas Disasters I project, were used and provided alternating, complementary map indicators of wildfire risk in Texas. The TFS will utilize the end products and capabilities to evaluate and better understand wildfire risk across Texas.

  8. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief mission by a tripartite medical team led by the Singapore Armed Forces after the 2015 Nepal earthquake

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    Ho, Ming Li Leonard; Lim, Jonathan Zhao Min; Tan, Mark Zhong Wei; Kok, Wai Leong; Zhang, Jun Ren; Tan, Mian Yi; Tan, Adrian Chong Beng

    2016-01-01

    INTRODUCTION This study aimed to report the injury or disease patterns, challenges, key observations, and recommendations by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) team that embarked on an Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) mission in the aftermath of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. METHODS The SAF medical team that provided HADR assistance to Nepal consisted of personnel from the SAF, Singapore¢s Ministry of Health and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal, the SAF medical team was assigned to the Gokarna district by the local health authorities. In addition to providing primary healthcare, the medical facility was equipped to perform resuscitation and minor procedures. We also assembled mobile medical teams (MMTs) that travelled to various remote areas of the country to deliver medical aid. RESULTS A total of 3,014 patients were managed by the SAF medical team. Of these patients, 1,286 (42.7%) were men. 574 (19.0%) patients sustained earthquake-related injuries or illnesses, while 2,440 (81.0%) sustained non-earthquake-related injuries or illnesses. The team treated a total of 447 (77.9%) adults and 127 (22.1%) paediatric patients with earthquake-related injuries or illnesses. A significant number of patients developed exacerbations of underlying medical conditions. 2,161 (71.7%) patients were treated in our main facility in Gokarna, while 853 patients (28.3%) were treated by our MMTs. CONCLUSION The ability to transport healthcare personnel and essential medical equipment within a short time allowed the SAF medical team to provide crucial medical care in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. PMID:27549187

  9. Analysis of the Capabilities Supporting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations of the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) and the United States Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary Unit (USMC MEU)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-12-01

    The coupling of the U.S. pivot to the Pacific and the frequency of natural disasters in the vicinity of Sumatra, Indonesia, focused this research...the Asia- Pacific region. The coupling of the U.S. pivot to the Pacific and the frequency of natural disasters in the vicinity of Sumatra...1 million in damage (Apte, 2009). Developing nations that are unprepared for natural disasters experience catastrophic losses, which increases

  10. 77 FR 71813 - Connecticut; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Connecticut; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Connecticut (FEMA-4087-DR), dated October...

  11. 78 FR 14319 - New Hampshire; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2013-03-05

    ..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency New Hampshire; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Hampshire (FEMA-4095-DR), dated November...

  12. 76 FR 56776 - New York; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-09-14

    ..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency New York; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4020-DR), dated August 31,...

  13. 76 FR 64958 - New York; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-10-19

    ..., Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency New York; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4031-DR), dated September 13,...

  14. 76 FR 56776 - New Jersey; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-09-14

    ..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency New Jersey; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey (FEMA-4021-DR), dated August 31,...

  15. 76 FR 56779 - Vermont; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-09-14

    ..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Vermont; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster for the State of Vermont (FEMA-4022-DR), dated September 1, 2011, and...

  16. 77 FR 61774 - New Mexico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-10-11

    ..., Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency New Mexico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Mexico (FEMA-4079-DR), dated August 24,...

  17. 76 FR 56778 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-09-14

    ..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated...

  18. 78 FR 55754 - Karuk Tribe; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2013-09-11

    ... Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented pursuant to Section 428 of the Stafford... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  19. 7 CFR 280.1 - Interim disaster procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Interim disaster procedures. 280.1 Section 280.1 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF....1 Interim disaster procedures. The Secretary shall, after consultation with the official...

  20. 76 FR 29776 - Alabama; Amendment No. 11 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-23

    ... Assistance and assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct Federal... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  1. Disaster Risk Transfer for Developing Countries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Linneroothbayer, J.; Mechler, R.; Pflug, G.; Hochrainer, S.

    2005-12-01

    Financing disaster recovery often diverts resources from development, which can have long-term effects on economic growth and the poor in developing countries. Moreover, post-disaster assistance, while important for humanitarian reasons, has failed to meet the needs of developing countries in reducing their exposure to disaster risks and assuring sufficient funds to governments and individuals for financing the recovery process. The authors argue that part of disaster aid should be refocused from post-disaster to pre-disaster assistance including financial disaster risk management. Such assistance is now possible with new modeling techniques for estimating and pricing risks of natural disasters coupled with the advent of novel insurance instruments for transferring catastrophe risk to the global financial markets. The authors illustrate the potential for risk transfer in developing countries using the IIASA CATSIM model, which shows the potential impacts of disasters on economic growth in selected developing countries and the pros and cons of financial risk management to reduce those adverse impacts. The authors conclude by summarizing the advantages of investing in risk-transfer instruments (coupled with preventive measures) as an alternative to traditional post-disaster donor assistance. Donor-supported risk-transfer programs would not only leverage limited disaster aid budgets, but would also free recipient countries from depending on the vagaries of post-disaster assistance. Both the donors and the recipients stand to gain, especially since the instruments can be designed to encourage preventive measures. Precedents already exist for imaginative risk-transfer programs in highly exposed developing countries, including national insurance systems, micro-insurance schemes like weather derivatives and novel instruments (e.g., catastrophe bonds) to provide insurance cover for public sector risks.

  2. 76 FR 26749 - Alabama; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-09

    ... debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct Federal assistance, under the Public... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046,...

  3. 76 FR 27341 - Alabama; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-11

    ... April 28, 2011. Lamar and Lauderdale Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for debris... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046,...

  4. 76 FR 27339 - Alabama; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-11

    ... April 28, 2011. Clarke and Perry Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for debris... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046,...

  5. 78 FR 63486 - Colorado; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2013-10-24

    ... Individual Assistance and debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct federal... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046,...

  6. 76 FR 27340 - Massachusetts; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-11

    ... in his declaration of March 7, 2011. Hampden County for, debris removal and emergency protective..., Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster...

  7. 76 FR 26748 - Alabama; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-09

    ... debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct Federal assistance, under the Public... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046,...

  8. 76 FR 27339 - Alabama; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-05-11

    ... April 28, 2011. Chambers County for Individual Assistance (already designated for debris removal and... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046,...

  9. 76 FR 31622 - Missouri; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-06-01

    ... May 9, 2011. Jasper and Newton Counties for Individual Assistance and debris removal and emergency... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046,...

  10. Disaster Management: Mental Health Perspective

    PubMed Central

    Math, Suresh Bada; Nirmala, Maria Christine; Moirangthem, Sydney; Kumar, Naveen C.

    2015-01-01

    Disaster mental health is based on the principles of ‘preventive medicine’ This principle has necessitated a paradigm shift from relief centered post-disaster management to a holistic, multi-dimensional integrated community approach of health promotion, disaster prevention, preparedness and mitigation. This has ignited the paradigm shift from curative to preventive aspects of disaster management. This can be understood on the basis of six ‘R’s such as Readiness (Preparedness), Response (Immediate action), Relief (Sustained rescue work), Rehabilitation (Long term remedial measures using community resources), Recovery (Returning to normalcy) and Resilience (Fostering). Prevalence of mental health problems in disaster affected population is found to be higher by two to three times than that of the general population. Along with the diagnosable mental disorders, affected community also harbours large number of sub-syndromal symptoms. Majority of the acute phase reactions and disorders are self-limiting, whereas long-term phase disorders require assistance from mental health professionals. Role of psychotropic medication is very limited in preventing mental health morbidity. The role of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in mitigating the mental health morbidity appears to be promising. Role of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and debriefing is not well-established. Disaster management is a continuous and integrated cyclical process of planning, organising, coordinating and implementing measures to prevent and to manage disaster effectively. Thus, now it is time to integrate public health principles into disaster mental health. PMID:26664073

  11. 7 CFR 735.109 - Disaster loss to be reported.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURE REGULATIONS FOR WAREHOUSES REGULATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES WAREHOUSE ACT Warehouse Licensing... licensed warehouse, the warehouse operator must report immediately the occurrence of the disaster or...

  12. 44 CFR 206.62 - Available assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Available assistance. 206.62 Section 206.62 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE Emergency Assistance § 206.62...

  13. 44 CFR 206.62 - Available assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Available assistance. 206.62 Section 206.62 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE Emergency Assistance § 206.62...

  14. [Natural disasters].

    PubMed

    Smolka, A

    1988-07-01

    The attempt is made to illustrate the role played by natural disasters in the history of the earth and mankind by examples of past catastrophes. Subsequently, the earthquake of Tangshan/China in 1976 and the hypothetical scenario of a repeat of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in a modern setting serve as a basis for discussion of the significance of natural disasters in modern times.

  15. Immobilizer-assisted management of metal-contaminated agricultural soils for safer food production.

    PubMed

    Kim, Kwon-Rae; Kim, Jeong-Gyu; Park, Jeong-Sik; Kim, Min-Suk; Owens, Gary; Youn, Gyu-Hoon; Lee, Jin-Su

    2012-07-15

    Production of food crops on metal contaminated agricultural soils is of concern because consumers are potentially exposed to hazardous metals via dietary intake of such crops or crop derived products. Therefore, the current study was conducted to develop management protocols for crop cultivation to allow safer food production. Metal uptake, as influenced by pH change-induced immobilizing agents (dolomite, steel slag, and agricultural lime) and sorption agents (zeolite and compost), was monitored in three common plants representative of leafy (Chinese cabbage), root (spring onion) and fruit (red pepper) vegetables, in a field experiment. The efficiency of the immobilizing agents was assessed by their ability to decrease the phytoavailability of metals (Cd, Pb, and Zn). The fruit vegetable (red pepper) showed the least accumulation of Cd (0.16-0.29 mgkg(-1) DW) and Pb (0.2-0.9 mgkg(-1) DW) in edible parts regardless of treatment, indicating selection of low metal accumulating crops was a reasonable strategy for safer food production. However, safer food production was more likely to be achievable by combining crop selection with immobilizing agent amendment of soils. Among the immobilizing agents, pH change-induced immobilizers were more effective than sorption agents, showing decreases in Cd and Pb concentrations in each plant well below standard limits. The efficiency of pH change-induced immobilizers was also comparable to reductions obtained by 'clean soil cover' where the total metal concentrations of the plow layer was reduced via capping the surface with uncontaminated soil, implying that pH change-induced immobilizers can be practically applied to metal contaminated agricultural soils for safer food production.

  16. System for analysis of LANDSAT agricultural data: Automatic computer-assisted proportion estimation of local areas

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nalepka, R. F. (Principal Investigator); Kauth, R. J.; Thomas, G. S.

    1976-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. A conceptual man machine system framework was created for a large scale agricultural remote sensing system. The system is based on and can grow out of the local recognition mode of LACIE, through a gradual transition wherein computer support functions supplement and replace AI functions. Local proportion estimation functions are broken into two broad classes: (1) organization of the data within the sample segment; and (2) identification of the fields or groups of fields in the sample segment.

  17. 76 FR 36142 - Tennessee; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-06-21

    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Tennessee; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Tennessee (FEMA-1979-DR), dated May 9, 2011,...

  18. 77 FR 71813 - New Jersey; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-12-04

    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency New Jersey; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey (FEMA-4086-DR), dated October 30,...

  19. 75 FR 52962 - Texas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Texas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-1931-DR), dated ] August 3, 2010,...

  20. 76 FR 47221 - South Dakota; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency South Dakota; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of South Dakota (FEMA-1984-DR), dated May 13,...

  1. 76 FR 45588 - North Dakota; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-07-29

    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency North Dakota; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Dakota (FEMA-1981-DR), dated May 10,...

  2. 77 FR 71812 - New York; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-12-04

    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency New York; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4085-DR), dated October 30,...

  3. 75 FR 22151 - Rhode Island; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2010-04-27

    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Rhode Island; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Rhode Island (FEMA-1894-DR), dated March 29,...

  4. 76 FR 36141 - Missouri; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-06-21

    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Missouri; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Missouri (FEMA-1980-DR), dated May 9, 2011,...

  5. 78 FR 14319 - Arkansas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Arkansas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas (FEMA-4100-DR), dated January 29,...

  6. 76 FR 36142 - Arkansas; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Arkansas; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas (FEMA-1975-DR), dated May 2, 2011,...

  7. 76 FR 64958 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated...

  8. 78 FR 26381 - Maine; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2013-05-06

    ... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Maine; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine (FEMA-4108-DR), dated March 25, 2013,...

  9. 76 FR 65740 - Pennsylvania; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Pennsylvania; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (FEMA-4030-DR),...

  10. 76 FR 33395 - Tennessee Disaster Number TN-00051

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    ..., Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Mcnairy, Stewart, Wayne, Weakley. Alabama...) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. BILLING CODE 8025-01-P...

  11. 78 FR 34701 - Illinois Disaster Number IL-00041

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    ...: Primary Counties: (Physical Damage and Economic Injury Loans): Brown, Calhoun, Clark, Douglas, Henry, Pike... 59002 and 59008) Joseph P. Loddo, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. BILLING CODE...

  12. 76 FR 32984 - Mississippi; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    ... this declared major disaster: Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Jasper, Kemper, Lafayette, and Monroe Counties for Individual Assistance. Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Jasper, Kemper, Lafayette, and Monroe Counties for...

  13. 75 FR 25873 - West Virginia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    ... adversely affected by this major disaster: The counties of Berkeley, Brooke, Doddridge, Hampshire, Hancock... Wetzel for Public Assistance. Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, and Pocahontas Counties...

  14. 78 FR 23279 - New Hampshire; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    ... this major disaster: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, and... Assistance program for any continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period....

  15. 75 FR 49506 - Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    ... major disaster: Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Maverick, Starr, Val Verde, Webb, and Zapata Counties for Individual Assistance. Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Maverick, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and...

  16. 76 FR 33807 - Arkansas Disaster Number AR-00049

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    2011-06-09

    ...: Bradley, Jackson, Lee, Lonoke, Mississippi, Prairie, Saint Francis, Woodruff. All other information in the...) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. BILLING CODE 8025-01-P...

  17. 75 FR 51506 - Iowa Disaster Number IA-00026

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    2010-08-20

    ... following areas as adversely affected by the disaster. Primary Counties: Black Hawk, Boone, Buchanan... Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Joseph P. Loddo, Acting Associate Administrator...

  18. 75 FR 32820 - Kentucky Disaster Number KY-00032

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    2010-06-09

    ...: Hardin, Massac, Pope. Indiana: Harrison. Tennessee: Montgomery, Pickett, Scott, Stewart. All other... 59002 and 59008) James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. BILLING CODE...

  19. 76 FR 32983 - Tennessee; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2011-06-07

    ... State of Tennessee have been designated as adversely affected by this declared major disaster: Bradley, Greene, Hamilton, and Washington Counties for Individual Assistance. Bradley, Greene, Hamilton,...

  20. 78 FR 47816 - Colorado Disaster #CO-00061

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Colorado Disaster CO-00061 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  1. 78 FR 47815 - Colorado Disaster # CO-00060

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    2013-08-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Colorado Disaster CO-00060 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  2. 78 FR 61441 - Colorado Disaster #CO-00066

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    2013-10-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Colorado Disaster CO-00066 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  3. 77 FR 17562 - Texas Disaster #X-00380

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    2012-03-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Texas Disaster X-00380 AGENCY: Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 5. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only...

  4. 78 FR 77195 - California Disaster #CA-00214

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    2013-12-20

    ... ADMINISTRATION California Disaster CA-00214 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of California (FEMA- 4158-DR), dated 12/13/2013. Incident: Rim Fire. Incident Period:...

  5. 76 FR 29810 - Alabama Disaster #AL-00037

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    2011-05-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Alabama Disaster AL-00037 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  6. 76 FR 21935 - Hawaii Disaster #HI-00023

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    2011-04-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Hawaii Disaster HI-00023 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  7. 77 FR 25010 - Hawaii Disaster # HI-00026

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    2012-04-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Hawaii Disaster HI-00026 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  8. 75 FR 53006 - Iowa Disaster #IA-00026

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    2010-08-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00026 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 2. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only...

  9. 76 FR 29284 - Iowa Disaster #IA-00031

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00031 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  10. 78 FR 42147 - Iowa Disaster #IA-00054

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    2013-07-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00054 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance only for...

  11. 75 FR 45681 - Iowa Disaster #IA-00025

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00025 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  12. 76 FR 54521 - Iowa Disaster #IA-00036

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00036 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major ] disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  13. 75 FR 11582 - IOWA Disaster # IA-00023

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    2010-03-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IOWA Disaster IA-00023 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  14. 75 FR 47035 - Iowa Disaster # IA-00026

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-04

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00026 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance only for...

  15. 78 FR 36010 - Iowa Disaster #IA-00052

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00052 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  16. 76 FR 54522 - Iowa Disaster #IA-00037

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00037 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  17. 76 FR 55721 - Iowa Disaster #IA-00038

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00038 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  18. 78 FR 28939 - Iowa Disaster #IA-00050

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster IA-00050 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  19. 75 FR 18245 - Delaware Disaster # DE-00007

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Delaware Disaster DE-00007 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  20. 77 FR 71667 - Delaware Disaster #DE-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Delaware Disaster DE-00014 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  1. 78 FR 56979 - Arkansas Disaster # AR-00065

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Arkansas Disaster AR-00065 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  2. 78 FR 9448 - Arkansas Disaster #AR-00061

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Arkansas Disaster AR-00061 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  3. 76 FR 42155 - Arkansas Disaster #AR-00051

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Arkansas Disaster AR-00051 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  4. 78 FR 39821 - Arkansas Disaster #AR-00064

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Arkansas Disaster AR-00064 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  5. 76 FR 27140 - Arkansas Disaster # AR-00049

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Arkansas Disaster AR-00049 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  6. 78 FR 14149 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00050

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-04

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Louisiana Disaster LA-00050 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  7. 76 FR 54522 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00041

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Louisiana Disaster LA-00041 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  8. 76 FR 77579 - Indiana Disaster #IN-00039

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-13

    ... ADMINISTRATION Indiana Disaster IN-00039 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY...: 09/07/2012. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration... CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street...

  9. 77 FR 51101 - Indiana Disaster #IN-00048

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    2012-08-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Indiana Disaster IN-00048 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409...

  10. 77 FR 14853 - Oregon Disaster #OR-00041

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    2012-03-13

    ... ADMINISTRATION Oregon Disaster OR-00041 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This.../03/2012. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration... CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street...

  11. 76 FR 77579 - Maryland Disaster #MD-00017

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    2011-12-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Maryland Disaster MD-00017 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409...

  12. 77 FR 51101 - Minnesota Disaster #MN-00037

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Minnesota Disaster MN-00037 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409...

  13. 77 FR 32708 - Kansas Disaster #KS-00064

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    2012-06-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION Kansas Disaster KS-00064 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This...: 02/25/2013. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration... CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street...

  14. 76 FR 77578 - Oklahoma Disaster #OK-00057

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    2011-12-13

    ... ADMINISTRATION Oklahoma Disaster OK-00057 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY...: 09/07/2012. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration... CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street...

  15. Promoting Regional Disaster Preparedness among Rural Hospitals

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Edwards, Janine C.; Kang, JungEun; Silenas, Rasa

    2008-01-01

    Context and Purpose: Rural communities face substantial risks of natural disasters but rural hospitals face multiple obstacles to preparedness. The objective was to create and implement a simple and effective training and planning exercise to assist individual rural hospitals to improve disaster preparedness, as well as to enhance regional…

  16. 75 FR 28629 - Tennessee; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-21

    ..., Macon, Stewart, Trousdale, and Wayne Counties for debris removal and emergency protective measures... Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance...

  17. 76 FR 36558 - Illinois; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-06-22

    ... disaster by the President in his declaration of June 7, 2011. Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin... Public Assistance (already designated for Individual Assistance). Hamilton, Jefferson, Marion,...

  18. 77 FR 15786 - Kentucky; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2012-03-16

    ... dated March 6, 2012, the President issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert... under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the... this major disaster: The counties of Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Menifee, Morgan, and...

  19. 42 CFR 485.64 - Condition of participation: Disaster procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...'s written disaster plan must be developed and maintained with assistance of qualified fire, safety... 42 Public Health 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Condition of participation: Disaster procedures... of participation: Disaster procedures. The facility must have written policies and procedures...

  20. 42 CFR 485.727 - Condition of participation: Disaster preparedness.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... disaster. The plan is developed and maintained with the assistance of qualified fire, safety, and other... 42 Public Health 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Condition of participation: Disaster preparedness... participation: Disaster preparedness. The organization has a written plan, periodically rehearsed,...

  1. A Disaster Preparedness Plan for Small Public Libraries, 2002.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haines, Jan, Comp.

    The State Library of Ohio designed this disaster preparedness plan to assist small libraries in gathering information that will be invaluable in the event of an emergency. This plan, which focuses on fire and water disaster prevention, is devoted to using simple and inexpensive measures to prevent a disaster or to lessen its effect. The plan…

  2. 77 FR 67015 - New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-11-08

    ... declaration of October 30, 2012. Rockland and Westchester Counties for Individual Assistance and debris... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  3. 78 FR 41073 - Oklahoma; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-09

    ... designated for Individual Assistance and debris removal and emergency protective measures , including direct... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  4. 78 FR 66756 - Santa Clara Pueblo; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-06

    .... The Santa Clara Pueblo for Public Assistance (already designated for debris removal and emergency... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  5. Dissolved Organic Matter Assisted Transport of Hormones Through An Agricultural Soil

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jann, S.; Totsche, K. U.; Koegel-Knabner, I.; Schiffer, B.; Meyer, H. H. D.

    In the last years the disrupting activity of steroidal sex hormones like estrogens has been discussed for various ecosystems and even for human fertility. Once released into the environment, steroids pose a severe risk to fauna and man. After excretion of the relevant compounds or their metabolites by the target animals, the transition of biologically active substances via dung or manure onto soils and into the groundwa- ter cannot be excluded. Yet there is only little knowledge on the stability, degradation and transport pathways of steroids in soils. Just as little is known about the fate of anabolic steroids which are licensed as growth promotants for farm animals in many meat-exporting countries outside the EU (e.g. USA, Australia). We therefore studied the transport of Trenbolone-17 and Melengestrolacetate (MGA) with col- umn experiments employing aggregated agricultural field soil materials (Luvisol E and Bt horizons). The columns (14.6 cm in height, 4.7 cm in diameter) were perco- lated from bottom to top using a peristaltic pump. The mean volumetric flow rate was kept constant throughout the experiments at 20 ml h-1. Chloride was used as nonreac- tive tracer. The flow regime is controlled by two flow regions reflecting the dual mode pore size distribution of the aggregated soil material. Our results show that although the very high KOC values U Trenbolone: 24311 within the E-horizon; 21622 within the Bt-horizon and MGA: 16708 within the E-horizon; 59459 within the Bt horizon - we observe a quick breakthrough of low concentrations of the hormones simultaneous with the non-reactive tracer chloride. This points to the fact that within aggregated field soil, the risk for deep seepage of low concentrations of hormones is high.

  6. Exploring nursing students' level of preparedness for disaster response.

    PubMed

    Schmidt, Cheryl K; Davis, Jennifer M; Sanders, Jenna L; Chapman, Laura A; Cisco, Mary Catherine; Hady, Arlene R

    2011-01-01

    This descriptive study explores students' perceptions of personal and program preparedness for disasters. Participants in this online survey included 1,348 nursing students from every state plus Guam, Puerto Rico, and theVirgin Islands. The study explored three questions: a) the level of preparedness, including learning about different types of disasters, preparing disaster plans, creating disaster kits, and participating in community disaster response efforts; b) the impact of disasters on nursing students; and c) strategies to assist nursing students during disasters. Results indicated that nursing students throughout the country are generally not well prepared for disasters. Nurse educators need to develop strategies to prepare their students for disasters. The American Red Cross provides templates for organizations, including colleges and universities, to prepare their campuses for emergencies. Faculty need to collaborate with staff and students to develop and implement plans appropriate for their programs.

  7. Water quality assessment for sustainable agriculture in the Wet Tropics--a community-assisted approach.

    PubMed

    Faithful, John; Finlayson, Wendy

    2005-01-01

    A number of studies in north Queensland over the past two decades have concluded that large amounts of nutrients and sediments are exported from agricultural watersheds, particularly during wet season rainfall events. With the co-operation of a number of growers, runoff from Queensland Wet Tropics banana and cane farm paddocks in two distinct tropical river catchments was examined to provide an estimate of nutrient and sediment concentrations and export, with comparison to water quality of flow through a small urban lakes system. Median total nitrogen concentrations in cane drainage runoff (3110 microg N/L) were higher than for banana paddock drainage (2580 microg N/L), although the maximum concentration was recorded from a banana paddock (20,900 microg N/L). Nitrogen losses during post-event drainage flow were supplemented by high proportions of NO(X) (nitrate + nitrite) sourced from groundwater inputs. Banana paddocks had the highest maximum and median total phosphorus and TSS concentrations (5120 and 286 microg P/L, and 7250 and 75 mg/L respectively) compared to the cane farms (1430 and 50 microg P/L, and 1840 and 14 mg/L respectively). The higher phosphorus and TSS concentrations in the banana runoff were attributed to higher paddock slopes and a greater proportion of exposed ground surface during the wet season. Highest nutrient and TSS concentrations corresponded with samples collected near the peak discharge periods; however, the rising stage of the drainage flows, where the highest nutrient and TSS concentrations are often reported, were difficult to target because of the manual sampling strategy used. This study shows that high concentrations of nutrients and TSS occur in the runoff from cane and banana paddocks. Median total nitrogen, total phosphorus and TSS concentrations in flow through the urban lakes were 369 microg N/L, 16 microg P/L and 11 mg/L, respectively. Flux estimates of 9.2 kg N, 0.8 kg P and 126 kg TSS/ha were determined for drainage runoff

  8. 20 CFR 625.5 - Unemployment caused by a major disaster.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Unemployment caused by a major disaster. 625... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.5 Unemployment caused by a major disaster. (a) Unemployed worker. The unemployment of an unemployed worker is caused by a major disaster if— (1) The individual has...

  9. 20 CFR 625.5 - Unemployment caused by a major disaster.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Unemployment caused by a major disaster. 625... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.5 Unemployment caused by a major disaster. (a) Unemployed worker. The unemployment of an unemployed worker is caused by a major disaster if— (1) The individual has...

  10. 20 CFR 625.5 - Unemployment caused by a major disaster.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Unemployment caused by a major disaster. 625... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.5 Unemployment caused by a major disaster. (a) Unemployed worker. The unemployment of an unemployed worker is caused by a major disaster if— (1) The individual has...

  11. 20 CFR 625.5 - Unemployment caused by a major disaster.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Unemployment caused by a major disaster. 625... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.5 Unemployment caused by a major disaster. (a) Unemployed worker. The unemployment of an unemployed worker is caused by a major disaster if— (1) The individual has...

  12. 20 CFR 625.5 - Unemployment caused by a major disaster.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Unemployment caused by a major disaster. 625... DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.5 Unemployment caused by a major disaster. (a) Unemployed worker. The unemployment of an unemployed worker is caused by a major disaster if— (1) The individual has...

  13. 77 FR 61774 - Alabama; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-10-11

    ....033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Alabama; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Alabama (FEMA-4082-DR), dated September 21,...

  14. 77 FR 61774 - Louisiana; Amendment No. 13 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Louisiana; Amendment No. 13 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4080-DR), dated August 29,...

  15. Surviving Disasters

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henke, Karen Greenwood

    2008-01-01

    Schools play a unique role in communities when disaster strikes. They serve as shelter for evacuees and first responders; they are a trusted source of information; and once danger has passed, the district, as employer and community center, often serves as a foundation for recovery. Technology plays a key role in a school district's ability to…

  16. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Behavioral Health Disaster Response App.

    PubMed

    Seligman, Jamie; Felder, Stephanie S; Robinson, Maryann E

    2015-10-01

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the Department of Health and Human Services offers extensive disaster behavior health resources to assist disaster survivors in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural and manmade disasters. One of SAMHSA's most innovative resources is the SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App (SAMHSA Disaster App). The SAMHSA Disaster App prepares behavioral health responders for any type of traumatic event by allowing them to access disaster-related materials and other key resources right on their phone, at the touch of a button. The SAMHSA Disaster App is available on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry devices.

  17. 7 CFR 766.57 - Borrower acceptance of Disaster Set-Aside.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Borrower acceptance of Disaster Set-Aside. 766.57..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.57 Borrower acceptance of Disaster Set-Aside. The borrower must execute the appropriate Agency documents within 45...

  18. 7 CFR 766.53 - Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. 766.53 Section..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.53 Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. (a) The DSA amount is limited to the lesser of: (1) The first or...

  19. 7 CFR 766.60 - Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. 766.60 Section 766.60... AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.60 Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. The Agency will cancel a DSA if: (a) The Agency takes any primary loan servicing action...

  20. 7 CFR 766.61 - Reversal of a Disaster Set-Aside.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Reversal of a Disaster Set-Aside. 766.61 Section 766..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.61 Reversal of a Disaster Set-Aside. If the Agency determines that the borrower received an unauthorized DSA,...

  1. 7 CFR 766.60 - Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. 766.60 Section 766.60... AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.60 Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. The Agency will cancel a DSA if: (a) The Agency takes any primary loan servicing action...

  2. 7 CFR 766.53 - Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. 766.53 Section..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.53 Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. (a) The DSA amount is limited to the lesser of: (1) The first or...

  3. 7 CFR 766.53 - Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. 766.53 Section..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.53 Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. (a) The DSA amount is limited to the lesser of: (1) The first or...

  4. 7 CFR 766.53 - Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. 766.53 Section..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.53 Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. (a) The DSA amount is limited to the lesser of: (1) The first or...

  5. 7 CFR 766.60 - Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. 766.60 Section 766.60... AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.60 Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. The Agency will cancel a DSA if: (a) The Agency takes any primary loan servicing action...

  6. 7 CFR 766.60 - Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. 766.60 Section 766.60... AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.60 Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. The Agency will cancel a DSA if: (a) The Agency takes any primary loan servicing action...

  7. 7 CFR 766.60 - Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. 766.60 Section 766.60... AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.60 Canceling a Disaster Set-Aside. The Agency will cancel a DSA if: (a) The Agency takes any primary loan servicing action...

  8. 7 CFR 766.53 - Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. 766.53 Section..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECT LOAN SERVICING-SPECIAL Disaster Set-Aside § 766.53 Disaster Set-Aside amount limitations. (a) The DSA amount is limited to the lesser of: (1) The first or...

  9. 78 FR 49317 - North Carolina Disaster # NC-00054

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    2013-08-13

    ... 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business... Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Dated: August 6, 2013. Karen G. Mills, Administrator. BILLING CODE...

  10. Lake Elsinore disaster: The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

    PubMed

    Sutphen, S

    1983-09-01

    A case study of a flood which occurred at Lake Elsinore, California, February, 1980, focuses upon the assistance which the community received during both the flood and recovery periods. Relevant literature on disaster research is examined, including a model of disaster recovery, and the study places the events which occurred din Lake Elsinore within that recovery model. Implications for policy include the recommendation that decision-makers consider the pre-disaster growth of the community indecisions to support recovery assistance.

  11. 77 FR 52379 - Disaster Declaration #13239 and #13240; OHIO Disaster # H-00030

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    2012-08-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Disaster Declaration 13239 and 13240; OHIO Disaster H-00030 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business... Public Assistance Only for the State of OHIO (FEMA-4077- DR), dated 08/20/2012. Incident: Severe...

  12. Fractionation of trace elements in agricultural soils using ultrasound assisted sequential extraction prior to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric determination.

    PubMed

    Matong, Joseph M; Nyaba, Luthando; Nomngongo, Philiswa N

    2016-07-01

    The main objectives of this study were to determine the concentration of fourteen trace elements and to investigate their distribution as well as a contamination levels in selected agricultural soils. An ultrasonic assisted sequential extraction procedure derived from three-step BCR method was used for fractionation of trace elements. The total concentration of trace elements in soil samples was obtained by total digestion method in soil samples with aqua regia. The results of the extractable fractions revealed that most of the target trace elements can be transferred to the human being through the food chain, thus leading to serious human health. Enrichment factor (EF), geo-accumulation index (Igeo), contamination factor (CF), risk assessment code (RAC) and individual contamination factors (ICF) were used to assess the environmental impacts of trace metals in soil samples. The EF revealed that Cd was enriched by 3.1-7.2 (except in Soil 1). The Igeo results showed that the soils in the study area was moderately contaminated with Fe, and heavily to extremely polluted with Cd. The soil samples from the unplanted field was found to have highest contamination factor for Cd and lowest for Pb. Soil 3 showed a high risk for Tl and Cd with RAC values of greater than or equal to 50%. In addition, Fe, Ni, Cu, V, As, Mo (except Soil 2), Sb and Pb posed low environmental risk. The modified BCR sequential extraction method provided more information about mobility and environmental implication of studied trace elements in the study area.

  13. 75 FR 25283 - Mississippi; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2010-05-07

    ... and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide assistance for debris removal (Category A... Counties for debris removal (Category A), for 72 hours of the State's choosing and emergency protective... Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046,...

  14. 76 FR 13654 - Massachusetts; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2011-03-14

    ... authorized to provide assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B..., Essex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk Counties for debris removal and emergency protective....033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire...

  15. VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Research Coordinating Unit.

    TO ASSIST THOSE WHO MAKE DECISIONS RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE, RECENT RESEARCH IN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE IS SUMMARIZED. A 1963 STUDY TREATS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORK EXPERIENCE AND STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS, PLANS, AND ASPIRATIONS. STUDIES ON POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION CONCERN GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICIAN PROGRAMS, JUSTIFICATION…

  16. Transfusion service disaster planning.

    PubMed

    Bundy, K L; Foss, M L; Stubbs, J R

    2008-01-01

    The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, recently set forth a directive to develop a Mayo Emergency Incident Command System (MEICS) plan to respond to major disasters. The MEICS plan that was developed interfaces with national response plans to ensure effective communication and coordination between our institution and local, state, and federal agencies to establish a common language and communication structure. The MEICS plan addresses multiple aspects of dealing with resource needs during a crisis, including the need for blood and transfusion medicine services. The MEICS plan was developed to supplement our current local emergency preparedness procedures and provide a mechanism for responding to the escalating severity of an emergency to deal with situations of a magnitude that is outside the normal experience. A plan was developed to interface the existing Transfusion Medicine disaster plan standard operating procedures (SOP) with the institutional and Department of Laboratory Medicine (DLMP) MEICS plans. The first step in developing this interface was defining MEICS. Other major steps were defining the chain of command, developing a method for visually indicating who is "in charge," planning communication, defining the actions to be taken, assessing resource needs, developing flowcharts and updating SOPs, and developing a blood rationing team to deal with anticipated blood shortages. Several key features of the interface and updated disaster plan that were developed are calling trees for response personnel, plans for relocating leadership to alternative command centers, and action sheets to assist with resource assessment. The action sheets also provide documentation of key actions by response personnel.

  17. 13 CFR 123.4 - What is a disaster area and why is it important?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false What is a disaster area and why is it important? 123.4 Section 123.4 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Overview § 123.4 What is a disaster area and why is it important? Each...

  18. 13 CFR 123.4 - What is a disaster area and why is it important?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false What is a disaster area and why is it important? 123.4 Section 123.4 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Overview § 123.4 What is a disaster area and why is it important? Each...

  19. 13 CFR 123.4 - What is a disaster area and why is it important?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false What is a disaster area and why is it important? 123.4 Section 123.4 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Overview § 123.4 What is a disaster area and why is it important? Each...

  20. 13 CFR 123.4 - What is a disaster area and why is it important?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false What is a disaster area and why is it important? 123.4 Section 123.4 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Overview § 123.4 What is a disaster area and why is it important? Each...

  1. 13 CFR 123.4 - What is a disaster area and why is it important?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false What is a disaster area and why is it important? 123.4 Section 123.4 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Overview § 123.4 What is a disaster area and why is it important? Each...

  2. 13 CFR 123.303 - How can my business spend my economic injury disaster loan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false How can my business spend my economic injury disaster loan? 123.303 Section 123.303 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Economic Injury Disaster Loans § 123.303 How can my business spend...

  3. 77 FR 513 - Virginia; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Virginia; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia (FEMA-4042-DR), dated November...

  4. 78 FR 5475 - Pennsylvania; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2013-01-25

    ... (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Pennsylvania; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (FEMA-4099-DR), dated...

  5. 77 FR 71813 - Connecticut; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-12-04

    ... Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Connecticut; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Connecticut (FEMA-4087-DR), dated October...

  6. 78 FR 20123 - New Jersey; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2013-04-03

    ... (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency New Jersey; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for State of New Jersey (FEMA-4086-DR), dated October 30,...

  7. 77 FR 53902 - Vermont; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2012-09-04

    ....046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Vermont; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for State of Vermont (FEMA-4066-DR), dated June 22, 2012,...

  8. 76 FR 65739 - Iowa; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-10-24

    ....046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Iowa; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster... the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Iowa (FEMA-1998-DR), dated June 27,...

  9. 76 FR 65740 - Pennsylvania; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-10-24

    ... Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Pennsylvania; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (FEMA-4030-DR),...

  10. 78 FR 78993 - New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2013-12-27

    ....046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for State of New York (FEMA-4111-DR), dated April 23, 2013,...

  11. 12 CFR Appendix to Part 760 - Sample Form of Notice of Special Flood Hazards and Availability of Federal Disaster Relief...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... of Federal Disaster Relief Assistance We are giving you this notice to inform you that: The building... and Availability of Federal Disaster Relief Assistance Appendix to Part 760 Banks and Banking NATIONAL.... • Federal disaster relief assistance (usually in the form of a low-interest loan) may be available...

  12. 76 FR 34242 - Alabama; Amendment No. 16 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-06-13

    ... declaration of April 28, 2011. Escambia County for Individual Assistance (already designated for debris... for Individual Assistance and assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures..., Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management...

  13. Satellite Application for Disaster Management Information Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Okpanachi, George

    Abstract Satellites are becoming increasingly vital to modern day disaster management activities. Earth observation (EO) satellites provide images at various wavelengths that assist rapid-mapping in all phases of the disaster management cycle: mitigation of potential risks in a given area, preparedness for eventual disasters, immediate response to a disaster event, and the recovery/reconstruction efforts follo wing it. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) assist all the phases by providing precise location and navigation data, helping manage land and infrastructures, and aiding rescue crews coordinate their search efforts. Effective disaster management is a complex problem, because it involves many parameters, which are usually not easy to measure and even identify: Analysis of current situation, planning, optimum resource management, coordination, controlling and monitoring current activities and making quick and correct decisions are only some of these parameters, whose complete list is very long. Disaster management information systems (DMIS) assist disaster management to analyse the situation better, make decisions and suggest further actions following the emergency plans. This requires not only fast and thorough processing and optimization abilities, but also real-time data provided to the DMIS. The need of DMIS for disaster’s real-time data can be satisfied by small satellites data utilization. Small satellites can provide up-to-data, plus a better media to transfer data. This paper suggests a rationale and a framework for utilization of small Satellite data by DMIS. DMIS should be used ‘’before’’, ‘’during’’ and ‘’after’’ the disasters. Data provided by the Small Satellites are almost crucial in any period of the disasters, because early warning can save lives, and satellite data may help to identify disasters before they occur. The paper also presents’ ‘when’’,

  14. 44 CFR 206.203 - Federal grant assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federal grant assistance. 206.203 Section 206.203 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE Public Assistance...

  15. 7 CFR 735.109 - Disaster loss to be reported.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Disaster loss to be reported. 735.109 Section 735.109 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FARM SERVICE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REGULATIONS FOR WAREHOUSES REGULATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES WAREHOUSE ACT Warehouse...

  16. 7 CFR 735.109 - Disaster loss to be reported.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Disaster loss to be reported. 735.109 Section 735.109 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FARM SERVICE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REGULATIONS FOR WAREHOUSES REGULATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES WAREHOUSE ACT Warehouse...

  17. Disaster Management with a Next Generation Disaster Decision Support System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chen, Y.

    2015-12-01

    As populations become increasingly concentrated in large cities, the world is experiencing an inevitably growing trend towards the urbanisation of disasters. Scientists have contributed significant advances in understanding the geophysical causes of natural hazards and have developed sophisticated tools to predict their effects; while, much less attention has been devoted to tools that increase situational awareness, facilitate leadership, provide effective communication channels and data flow and enhance the cognitive abilities of decision makers and first responders. In this paper, we envisioned the capabilities of a next generation disaster decision support system and hence proposed a state-of-the-art system architecture design to facilitate the decision making process in natural catastrophes such as flood and bushfire by utilising a combination of technologies for multi-channel data aggregation, disaster modelling, visualisation and optimisation. Moreover, we put our thoughts into action by implementing an Intelligent Disaster Decision Support System (IDDSS). The developed system can easily plug in to external disaster models and aggregate large amount of heterogeneous data from government agencies, sensor networks, and crowd sourcing platforms in real-time to enhance the situational awareness of decision makers and offer them a comprehensive understanding of disaster impacts from diverse perspectives such as environment, infrastructure and economy, etc. Sponsored by the Australian Government and the Victorian Department of Justice (Australia), the system was built upon a series of open-source frameworks (see attached figure) with four key components: data management layer, model application layer, processing service layer and presentation layer. It has the potential to be adopted by a range of agencies across Australian jurisdictions to assist stakeholders in accessing, sharing and utilising available information in their management of disaster events.

  18. 75 FR 25283 - Mississippi; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-07

    ... debris removal , for 72 hours of the State's choosing and emergency protective measures , limited to..., Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management...

  19. Medical rehabilitation after natural disasters: why, when, and how?

    PubMed

    Rathore, Farooq A; Gosney, James E; Reinhardt, Jan D; Haig, Andrew J; Li, Jianan; DeLisa, Joel A

    2012-10-01

    Natural disasters can cause significant numbers of severe, disabling injuries, resulting in a public health emergency and requiring foreign assistance. However, since medical rehabilitation services are often poorly developed in disaster-affected regions and not highly prioritized by responding teams, physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) has historically been underemphasized in global disaster planning and response. Recent development of the specialties of "disaster medicine" and "disaster rehabilitation" has raised awareness of the critical importance of rehabilitation intervention during the immediate postdisaster emergency response. The World Health Organization Liaison Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation Disaster Relief of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine has authored this report to assess the role of emergency rehabilitation intervention after natural disasters based on current scientific evidence and subject matter expert accounts. Major disabling injury types are identified, and spinal cord injury, limb amputation, and traumatic brain injury are used as case studies to exemplify the challenges to effective management of disabling injuries after disasters. Evidence on the effectiveness of disaster rehabilitation interventions is presented. The authors then summarize the current state of disaster-related research, as well as lessons learned from PRM emergency rehabilitation response in recent disasters. Resulting recommendations for greater integration of PRM services into the immediate emergency disaster response are provided. This report aims to stimulate development of research and practice in the emerging discipline of disaster rehabilitation within organizations that provide medical rehabilitation services during the postdisaster emergency response.

  20. Development Bank Encourages Natural Disaster Planning

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zielinski, Sarah

    2006-02-01

    In an effort to make countries in Latin America and the Caribbean less vulnerable to natural disasters, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on 21 December 2005 that it has developed a new draft disaster risk management policy to encourage its member countries to plan for these events. The IDB, the major development bank for the region, decided to place a focus on natural disaster risk planning following several devastating disasters in the region in the 1990s, including 1998's Hurricane Mitch, said Caroline Clarke, IDB senior specialist in disaster prevention and risk management. The IDB provides loans, technical assistance, and policy guidance to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  1. Satellite communications for disaster relief operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sivo, J. N.

    1979-01-01

    The use of existing and planned communication satellite systems to provide assistance in the implementation of disaster relief operations on a global basis was discussed along with satellite communications system implications and their potential impact on field operations in disaster situations. Consideration are given to the utilization of both INTELSAT and MARISAT systems operating at frequencies ranging from 1.5 to 4 GHz and to the size and type of ground terminals necessary for satellite access. Estimates of communication requirements for a global system are given. Some discussion of cost estimates for satellite services to support operations are included. Studies of communication satellites for both pre and post disaster applications conducted for NOAA are included as well as recent experiments conducted in conjunction with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance of the Agency for International Development.

  2. 77 FR 55221 - Louisiana; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2012-09-07

    ... assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide assistance for debris removal and... West Baton Rouge Parishes for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B... Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant;...

  3. 75 FR 26975 - Tennessee; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2010-05-13

    ... Tipton Counties for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  4. [Water and sanitation in disaster situations].

    PubMed

    Jensen, Peter Kjaer Mackie; Meyrowitsch, Dan Wolf; Konradsen, Flemming

    2010-01-11

    When implementing water and sanitation in a disaster situation, it is of crucial importance that the intervention is grounded in the local cultural and socioeconomic context. The assistance provided in the response phase should facilitate short and long-term recovery and sustainable development of the affected community. The new model for disaster management which comprises an integrated continuous risk reduction phase, calls for a cross-disciplinary approach which combines the known life-saving response methods with modern development practices.

  5. Natural Disaster Induced Losses at Household Level: A Study on the Disaster Affected Migrants

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ishtiaque, A.; Nazem, N. I.; Jerin, T.

    2015-12-01

    Given its geographical location Bangladesh frequently confronts natural disasters. Disaster induced losses often obligate socio-economic dislocation from rural areas to large urban centers. After incurring what type/amount of losses people migrate is still unknown. In this paper we focus on migrants who migrated due to natural disasters. Thus, the objectives of this paper are, first, ascertaining the proportion of disaster migrants in Dhaka city; second, determining types of natural disasters which compel rural out-migration; third, assessing the resource and economic losses stem from these disasters at household level. Using the slum database (N = 4966), we select eight slums randomly with a purpose to include migrants from maximum districts available. In order to identify the proportion of disaster affected migrants a census is conducted in 407 households of those 8 slums and the result demonstrates that 18.43% of the migrants are disaster affected, which was only 5% in 1993. Out of all hydro-meteorological disasters, river bank erosion (RBE), followed by flood, drives most people out of their abode. However, unlike RBE migrants, migrants affected by flood usually return to their origin after certain period. In-depth interviews on the disaster migrants reveal that RBE claims total loss of homestead land & agricultural land while flood causes 20% and 23% loss respectively. Agricultural income decreases 96% because of RBE whereas flood victims encounter 98% decrease. People also incur 79% & 69% loss in livestock owing to RBE and flood severally. These disasters cause more than eighty percent reduction in total monthly income. Albeit RBE appears more vigorous but total economic loss is greater in flood- on average each household experiences a loss of BDT 350,555 due to flood and BDT 300,000 on account of RBE. Receiving no substantial support from community or government the affected people are compelled to migrate.

  6. Comprehensive analysis of information dissemination in disasters

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    Zhang, N.; Huang, H.; Su, Boni

    2016-11-01

    China is a country that experiences a large number of disasters. The number of deaths caused by large-scale disasters and accidents in past 10 years is around 900,000. More than 92.8 percent of these deaths could be avoided if there were an effective pre-warning system deployed. Knowledge of the information dissemination characteristics of different information media taking into consideration governmental assistance (information published by a government) in disasters in urban areas, plays a critical role in increasing response time and reducing the number of deaths and economic losses. In this paper we have developed a comprehensive information dissemination model to optimize efficiency of pre-warning mechanics. This model also can be used for disseminating information for evacuees making real-time evacuation plans. We analyzed every single information dissemination models for pre-warning in disasters by considering 14 media: short message service (SMS), phone, television, radio, news portals, Wechat, microblogs, email, newspapers, loudspeaker vehicles, loudspeakers, oral communication, and passive information acquisition via visual and auditory senses. Since governmental assistance is very useful in a disaster, we calculated the sensitivity of governmental assistance ratio. The results provide useful references for information dissemination during disasters in urban areas.

  7. 44 CFR 206.15 - Recovery of assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Recovery of assistance. 206.15 Section 206.15 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE General § 206.15 Recovery...

  8. 44 CFR 206.15 - Recovery of assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Recovery of assistance. 206.15 Section 206.15 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE General § 206.15 Recovery...

  9. New software for computer-assisted dental-data matching in Disaster Victim Identification and long-term missing persons investigations: "DAVID Web".

    PubMed

    Clement, J G; Winship, V; Ceddia, J; Al-Amad, S; Morales, A; Hill, A J

    2006-05-15

    In 1997 an internally supported but unfunded pilot project at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) Australia led to the development of a computer system which closely mimicked Interpol paperwork for the storage, later retrieval and tentative matching of the many AM and PM dental records that are often needed for rapid Disaster Victim Identification. The program was called "DAVID" (Disaster And Victim IDentification). It combined the skills of the VIFM Information Technology systems manager (VW), an experienced odontologist (JGC) and an expert database designer (JC); all current authors on this paper. Students did much of the writing of software to prescription from Monash University. The student group involved won an Australian Information Industry Award in recognition of the contribution the new software could have made to the DVI process. Unfortunately, the potential of the software was never realized because paradoxically the federal nature of Australia frequently thwarts uniformity of systems across the entire country. As a consequence, the final development of DAVID never took place. Given the recent problems encountered post-tsunami by the odontologists who were obliged to use the Plass Data system (Plass Data Software, Holbaek, Denmark) and with the impending risks imposed upon Victoria by the decision to host the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne during March 2006, funding was sought and obtained from the state government to update counter disaster preparedness at the VIFM. Some of these funds have been made available to upgrade and complete the DAVID project. In the wake of discussions between leading expert odontologists from around the world held in Geneva during July 2003 at the invitation of the International Committee of the Red Cross significant alterations to the initial design parameters of DAVID were proposed. This was part of broader discussions directed towards developing instruments which could be used by the ICRC's "The Missing

  10. 78 FR 72919 - New Mexico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to...-0001 New Mexico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major...

  11. Remote sensing utility in a disaster struck urban environment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rush, M.; Holguin, A.; Vernon, S.

    1974-01-01

    A project to determine the ways in which remote sensing can contribute to solutions of urban public health problems in time of natural disaster is discussed. The objectives of the project are to determine and describe remote sensing standard operating procedures for public health assistance during disaster relief operations which will aid the agencies and organizations involved in disaster intervention. Proposed tests to determine the validity of the remote sensing system are reported.

  12. 13 CFR 123.403 - When is your business eligible to apply for a pre-disaster mitigation loan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false When is your business eligible to apply for a pre-disaster mitigation loan? 123.403 Section 123.403 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Pre-Disaster Mitigation Loans § 123.403 When is your...

  13. 13 CFR 123.604 - How can my business spend my economic injury disaster loan under this subpart?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false How can my business spend my economic injury disaster loan under this subpart? 123.604 Section 123.604 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Economic Injury Disaster Loans as a Result of...

  14. Traditional Agriculture and Permaculture.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pierce, Dick

    1997-01-01

    Discusses benefits of combining traditional agricultural techniques with the concepts of "permaculture," a framework for revitalizing traditions, culture, and spirituality. Describes school, college, and community projects that have assisted American Indian communities in revitalizing sustainable agricultural practices that incorporate…

  15. Challenges in disaster data collection during recent disasters.

    PubMed

    Morton, Melinda; Levy, J Lee

    2011-06-01

    Gathering essential health data to provide rapid and effective medical relief to populations devastated by the effects of a disaster-producing event involves challenges. These challenges include response to environmental hazards, security of personnel and resources, political and economic issues, cultural barriers, and difficulties in communication, particularly between aid agencies. These barriers often impede the timely collection of key health data such as morbidity and mortality, rapid health and sheltering needs assessments, key infrastructure assessments, and nutritional needs assessments. Examples of these challenges following three recent events: (1) the Indian Ocean tsunami; (2) Hurricane Katrina; and (3) the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are reviewed. Some of the innovative and cutting-edge approaches for surmounting many of these challenges include: (1) the establishment of geographical information systems (GIS) mapping disaster databases; (2) establishing internet surveillance networks and data repositories; (3) utilization of personal digital assistant-based platforms for data collection; (4) involving key community stakeholders in the data collection process; (5) use of pre-established, local, collaborative networks to coordinate disaster efforts; and (6) exploring potential civil-military collaborative efforts. The application of these and other innovative techniques shows promise for surmounting formidable challenges to disaster data collection.

  16. Responding to disasters: academic medical centers' responsibilities and opportunities.

    PubMed

    Sklar, David P; Richards, Michael; Shah, Mark; Roth, Paul

    2007-08-01

    Disaster preparedness and disaster response should be a capability of all academic health centers. The authors explore the potential role and impact of academic medical centers (AMC)s in disaster response. The National Disaster Medical System and the evolution of disaster medical assistance teams (DMAT) are described, and the experience at one AMC with DMAT is reviewed. The recent deployment of a DMAT sponsored by an AMC to the Hurricane Katrina disaster is described, and the experience is used to illustrate the opportunities and challenges of future disaster medical training, research, and practice at AMCs. AMCs are encouraged to identify an appropriate academic unit to house and nurture disaster-preparedness activities, participate in education programs for health professionals and the public, and perform research on disaster epidemiology and response. Networks of AMCs offer the potential of acting as a critical resource for those AMCs stricken by a disaster and for communities needing the infusion of highly trained and motivated health care providers. The Association of American Medical Colleges can play a critical role in assisting and coordinating AMC networks through its relationship with all AMCs and the federal government and by increasing the awareness of medical educators and researchers about this important, emerging area of medical knowledge.

  17. [Mental health support for disaster relief personnel].

    PubMed

    Takahashi, Sho

    2014-01-01

    The Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake, which occurred on March 11, 2011, caused serious damage and resulted in numerous fatalities and almost 20,000 missing persons. Furthermore, a major accident accompanied by exudation of radioactive material occurred in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. A statement regarding the victims' mental health was issued by the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology on May 21, 2011, which established the Department of Disaster Psychiatry for the provision and assurance of long-term mental care support for the victims. The Department of Disaster Psychiatry was consequently reformed in April 2012, focusing on the following objectives: to verify the validity of current mental support methods; to ensure disaster psychiatry and medical care in Japan; and to promote human resource development that can respond to future large-scale disasters. Mental health support for disaster victims is of highest priority. However, the mental health of relief personnel, who act as front liners during disasters (i. e., police officers, fire fighters, Self-Defense Forces, and health care workers), has often been neglected. Therefore, countermeasures for the problems faced by relief personnel are indispensable for a more effective reconstruction. Volunteers are also important members of the disaster relief team and they have witnessed the actual tragedy, and some have experienced burnout. Thus, they require sufficient mental health support, as do relief personnel. We thought that the mental health of disaster relief personnel is an important issue; thus, we report their mental health needs, the systematic correspondence to disaster stress, and our works for relief assistance. As first responders, relief personnel even without prior disaster education proceed to the area of disaster and may get injured. We therefore suggest that prior to the occurrence of any disaster, networking, education, and disaster awareness should be advocated among relief

  18. 78 FR 39820 - Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Disaster #SD-00058

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    ... ADMINISTRATION Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Disaster SD-00058 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION... Assistance Only for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation (FEMA-4123-DR), dated 06/25/2013. Incident: Severe... adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Area: Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The Interest Rates...

  19. 76 FR 10081 - New Jersey Disaster Number NJ-00019

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    ... ADMINISTRATION New Jersey Disaster Number NJ-00019 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment... Assistance Only for the State of NEW JERSEY (FEMA--1954--DR), dated 02/04/2011. Incident: Severe Winter Storm... disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of NEW JERSEY, dated 02/04/2011,...

  20. 76 FR 76801 - New Jersey Disaster #NJ-00030

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    2011-12-08

    ... Doc No: 2011-31552] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration 12951 and 12952] New Jersey... the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of New Jersey (FEMA- 4048-DR), dated 11/30/2011. Incident: Severe Storm. Incident Period: 10/29/2011....

  1. 78 FR 73581 - New Mexico Disaster Number NM-00035

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    ... ADMINISTRATION New Mexico Disaster Number NM-00035 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment... Assistance Only for the State of New Mexico (FEMA-4152-DR), dated 10/29/2013. Incident: Severe Storms... disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of New Mexico, dated 10/29/2013,...

  2. 77 FR 69647 - New York; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2012-11-20

    ... declaration of a major disaster for the State of New York (FEMA-4085-DR), dated October 30, 2012, and related... affected by this major disaster: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Suffolk, and Queens Counties for Individual Assistance. Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Suffolk, and Queens Counties for...

  3. 78 FR 5475 - Pennsylvania; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    ... Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ``Stafford... sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford..., Cameron, Dauphin, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Monroe, Northampton, Pike,...

  4. 76 FR 13443 - California Disaster Number CA-00164

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    ... ADMINISTRATION California Disaster Number CA-00164 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment... Assistance Only for the State of California (FEMA-1952-DR), dated 01/26/2011. Incident: Severe Winter Storms... major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of California, dated...

  5. School Library Media Center Disaster Response Plan Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Illinois School Library Media Association, Fairfield.

    The best way to deal with a disaster or an emergency is to be prepared. Librarians must be aware of the emergencies which could arise, be ready to respond to them when they occur, and recover from them afterwards. Guidelines are offered by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) to assist in the preparation of a disaster plan and the…

  6. 78 FR 53492 - Iowa Disaster Number IA-00053

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    2013-08-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Iowa Disaster Number IA-00053 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. Amendment 1. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only...

  7. 77 FR 47907 - District of Columbia Disaster #DC-00005

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    2012-08-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION District of Columbia Disaster DC-00005 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice... Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington,...

  8. 76 FR 62131 - District of Columbia Disaster #DC-00003

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    2011-10-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION District of Columbia Disaster DC-00003 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice... Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 6050, Washington,...

  9. 77 FR 74907 - District of Columbia Disaster #DC-00006

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    2012-12-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION District of Columbia Disaster DC-00006 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice... Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington,...

  10. 76 FR 72021 - District of Columbia Disaster #DC-00004

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    2011-11-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION District of Columbia Disaster DC-00004 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice... Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington,...

  11. 78 FR 69739 - South Dakota Disaster # D-00063

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    2013-11-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION South Dakota Disaster D-00063 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for...

  12. 76 FR 31389 - Mississippi Disaster Number MS-00047

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    2011-05-31

    ... ADMINISTRATION Mississippi Disaster Number MS-00047 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment... Assistance Only for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1972-DR), dated 04/29/2011. Incident: Severe storms... major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of Mississippi, dated...

  13. 75 FR 26296 - Mississippi Disaster Number MS-00036

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    2010-05-11

    ... ADMINISTRATION Mississippi Disaster Number MS-00036 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment... Assistance Only for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1906-DR), dated 04/29/2010. Incident: Severe Storms... disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of Mississippi, dated 04/29/2010,...

  14. 76 FR 27141 - Mississippi Disaster Number MS-00047

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    2011-05-10

    ... ADMINISTRATION Mississippi Disaster Number MS-00047 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ] ACTION... Assistance Only for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1972-DR), dated 04/29/2011. Incident: Severe Storms... major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit Organizations in the State of Mississippi, dated...

  15. 75 FR 30871 - Mississippi Disaster Number MS-00039

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    2010-06-02

    ... ADMINISTRATION Mississippi Disaster Number MS-00039 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment... Assistance Only for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1916-DR), dated 05/14/2010. Incident: Severe Storms... disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations in the State of Mississippi, dated 05/14/2010,...

  16. 77 FR 51100 - Virginia Disaster No. VA-00048

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    2012-08-23

    ... ADMINISTRATION Virginia Disaster No. VA-00048 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1.... ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and..., Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite...

  17. 75 FR 475 - New Jersey Disaster #NJ-00012

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    2010-01-05

    ... Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of New Jersey (FEMA- 1867-DR), dated 12/22/2009. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida... the President's major disaster declaration on 12/22/2009, Private Non- Profit organizations...

  18. 75 FR 2895 - Virginia Disaster Number VA-00027

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    2010-01-19

    .... SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance... Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor'easter. Incident Period: 11/11/2009 through 11... INFORMATION: The notice of the President's major disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit organizations...

  19. Vocational Agriculture Handbook for Agriculture Cooperative Training.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Vocational Instructional Services.

    This handbook was designed to assist school administrators, vocational administrators, vocational agricultural teachers, and area consultants of vocational agriculture in developing, implementing, and improving an agricultural cooperative training program (especially in Texas). The handbook, which presents information in a narrative format,…

  20. Wildfire Disasters and Nursing.

    PubMed

    Hanes, Patricia Frohock

    2016-12-01

    Multiple factors contribute to wildfires in California and other regions: drought, winds, climate change, and spreading urbanization. Little has been done to study the multiple roles of nurses related to wildfire disasters. Major nursing organizations support disaster education for nurses. It is essential for nurses to recognize their roles in each phase of the disaster cycle: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Skills learned in the US federal all-hazards approach to disasters can then be adapted to more specific disasters, such as wildfires, and issues affecting health care. Nursing has an important role in each phase of the disaster cycle.

  1. Democracy, GDP, and the Impact of Natural Disasters

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    van der Vink, G.; Brett, A. P.; Burgess, E.; Cecil-Cockwell, D.; Chicoine, A.; Difiore, P.; Harding, J.; Millian, C.; Olivi, E.; Piaskowy, S.; Sproat, J.; van der Hoop, H.; Walsh, P.; Warren, A.; West, L.; Wright, G.

    2007-05-01

    In 1998 Amartya Sen won the Nobel Prize in economics for the observation that there has never been a famine in a nation with a democratic form of government and a free press. We find that a similar relationship can be demonstrated for all natural disasters. Data from the United Nations Food Programme and the United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance is used to display strong correlations between the democracy index, GDP, and the humanitarian impact of natural disasters. We find that nations in which disasters have high humanitarian impact, approximated by lives lost, are also nations which are below the median per capita GDP and the median democracy level. While the response to natural disasters varies from country to country, several additional global trends are observed. Since 1964, the number of recorded natural disasters has increased by a factor of five. During this same time period the number of deaths has decreased significantly. In particular, the humanitarian impact of the 'typical' natural disaster has decreased by a factor of five. Post-disaster foreign aid is the common response from the international community when a natural disaster strikes. Our study also compares the history of foreign aid grants distributed by the US Office of Foreign Disaster Aid (OFDA) with the number of deaths worldwide from natural disasters. We find that the amount of aid given is responsive to the degree of global humanitarian impact.

  2. 44 CFR 206.253 - Insurance requirements for facilities damaged by disasters other than flood.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... facilities damaged by disasters other than flood. 206.253 Section 206.253 Emergency Management and Assistance... by disasters other than flood. (a) Prior to approval of a Federal grant for the restoration of a facility and its contents which were damaged by a disaster other than flood, the Grantee shall notify...

  3. 44 CFR 206.253 - Insurance requirements for facilities damaged by disasters other than flood.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... facilities damaged by disasters other than flood. 206.253 Section 206.253 Emergency Management and Assistance... by disasters other than flood. (a) Prior to approval of a Federal grant for the restoration of a facility and its contents which were damaged by a disaster other than flood, the Grantee shall notify...

  4. 44 CFR 206.253 - Insurance requirements for facilities damaged by disasters other than flood.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... facilities damaged by disasters other than flood. 206.253 Section 206.253 Emergency Management and Assistance... by disasters other than flood. (a) Prior to approval of a Federal grant for the restoration of a facility and its contents which were damaged by a disaster other than flood, the Grantee shall notify...

  5. 44 CFR 206.253 - Insurance requirements for facilities damaged by disasters other than flood.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... facilities damaged by disasters other than flood. 206.253 Section 206.253 Emergency Management and Assistance... by disasters other than flood. (a) Prior to approval of a Federal grant for the restoration of a facility and its contents which were damaged by a disaster other than flood, the Grantee shall notify...

  6. 44 CFR 206.253 - Insurance requirements for facilities damaged by disasters other than flood.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... facilities damaged by disasters other than flood. 206.253 Section 206.253 Emergency Management and Assistance... by disasters other than flood. (a) Prior to approval of a Federal grant for the restoration of a facility and its contents which were damaged by a disaster other than flood, the Grantee shall notify...

  7. 13 CFR 123.302 - What is the interest rate on an economic injury disaster loan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Economic Injury Disaster Loans § 123.302 What is the interest rate on an economic injury disaster loan? Your economic injury loan will have an interest rate of 4 percent per annum... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false What is the interest rate on...

  8. Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DeWolfe, Deborah J.

    This field manual is intended for mental health workers and other human service providers who assist survivors following a disaster. It provides the basics of disaster mental health, with both specific and practical suggestions for workers. Essential information is included about disaster survivors' reactions and needs such as dealing with grief;…

  9. 13 CFR 123.104 - What interest rate will I pay on my home disaster loan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false What interest rate will I pay on... ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Home Disaster Loans § 123.104 What interest rate will I pay on my home disaster loan? If you can obtain credit elsewhere, your interest rate is set by a statutory formula,...

  10. Global disaster satellite communications system for disaster assessment and relief coordination

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Leroy, B. E.

    1979-01-01

    Global communication requirements for disaster assistance are analyzed in the light of operationally feasible satellite system concepts and associated system parameters. Present and planned commercially available systems are considered, together with an assessment of the associated global disaster communication yearly service costs. It is concluded that a likely number of transportable terminals required for long distance relief communications activities would be less than 10, with the transportation costs not expected to exceed 25% of the annual systems' cost. Consequently, no sound economic justification is seen for ground terminal development for the global disaster communications system.

  11. 78 FR 36556 - Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2013-06-18

    ... for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B) under the Public Assistance.... Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie Counties for debris removal and emergency protective....046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals...

  12. 76 FR 32985 - Georgia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2011-06-07

    ... declared major disaster: Bartow, Catoosa, Dade, Floyd, Polk, Spalding, and Walker Counties for Individual Assistance. Bartow, Catoosa, Coweta, Dade, Floyd, Greene, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Spalding, Troup, and Walker Counties for debris removal and emergency protective...

  13. 75 FR 62135 - Notice of Adjustment of Disaster Grant Amounts

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    2010-10-07

    .... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act... the 12-month period ended in August 2010. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department...

  14. 77 FR 50706 - Wisconsin; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2012-08-22

    ..., Bayfield, and Douglas Counties and the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa for Public Assistance. All... (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) W. Craig Fugate, Administrator,...

  15. 78 FR 51201 - Wisconsin; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2013-08-20

    ... the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Bayfield County for Public Assistance. All counties... (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator,...

  16. 75 FR 39959 - Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2010-07-13

    ... Minnesota have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Faribault, Freeborn, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Polk, Steele, and Wadena Counties for Public Assistance. All counties within the State...

  17. 78 FR 42148 - North Carolina Disaster #NC-00052

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    2013-07-15

    ... INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd... 59002 and 59008) Dated: July 9, 2013. Karen G. Mills, Administrator. BILLING CODE 8025-01-P...

  18. 76 FR 61731 - Iowa; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2011-10-05

    ..., under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Michael R. Scott, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal... adversely affected by this major disaster: Dubuque and Jackson Counties for Public Assistance. All...

  19. Disaster Preparation and Recovery

    MedlinePlus

    ... be a natural disaster, like a hurricane, tornado, flood or earthquake. It might also be man-made, ... the insurance you need, including special types, like flood insurance. No matter what kind of disaster you ...

  20. 44 CFR 206.171 - Crisis counseling assistance and training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE Other Individual... major disaster. (5) Grantee means the State mental health agency or other local or private mental health... Administrator to the State or local mental health agency designated by the Governor, prior to and separate...

  1. 44 CFR 206.171 - Crisis counseling assistance and training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE Other Individual... major disaster. (5) Grantee means the State mental health agency or other local or private mental health... Administrator to the State or local mental health agency designated by the Governor, prior to and separate...

  2. 44 CFR 206.171 - Crisis counseling assistance and training.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE Other Individual... major disaster. (5) Grantee means the State mental health agency or other local or private mental health... Administrator to the State or local mental health agency designated by the Governor, prior to and separate...

  3. International repatriation following overseas disasters.

    PubMed Central

    Jefferies, N J; Ramage, C; Bristow, A

    1991-01-01

    The repatriation of 33 hospitalized patients to the United Kingdom following the Joigny coach accident in 1990 is described. The repatriation was undertaken by medical staff from St Bartholomew's Hospital Careflight project and EuropAssistance using a chartered McDonnell Douglas 83 aircraft. All patients were repatriated without mishap, but a number of difficulties were encountered. It is recommended that agreement is reached in advance as to the organization that should handle overseas disasters involving British citizens. The organization should have expertise in repatriation as well as close ties with the NHS. A protocol should be designed and adhered to. The initial response should involve despatching a team to the disaster country and provision of a control centre in the U.K. Special arrangements need to be made for staff and equipment. Liason with the airlines and ambulance services is essential. PMID:1888420

  4. Serving through Disaster

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kuzyk, Raya

    2007-01-01

    Disaster planning focuses on future function and recovery, on helping libraries expeditiously return to their original states of operation. It all but ignores the concept of continuous function throughout a disaster. This is not true in the private and government sectors, however, which have managed to cover a wider load of disaster response…

  5. Disaster: Planning, Preparation, Prevention.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rutherford, Christine

    1990-01-01

    Discusses causes of library disasters and provides several examples of disasters. Emphasis is on the importance of awareness, insurance protection, a written disaster plan, cooperation with the fire marshall and insurance agent in planning, and staff training. Several elements of the written plan are listed. (22 references) (MES)

  6. Disaster Planning in Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wong, Yi Ling; Green, Ravonne

    2006-01-01

    Disaster preparedness is an important issue in library management today. This article presents a general overview of the theoretical aspects of disaster planning in libraries. The stages of disaster planning are a circular process of planning, prevention, response, recovery, preparedness, and training.

  7. Remote sensing utility in a disaster struck urban environment. [technology utilization

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rush, M.; Holguin, A.

    1975-01-01

    Standard operating procedures, utilizing remote sensing, are outlined for public health assistance during natural disaster relief operations. A manual to aid decision making for public health authorities is included. Flow charts which show the procedures that need to be implemented during a natural disaster are also included. Emphasis is placed on a preventive approach to the effects of disasters, and specifically to post-disaster problems that relate to public health concerns during the emergency phase of relief.

  8. Science-Driven Approach to Disaster Risk and Crisis Management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ismail-Zadeh, A.

    2014-12-01

    Disasters due to natural extreme events continue to grow in number and intensity. Disaster risk and crisis management requires long-term planning, and to undertake that planning, a science-driven approach is needed to understand and assess disaster risks and to help in impact assessment and in recovery processes after a disaster. Science is used in assessments and rapid modeling of the disaster impact, in forecasting triggered hazards and risk (e.g., a tsunami or a landslide after a large earthquake), in contacts with and medical treatment of the affected population, and in some other actions. At the stage of response to disaster, science helps to analyze routinely the disaster happened (e.g., the physical processes led to this extreme event; hidden vulnerabilities; etc.) At the stage of recovery, natural scientists improve the existing regional hazard assessments; engineers try to use new science to produce new materials and technologies to make safer houses and infrastructure. At the stage of disaster risk mitigation new scientific methods and approaches are being developed to study natural extreme events; vulnerability of society is periodically investigated, and the measures for increasing the resilience of society to extremes are developed; existing disaster management regulations are improved. At the stage of preparedness, integrated research on disaster risks should be developed to understand the roots of potential disasters. Enhanced forecasting and early warning systems are to be developed reducing predictive uncertainties, and comprehensive disaster risk assessment is to be undertaken at local, regional, national and global levels. Science education should be improved by introducing trans-disciplinary approach to disaster risks. Science can help society by improving awareness about extreme events, enhancing risk communication with policy makers, media and society, and assisting disaster risk management authorities in organization of local and regional

  9. Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kahn, Miriam B.

    Providing a customized disaster response plan to assist libraries in quick recovery, this resource also outlines step to minimize damage and protect materials before trouble strikes. The first section of the book, "Response," contains information how to handle small jobs in-house and suggestions for working with contractors--with an…

  10. 77 FR 42352 - Florida Disaster #FL-00072

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-18

    ...This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Florida (FEMA- 4068-DR), dated 07/09/2012. Incident: Tropical Storm Debby. Incident Period: 06/23/2012 and continuing. Effective Date: 07/09/2012. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/07/2012. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

  11. Reducing Uncertainty With Natural Disasters (Invited)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hooke, W. H.

    2013-12-01

    can always improve, predictive capabilities for disasters are already quite robust for most disaster phenomena. However, improving how scientists communicate the risk of disasters can become more meaningful if the communication shifts from discussion of the likelihood of occurrence to the potential consequences. In the weather community, this is referred to as impact-based forecasts. These forecasts provide information on the potential impacts of a disaster event on socioeconomic factors. Examples include heavy precipitation likely to cause flooded roads or winds strong enough to damage siding on buildings. By shifting the emphasis in communication from likelihood, information on consequences can assist the public with risk assessment that better captures the actual risk and consequently encourages actions that promote public safety.

  12. Designing a National Disaster Medical System.

    PubMed Central

    Brandt, E N; Mayer, W N; Mason, J O; Brown, D E; Mahoney, L E

    1985-01-01

    The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) is a partnership of private and public sectors to provide care to the victims of great disasters. The system is being developed as a voluntary cooperative effort of four major Federal agencies, State and local governments, and the American professional and hospital communities. A medical response component will include 150 disaster medical assistance units capable of clearing or staging operations in a disaster. Each unit will comprise three 29-person teams containing physicians, nurses, medical technicians, and support personnel and will include a 16-person unit command and support element. An evacuation component will be founded on the military aeromedical evacuation system, augmented by civilian aircraft and other transportation resources. A hospital component will enroll 100,000 pre-committed beds in hospitals throughout the nation. The system is designed to care for up to 100,000 casualties arising from a massive peacetime disaster or an overseas conventional military conflict. The National Disaster Medical System will be implemented over a period of 3 to 5 years. The authors recommend that all parts of the American health care community join in support of the system. PMID:3931158

  13. Educational Policy and the Two Major Approaches to Disaster Relief in the Third World.

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    Harris, Christopher

    In this paper, two major schools of thought regarding disaster and disaster assistance are identified and examined in order to bring to light their underlying assumptions about assistance and development in the Third World. The first section discusses the context of the problem, citing figures and presenting charts to illustrate the scope and…

  14. 76 FR 29083 - Agriculture Priorities and Allocations System

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-19

    ... restoration (civilian): Programs to protect or restore the agriculture and food system from terrorist attacks...: Programs to protect or restore the agriculture and food system from terrorist attacks, major disasters,...

  15. The epidemiology of disasters.

    PubMed

    Lechat, M F

    1976-06-01

    Over the last few years there has been an increasing awareness that some kind of disaster management should be possible. The emphasis is now moving from post-disaster improvisation to predisaster preparedness. The League of Red Cross Societies has increasingly encouraged predisaster planning in countries at risk. A new United Nations agency - United Nations Disaster Relief Office (UNDRO)- has been set up with headquarters in Geneva. Coordination and exchange of information between agencies engaged in disaster relief are becoming the rule rather than the exception, and a number of groups have started with the specific objective of making professional expertise available to disaster management. A number of private initiatives have been taken, meetings have been organized, research centers set up, and research projects launched. The study of disasters needs to be approached on a multidisciplinary basis, the more so since the health component is only one part of the broad disaster problem and, perhaps not the major one. Social scientists, psychologists, administrators, economists, geographers, have been or are conducting a number of studies on natural disasters. These studies have provided new insights and have proved most useful in preparing for disasters and increasing the effectiveness and acceptance of relief operations. This is a vital and challenging field, wide open for research. It is now time for epidemiologists and community health scientists to enter the fray and provide much needed information on which a rational, effective and flexible policy for the management of disasters can be based.

  16. The epidemiology of disasters.

    PubMed Central

    Lechat, M. F.

    1976-01-01

    Over the last few years there has been an increasing awareness that some kind of disaster management should be possible. The emphasis is now moving from post-disaster improvisation to predisaster preparedness. The League of Red Cross Societies has increasingly encouraged predisaster planning in countries at risk. A new United Nations agency - United Nations Disaster Relief Office (UNDRO)- has been set up with headquarters in Geneva. Coordination and exchange of information between agencies engaged in disaster relief are becoming the rule rather than the exception, and a number of groups have started with the specific objective of making professional expertise available to disaster management. A number of private initiatives have been taken, meetings have been organized, research centers set up, and research projects launched. The study of disasters needs to be approached on a multidisciplinary basis, the more so since the health component is only one part of the broad disaster problem and, perhaps not the major one. Social scientists, psychologists, administrators, economists, geographers, have been or are conducting a number of studies on natural disasters. These studies have provided new insights and have proved most useful in preparing for disasters and increasing the effectiveness and acceptance of relief operations. This is a vital and challenging field, wide open for research. It is now time for epidemiologists and community health scientists to enter the fray and provide much needed information on which a rational, effective and flexible policy for the management of disasters can be based. PMID:959212

  17. 44 CFR 300.2 - Technical assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Technical assistance. 300.2 Section 300.2 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ASSISTANCE § 300.2 Technical assistance. Requests...

  18. 13 CFR 123.105 - How much can I borrow with a home disaster loan and what limits apply on use of funds and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false How much can I borrow with a home... Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Home Disaster Loans § 123.105 How much can I borrow with a home disaster loan and what limits apply on use of funds and...

  19. Natural disasters and insurance and reinsurance

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Berz, G.

    1991-01-01

    Great natural disasters, that is, those exceeding the economic capacity of the affected region and requiring national or international assistance, have increased dramatically in number and scope over the past few decades. As the accompanying graph shows, on average, from the 1960's to the 1980's there has been a five-fold increase in frequency of natural disasters, an increase in total economic losses by a factor of 3.3 and a rise of total insured losses by a factor of 5.8

  20. Hurricane Sandy nutrition support during disasters.

    PubMed

    Trento, Laura; Allen, Sarah

    2014-10-01

    Natural disasters and weather-related emergencies can strike at a moment's notice. Individuals with chronic health conditions and other special needs are especially vulnerable. Basic services such as water, electricity, gas, and telephone service may not be available. Home parenteral and enteral nutrition consumers are at a serious risk as they depend on clean water and power for nutrient delivery. Creating a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan is imperative for both the home parenteral and enteral consumer and home care provider to ensure that special needs are met. Home care providers can assist home parenteral and enteral consumers in disaster and emergency planning.

  1. Natural factors of technological disasters in Russia

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Petrova, Elena

    2010-05-01

    precipitation (especially in liquid form) in cold seasons and alternation of thaw periods and cold spells may trigger abruption of transmission facilities and other lines of communication, sudden collapses of structures and roofs, increasing in number of transport accidents. Fires and explosions caused by heat may be more frequent in south regions. The area of agricultural accidents may be extending. Permafrost area comes to 63 percent in total area of Russia. Expected permafrost thawing may produce risk of roads, railways, and pipelines disruption, destruction of dangerous waste storages, and sudden collapse of buildings and other structures. The problem of relationships between natural hazards and technological disasters needs further investigation, especially from the point of view of climate change expected.

  2. Hurricane Katrina disaster diplomacy.

    PubMed

    Kelman, Ilan

    2007-09-01

    Hurricane Katrina struck the United States at the end of August 2005. The consequent devastation appeared to be beyond the US government's ability to cope with and aid was offered by several states in varying degrees of conflict with the US. Hurricane Katrina therefore became a potential case study for 'disaster diplomacy', which examines how disaster-related activities do and do not yield diplomatic gains. A review of past disaster diplomacy work is provided. The literature's case studies are then categorised using a new typology: propinquity, aid relationship, level and purpose. Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath are then placed in the context of the US government's foreign policy, the international response to the disaster and the US government's reaction to these responses. The evidence presented is used to discuss the potential implications of Hurricane Katrina disaster diplomacy, indicating that factors other than disaster-related activities generally dominate diplomatic relations and foreign policy.

  3. International disaster research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Silverstein, Martin Elliot

    1991-01-01

    No existing telecommunications system can be expected to provide strategy and tactics appropriate to the complex, many faceted problem of disaster. Despite the exciting capabilities of space, communications, remote sensing, and the miracles of modern medicine, complete turnkey transfers to the disaster problem do not make the fit, and cannot be expected to do so. In 1980, a Presidential team assigned the mission of exploring disaster response within the U.S. Federal Government encountered an unanticipated obstacle: disaster was essentially undefined. In the absence of a scientifically based paradigm of disaster, there can be no measure of cost effectiveness, optimum design of manpower structure, or precise application of any technology. These problems spawned a 10-year, multidisciplinary study designed to define the origins, anatomy, and necessary management techniques for catastrophes. The design of the study necessarily reflects interests and expertise in disaster medicine, emergency medicine, telecommunications, computer communications, and forencsic sciences. This study is described.

  4. Forensic odontology, part 2. Major disasters.

    PubMed

    Hinchliffe, J

    2011-03-26

    We have only to look back over the last 12 months to realise that time and time again, an incident occurs where there are mass fatalities. These incidents have instant and long-lasting impact on families, communities and sometimes whole countries. The aim of this paper is to emphasise the need for an efficient and sensitive response to assist in the identification of victims of such incidents and the necessity for trained team responses. Many countries now have Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) teams that are multi-disciplinary, and plans and protocols in place in readiness. The paper can only hope to give a brief overview of the disaster situation for the reader: whole books have been written on this topic. The forensic odontologist has a major role in disaster incidents when there are accurate and available antemortem dental records.

  5. When is a natural disaster a development disaster; when is a natural disaster not a disaster?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mutter, J. C.; Archibong, B.; Pi, D.

    2009-12-01

    Extremes of nature like hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes influence human welfare in a variety of ways. While it might seem counterintuitive, evidence from long run macro-economic data suggests that when natural extremes are especially destructive to human societies, and earn the title “natural disaster” they can actually have a beneficial effect on development. The process involved may be akin to the “The gale of creative destruction” first described by the economist Joseph Schumpeter. Applied to disasters the notion is that, in the short term, disasters can stimulate certain industries such as construction with capital flows coming into the disaster region from outside sources such as central government or international aid that can stimulate the economy. Longer term, outdated and inefficient public and private infrastructure destroyed in the disaster can be replaced by up to date, efficient systems that permit the economy to function more effectively, so that post-disaster growth can exceed pre-disaster levels. Disasters are macro-economic shocks, fundamentally similar to the banking shock that lead to the current global recession and, in the same way require external capital stimuli to overcome and that stimulus can result in stronger economies after recovery. These large-scale and long-run trends disguise the fact that disasters have very different development outcomes for different societies. Globally, there is evidence that poorer countries are not systematically stimulated by disaster shocks and may even be driven into poverty traps by certain disasters. Locally, the recovery from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans has had been very different for different social groups, with both over-recovery and under-recovery occurring simultaneously and in close proximity. We discuss the conditions under which disasters might be a stimulating force and when they might lead to development setbacks.

  6. 77 FR 15787 - Washington; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-16

    ... State of Washington have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Clallam, Grays Harbor, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties for Public Assistance. All counties within the State of Washington are eligible to apply for assistance...

  7. 78 FR 45548 - South Dakota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-29

    ... and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ``Stafford Act''), as follows: I have... Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ``Stafford Act''). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster... assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation will...

  8. 75 FR 15452 - South Dakota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-29

    ... warranted. This assistance excludes regular time costs for the sub-grantees' regular employees. Consistent... amended, Nancy M. Casper, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major...--Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig...

  9. Investigating the key indicators for evaluating post-disaster shelter.

    PubMed

    Nath, Ronita; Shannon, Harry; Kabali, Conrad; Oremus, Mark

    2016-09-22

    This study sought to identify the primary indicators for evaluating shelter assistance following natural disasters and then to develop a shelter evaluation instrument based on these indicators. Electronic databases and the 'grey' literature were scoured for publications with a relation to post-disaster shelter assistance. Indicators for evaluating such assistance were extracted from these publications. In total, 1,525 indicators were extracted from 181 publications. A preliminary evaluation instrument was designed from these 1,525 indicators. Shelter experts checked the instrument for face and content validity, and it was revised subsequently based on their input. The revised instrument comprises a version for use by shelter agencies (48 questions that assess 23 indicators) and a version for use by beneficiaries (52 questions that assess 22 indicators). The instrument can serve as a standardised tool to enable groups to gauge whether or not the shelter assistance that they supply meets the needs of disaster-affected populations.

  10. Controlling disasters: recognising latent goals after Hurricane Katrina.

    PubMed

    Miller, Lee M

    2012-01-01

    Classic sociological theory can be used to interpret the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall in the United States on 29 August 2005. The delayed and ineffective response to the storm and the subsequent failure of the levees become more understandable when one considers the latent goals of social control in disaster recovery. Constructing the survivors as suspect or criminal and conceptualising the impacts of the disaster as individual problems occurred in order to justify the emphasis on controlling the survivors of Katrina rather than on assisting them. Parallels are drawn here between the disaster response featuring social control efforts and a recent paradigmatic shift in criminal justice from justice to 'risk management'. Recognition of the implicit aims of the inadequate disaster response provides a more complete explanation of why post-Katrina efforts failed to achieve the manifest goals of response and recovery. The conclusion suggests ways to ensure more equitable and just disaster responses.

  11. Disaster Preparedness Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Michael, Douglas O.

    Prepared for use by the staff of a community college library, this manual describes the natural, building, and human hazards which can result in disaster in a library and outlines a set of disaster prevention measures and salvage procedures. A list of salvage priorities, floor plans for all three levels of Bourke Memorial Library, and staff duties…

  12. Characteristics of Medical Teams in Disaster.

    PubMed

    Oldenburger, David; Baumann, Andrea; Banfield, Laura

    2017-04-01

    Disasters present unique challenges for teams providing medical assistance to those populations impacted by the event. This scoping review focused on the characteristics of medical teams in disaster and how these characteristics are developed. The scoping review methods of Arksey and O'Malley were followed. An inductive thematic analysis of selected articles was used to identify recurrent themes. A total of 6,521 articles were reviewed from eight databases, yielding 33 articles. Four recurrent theme groups were identified: (1) adaptability, flexibility, and improvisation; (2) creativity and innovation; (3) experience and training; and (4) leadership and command structure. The study highlighted key characteristics identified by responders for effective team functioning and interdependence between the characteristics. It also identified the paucity of literature on the subject. Results from the study can help to guide future research and training development for medical teams in disaster. Oldenburger D , Baumann A , Banfield L . Characteristics of medical teams in disaster. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017;32(2):195-200.

  13. Large-Scale Disasters

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gad-El-Hak, Mohamed

    "Extreme" events - including climatic events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and drought - can cause massive disruption to society, including large death tolls and property damage in the billions of dollars. Events in recent years have shown the importance of being prepared and that countries need to work together to help alleviate the resulting pain and suffering. This volume presents a review of the broad research field of large-scale disasters. It establishes a common framework for predicting, controlling and managing both manmade and natural disasters. There is a particular focus on events caused by weather and climate change. Other topics include air pollution, tsunamis, disaster modeling, the use of remote sensing and the logistics of disaster management. It will appeal to scientists, engineers, first responders and health-care professionals, in addition to graduate students and researchers who have an interest in the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters.

  14. Epidemics after natural disasters.

    PubMed

    Watson, John T; Gayer, Michelle; Connolly, Maire A

    2007-01-01

    The relationship between natural disasters and communicable diseases is frequently misconstrued. The risk for outbreaks is often presumed to be very high in the chaos that follows natural disasters, a fear likely derived from a perceived association between dead bodies and epidemics. However, the risk factors for outbreaks after disasters are associated primarily with population displacement. The availability of safe water and sanitation facilities, the degree of crowding, the underlying health status of the population, and the availability of healthcare services all interact within the context of the local disease ecology to influence the risk for communicable diseases and death in the affected population. We outline the risk factors for outbreaks after a disaster, review the communicable diseases likely to be important, and establish priorities to address communicable diseases in disaster settings.

  15. A STUDY ON EMERGENCYWATER DELIVERY IN WIDE-AREA EARTHQUAKE DISASTER - A CASE STUDY OF THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER -

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ohnishi, Yoji; Kuwata, Yasuko

    The Great East Japan earthquake disaster caused water outage to 2. 25 million customers in all the eastern part of Japan. It was so-called "wide-area earthquake disaster". Japanwater supply authorities have improved disaster assistant system after the lessons learned from the Kobe earthquake. This study focuses on the emergency response capacity on water delivery in such a wide-area earthquake disaster reviewing the activity in assisting and assisted municipalities during the latest earthquake. The total of 355 water trucks dispatched is thought to be the maximum from the availablemunicipalities. It is turned out that the objective amount of 3 litters per person by the water delivery cannot be reached in the wide-area earthquake disaster.

  16. 76 FR 34243 - Mississippi; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-13

    ... Direct Federal Assistance for debris removal for those areas within counties designated for Public..., FEMA shall obtain any applicable private insurance payments for debris removal to reimburse Federal... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  17. 76 FR 34243 - Alabama; Amendment No. 14 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-13

    ... Direct Federal Assistance for debris removal for those areas within counties designated for Public..., FEMA shall obtain any applicable private insurance payments for debris removal to reimburse Federal... Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance...

  18. A WiFi Public Address System for Disaster Management

    PubMed Central

    Andrade, Nicholas; Palmer, Douglas A.; Lenert, Leslie A.

    2006-01-01

    The WiFi Bullhorn is designed to assist emergency workers in the event of a disaster situation by offering a rapidly configurable wireless public address system for disaster sites. The current configuration plays either pre recorded or custom recorded messages and utilizes 802.11b networks for communication. Units can be position anywhere wireless coverage exists to help manage crowds or to recall first responders from dangerous areas. PMID:17238466

  19. Domestic Disasters and Geospatial Technology for the Defense Logistics Agency

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-01

    of this report is to analyze the use of a Geographic Information System ( GIS ) for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The report found four common...areas for improvement in Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief response. This report explored how using a GIS in disaster response could alleviate...location’s demand. Vehicle Routing Problem Spreadsheet Solver used GIS technology to identify the location or each demand location and the amount of

  20. A WiFi public address system for disaster management.

    PubMed

    Andrade, Nicholas; Palmer, Douglas A; Lenert, Leslie A

    2006-01-01

    The WiFi Bullhorn is designed to assist emergency workers in the event of a disaster situation by offering a rapidly configurable wireless of public address system for disaster sites. The current configuration plays either pre recorded or custom recorded messages and utilizes 802.11b networks for communication. Units can be position anywhere wireless coverage exists to help manage crowds or to recall first responders from dangerous areas.

  1. Innovativ Airborne Sensors for Disaster Management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Altan, M. O.; Kemper, G.

    2016-06-01

    Modern Disaster Management Systems are based on 3 columns, crisis preparedness, early warning and the final crisis management. In all parts, special data are needed in order to analyze existing structures, assist in the early warning system and in the updating after a disaster happens to assist the crises management organizations. How can new and innovative sensors assist in these tasks? Aerial images have been frequently used in the past for generating spatial data, however in urban structures not all information can be extracted easily. Modern Oblique camera systems already assist in the evaluation of building structures to define rescue paths, analyze building structures and give also information of the stability of the urban fabric. For this application there is no need of a high geometric accurate sensor, also SLC Camera based Oblique Camera system as the OI X5, which uses Nikon Cameras, do a proper job. Such a camera also delivers worth full information after a Disaster happens to validate the degree of deformation in order to estimate stability and usability for the population. Thermal data in combination with RGB give further information of the building structure, damages and potential water intrusion. Under development is an oblique thermal sensor with 9 heads which enables nadir and oblique thermal data acquisition. Beside the application for searching people, thermal anomalies can be created out of humidity in constructions (transpiration effects), damaged power lines, burning gas tubes and many other dangerous facts. A big task is in the data analysis which should be made automatically and fast. This requires a good initial orientation and a proper relative adjustment of the single sensors. Like that, many modern software tools enable a rapid data extraction. Automated analysis of the data before and after a disaster can highlight areas of significant changes. Detecting anomalies are the way to get the focus on the prior area. Also Lidar supports

  2. Vulnerability of Coastal Communities from Storm Surge and Flood Disasters.

    PubMed

    Bathi, Jejal Reddy; Das, Himangshu S

    2016-02-19

    Disasters in the form of coastal storms and hurricanes can be very destructive. Preparing for anticipated effects of such disasters can help reduce the public health and economic burden. Identifying vulnerable population groups can help prioritize resources for the most needed communities. This paper presents a quantitative framework for vulnerability measurement that incorporates both socioeconomic and flood inundation vulnerability. The approach is demonstrated for three coastal communities in Mississippi with census tracts being the study unit. The vulnerability results are illustrated as thematic maps for easy usage by planners and emergency responders to assist in prioritizing their actions to vulnerable populations during storm surge and flood disasters.

  3. Vulnerability of Coastal Communities from Storm Surge and Flood Disasters

    PubMed Central

    Bathi, Jejal Reddy; Das, Himangshu S.

    2016-01-01

    Disasters in the form of coastal storms and hurricanes can be very destructive. Preparing for anticipated effects of such disasters can help reduce the public health and economic burden. Identifying vulnerable population groups can help prioritize resources for the most needed communities. This paper presents a quantitative framework for vulnerability measurement that incorporates both socioeconomic and flood inundation vulnerability. The approach is demonstrated for three coastal communities in Mississippi with census tracts being the study unit. The vulnerability results are illustrated as thematic maps for easy usage by planners and emergency responders to assist in prioritizing their actions to vulnerable populations during storm surge and flood disasters. PMID:26907313

  4. 44 CFR 204.52 - Application and approval procedures for a subgrant under a fire management assistance grant.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER... Principal Advisor to assist in the preparation of Project Worksheets. (3) The State will be the...

  5. Epidemiological study air disaster in Amsterdam (ESADA): study design

    PubMed Central

    Slottje, Pauline; Huizink, Anja C; Twisk, Jos WR; Witteveen, Anke B; van der Ploeg, Henk M; Bramsen, Inge; Smidt, Nynke; Bijlsma, Joost A; Bouter, Lex M; van Mechelen, Willem; Smid, Tjabe

    2005-01-01

    Background In 1992, a cargo aircraft crashed into apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 victims and destroying 266 apartments. In the aftermath there were speculations about the cause of the crash, potential exposures to hazardous materials due to the disaster and the health consequences. Starting in 2000, the Epidemiological Study Air Disaster in Amsterdam (ESADA) aimed to assess the long-term health effects of occupational exposure to this disaster on professional assistance workers. Methods/Design Epidemiological study among all the exposed professional fire-fighters and police officers who performed disaster-related task(s), and hangar workers who sorted the wreckage of the aircraft, as well as reference groups of their non-exposed colleagues who did not perform any disaster-related tasks. The study took place, on average, 8.5 years after the disaster. Questionnaires were used to assess details on occupational exposure to the disaster. Health measures comprised laboratory assessments in urine, blood and saliva, as well as self-reported current health measures, including health-related quality of life, and various physical and psychological symptoms. Discussion In this paper we describe and discuss the design of the ESADA. The ESADA will provide additional scientific knowledge on the long-term health effects of technological disasters on professional workers. PMID:15921536

  6. 20 CFR 625.3 - Reemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Reemployment assistance. 625.3 Section 625.3 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.3 Reemployment assistance. (a) State assistance. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  7. 20 CFR 625.3 - Reemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Reemployment assistance. 625.3 Section 625.3 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.3 Reemployment assistance. (a) State assistance. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  8. 20 CFR 625.3 - Reemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Reemployment assistance. 625.3 Section 625.3 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.3 Reemployment assistance. (a) State assistance. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  9. 20 CFR 625.3 - Reemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Reemployment assistance. 625.3 Section 625.3 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.3 Reemployment assistance. (a) State assistance. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  10. 20 CFR 625.3 - Reemployment assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Reemployment assistance. 625.3 Section 625.3 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE § 625.3 Reemployment assistance. (a) State assistance. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  11. 44 CFR 206.117 - Housing assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Housing assistance. 206.117... Households § 206.117 Housing assistance. (a) Purpose. FEMA may provide financial or direct assistance under this section to respond to the disaster-related housing needs of individuals and households. (b)...

  12. 44 CFR 206.117 - Housing assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Housing assistance. 206.117... Households § 206.117 Housing assistance. (a) Purpose. FEMA may provide financial or direct assistance under this section to respond to the disaster-related housing needs of individuals and households. (b)...

  13. 44 CFR 206.117 - Housing assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Housing assistance. 206.117... Households § 206.117 Housing assistance. (a) Purpose. FEMA may provide financial or direct assistance under this section to respond to the disaster-related housing needs of individuals and households. (b)...

  14. 44 CFR 206.117 - Housing assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true Housing assistance. 206.117... Households § 206.117 Housing assistance. (a) Purpose. FEMA may provide financial or direct assistance under this section to respond to the disaster-related housing needs of individuals and households. (b)...

  15. 44 CFR 300.3 - Financial assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true Financial assistance. 300.3... HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ASSISTANCE § 300.3 Financial assistance. (a) The... quarterly financial and performance reports to the Regional Administrator. Reporting shall be by...

  16. 44 CFR 300.3 - Financial assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Financial assistance. 300.3... HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ASSISTANCE § 300.3 Financial assistance. (a) The... quarterly financial and performance reports to the Regional Administrator. Reporting shall be by...

  17. 44 CFR 300.3 - Financial assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Financial assistance. 300.3... HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ASSISTANCE § 300.3 Financial assistance. (a) The... quarterly financial and performance reports to the Regional Administrator. Reporting shall be by...

  18. 44 CFR 300.3 - Financial assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Financial assistance. 300.3... HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ASSISTANCE § 300.3 Financial assistance. (a) The... quarterly financial and performance reports to the Regional Administrator. Reporting shall be by...

  19. 44 CFR 300.3 - Financial assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Financial assistance. 300.3... HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ASSISTANCE § 300.3 Financial assistance. (a) The... quarterly financial and performance reports to the Regional Administrator. Reporting shall be by...

  20. 44 CFR 206.227 - Snow assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true Snow assistance. 206.227 Section 206.227 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF... Snow assistance. Emergency or major disaster declarations based on snow or blizzard conditions will...

  1. 44 CFR 206.227 - Snow assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Snow assistance. 206.227 Section 206.227 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF... Snow assistance. Emergency or major disaster declarations based on snow or blizzard conditions will...

  2. 44 CFR 206.227 - Snow assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Snow assistance. 206.227 Section 206.227 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF... Snow assistance. Emergency or major disaster declarations based on snow or blizzard conditions will...

  3. 44 CFR 206.227 - Snow assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Snow assistance. 206.227 Section 206.227 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF... Snow assistance. Emergency or major disaster declarations based on snow or blizzard conditions will...

  4. Disaster Management through Experiential Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rijumol, K. C.; Thangarajathi, S.; Ananthasayanam, R.

    2010-01-01

    Disasters can strike at any time, at any place. The world is becoming increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters. From earthquakes to floods and famines, mankind is even more threatened by the forces of nature. The Theme of the 2006 to 2007 International Day for Disaster Reduction was "Disaster Risk Reduction begins at schools" and…

  5. Disaster Workers: Trauma and Social Support

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-05-01

    Disaster * Forty-six percent (46%) worked with survivors of the crash, and 32% of these 0 worked with children who survived * Sixty percent (60%) worked...with the dead directly, 48% of these with children who died. * Twenty.percent (20%) worked as firefighters. Others worked assisting survivors... children . (22%) * Spent time with peers and friends. (22%) * Thought about the crash when they didn’t mean to. (22%) 0 * Avoided letting themselves get

  6. 77 FR 66083 - Florida Disaster # FL-00076

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    2012-11-01

    ...This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Florida (FEMA- 4084-DR), dated 10/18/2012. Incident: Hurricane Isaac. Incident Period: 08/27/2012 through 08/29/2012. Effective Date: 10/18/2012. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/17/2012. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

  7. Natural disasters and the lung.

    PubMed

    Robinson, Bruce; Alatas, Mohammad Fahmi; Robertson, Andrew; Steer, Henry

    2011-04-01

    As the world population expands, an increasing number of people are living in areas which may be threatened by natural disasters. Most of these major natural disasters occur in the Asian region. Pulmonary complications are common following natural disasters and can result from direct insults to the lung or may be indirect, secondary to overcrowding and the collapse in infrastructure and health-care systems which often occur in the aftermath of a disaster. Delivery of health care in disaster situations is challenging and anticipation of the types of clinical and public health problems faced in disaster situations is crucial when preparing disaster responses. In this article we review the pulmonary effects of natural disasters in the immediate setting and in the post-disaster aftermath and we discuss how this could inform planning for future disasters.

  8. Disaster Rebuilding Assistance Act of 2009

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA

    2009-04-01

    04/01/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  9. Business Disaster Recovery Assistance Act of 2010

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2

    2010-05-06

    05/07/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  10. Disaster Assistance Voting Act of 2009

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Davis, Artur [D-AL-7

    2009-07-30

    07/31/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  11. Disaster Assistance Recoupment Fairness Act of 2014

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5

    2014-12-01

    12/02/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  12. Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2009

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Hill, Baron P. [D-IN-9

    2009-11-19

    11/20/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  13. Rural Disaster Assistance Improvement Act of 2009

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Hodes, Paul W. [D-NH-2

    2009-12-11

    12/12/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  14. 76 FR 39419 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Data Collection of the Disaster...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-06

    ... Disaster Housing Assistance Program Incremental Rent Transition Study AGENCY: Office of the Chief...-mail Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov ; or telephone (202) 402-3400. This is not a toll-free... Collection of the Disaster Housing Assistance Program Incremental Rent Transition Study. OMB Approval...

  15. 13 CFR 123.408 - How does your business apply for a pre-disaster mitigation loan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false How does your business apply for a pre-disaster mitigation loan? 123.408 Section 123.408 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS... measure is located within the participating pre-disaster mitigation community; and (b) The...

  16. ENSO and disaster: droughts, floods and El Niño/Southern Oscillation warm events.

    PubMed

    Dilley, M; Heyman, B N

    1995-09-01

    The connection between El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events and precipitation and temperature variability worldwide is increasingly well understood. ENSO has been linked to droughts and flooding in some regions. This paper uses the disaster history database of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance to examine the link between ENSO events and droughts or floods of sufficient magnitude to trigger international disasters. Worldwide, disasters triggered by droughts are twice as frequent during year two of ENSO warm events than during other years. No such relationship is apparent in the case of flood disasters. Drought disasters occur during year two of ENSO warm events significantly more frequently than in other years in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia. No regional pattern emerges from a comparable analysis of flood disasters. Those places likely to be affected by ENSO-triggered droughts can take proactive measures to mitigate the impacts.

  17. 12 CFR Appendix A to Part 22 - Sample Form of Notice of Special Flood Hazards and Availability of Federal Disaster Relief...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Federal Disaster Relief Assistance We are giving you this notice to inform you that: The building or... and Availability of Federal Disaster Relief Assistance A Appendix A to Part 22 Banks and Banking... relief assistance (usually in the form of a low-interest loan) may be available for damages incurred...

  18. 12 CFR Appendix A to Part 572 - Sample Form of Notice of Special Flood Hazards and Availability of Federal Disaster Relief...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Federal Disaster Relief Assistance We are giving you this notice to inform you that: The building or... and Availability of Federal Disaster Relief Assistance A Appendix A to Part 572 Banks and Banking... relief assistance (usually in the form of a low-interest loan) may be available for damages incurred...

  19. A Peanut Butter Disaster

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vento, Carla J.

    1976-01-01

    A discussion of how cross-age tutoring was used with older pupils helping younger ones by making media curriculum materials. How this method was applied to disaster preparedness education is described. (HB)

  20. Speeding earthquake disaster relief

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Mortensen, Carl; Donlin, Carolyn; Page, Robert A.; Ward, Peter

    1995-01-01

    In coping with recent multibillion-dollar earthquake disasters, scientists and emergency managers have found new ways to speed and improve relief efforts. This progress is founded on the rapid availability of earthquake information from seismograph networks.

  1. Integrating the disaster cycle model into traditional disaster diplomacy concepts.

    PubMed

    Callaway, David W; Yim, Eugene S; Stack, Colin; Burkle, Frederick M

    2012-03-01

    Disaster diplomacy is an evolving contemporary model that examines how disaster response strategies can facilitate cooperation between parties in conflict. The concept of disaster diplomacy has emerged during the past decade to address how disaster response can be leveraged to promote peace, facilitate communication, promote human rights, and strengthen intercommunity ties in the increasingly multipolar modern world. Historically, the concept has evolved through two camps, one that focuses on the interactions between national governments in conflict and another that emphasizes the grassroots movements that can promote change. The two divergent approaches can be reconciled and disaster diplomacy further matured by contextualizing the concept within the disaster cycle, a model well established within the disaster risk management community. In particular, access to available health care, especially for the most vulnerable populations, may need to be negotiated. As such, disaster response professionals, including emergency medicine specialists, can play an important role in the development and implementation of disaster diplomacy concepts.

  2. Role of Mass Media in the Disaster Preparedness and Sustainable Development of Society

    SciTech Connect

    Seid-Aliyeva, Dinara E.

    2006-03-23

    Better understanding of the causes and effects of large earthquakes can assists in mitigation of damage and loss of lives as a result of destructive natural events. Well-informed and educated population living in geological hazard-prone regions can reduce catastrophic consequences of natural disasters and guaranty the sustainable development of healthy society. A development of information service for disaster management is of importance in reduction of the disaster's consequences.

  3. Agriculture Power and Machinery.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rogers, Tom

    This guide is intended to assist vocational agriculture teachers who are teaching secondary- or postsecondary-level courses in agricultural power and machinery. The materials presented are based on the Arizona validated occupational competencies and tasks for the following occupations: service manager, shop foreman, service technician, and tractor…

  4. Disasters and public health

    PubMed Central

    Lechat, M. F.

    1979-01-01

    Studies on the health effects of disasters have shown that epidemiological indices can be of value in planning preventive and relief measures and in evaluating their effectiveness. Mortality rates naturally vary considerably, but in earthquakes, for example, the number of deaths per 100 houses destroyed can give an indication of the adequacy of building techniques. Age-specific mortality rates can help to identify particularly vulnerable groups and perhaps indicate what form of education would be valuable. Except in earthquakes, the number of casualties after a disaster is usually low in relation to the number of deaths, and study of the distribution and types of lesions would help in planning the amounts and types of relief supplies and personnel required. Disasters also affect the general level of morbidity in a district because of either interruption of normal health care services or of spraying or other disease control measures. Mental health and nutrition following disasters are particular problems that require further investigation. Study of all these features of disasters has been handicapped by a lack of data, particularly concerning the health situation immediately after the impact. The provision of surveillance teams in disaster-prone areas would appear to be a field in which international cooperation could yield immense benefits. PMID:311707

  5. DISASTER MEDICAL CARE AND SHELTER—The Federal Program

    PubMed Central

    Dearing, W. Palmer

    1960-01-01

    The role of the physician in event of natural disaster or overwhelming (perhaps nuclear) attack by an enemy is: To assist the layman in preparing to meet his own health needs in a disaster situation until organized health services can reach him. To prepare and plan for the provision of organized medical care when conditions permit. To extend his own capability to render medical care outside his normal specialty. To assist in the training of allied and professional health workers and laymen for specific mobilization assignments in health services. PMID:18732323

  6. space technology and nigerian national challenges in disaster management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    O. Akinyede, J., , Dr.; Abdullahi, R.

    One of the sustainable development challenges of any nation is the nation s capacity and capabilities to manage its environment and disaster According to Abiodun 2002 the fundamental life support systems are air clean water and food or agricultural resources It also includes wholesome environment shelter and access to energy health and education All of these constitute the basic necessities of life whose provision and preservation should be a pre-occupation of the visionary leaders executive legislative and judiciary of any nation and its people in order to completely eradicate ignorance unemployment poverty and disease and also increase life expectancy Accordingly many societies around the globe including Nigeria are embarking on initiatives and developing agenda that could address redress the threats to the life supporting systems Disaster prevention management and reduction therefore present major challenges that require prompt attention locally nationally regionally and globally Responses to disasters vary from the application of space-derived data for disaster management to the disbursement of relief to the victims and the emplacement of recovery measures The role of space technology in particular in all the phases of disaster management planning against disaster disaster early warning risk reduction preparedness crises and damage assessment response and relief disbursement and recovery and reconstruction cannot be overemphasized Akinyede 2005 Therefore this paper seeks to focus on space

  7. 78 FR 66756 - Santa Clara Pueblo; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2013-11-06

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Santa Clara Pueblo; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major... amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Santa Clara Pueblo (FEMA-4151-DR), dated... disaster declaration for the Santa Clara Pueblo is hereby amended to include Public Assistance...

  8. 76 FR 44976 - Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans; Interest Rate for Fourth Quarter FY 2011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-27

    ... No: 2011-18897] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans... Credit and Assistance Sec. 123.512, the following interest rate is effective for Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans approved on or after July 22, 2011. Military Reservist Loan Program:...

  9. Stealth Disasters and Geoethics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kieffer, Susan W.

    2013-04-01

    Natural processes of the earth unleash energy in ways that are sometimes harmful or, at best, inconvenient, for humans: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, landslides, floods. Ignoring the biological component of the geosphere, we have historically called such events "natural disasters." They are typically characterized by a sudden onset and relatively immediate consequences. There are many historical examples and our human societies have evolved various ways of coping with them logistically, economically, and psychologically. Preparation, co-existence, recovery, and remediation are possible, at least to some extent, even in the largest of events. Geoethical questions exist in each stage, but the limited local extent of these disasters allows the possibility of discussion and resolution. There are other disasters that involve the natural systems that support us. Rather than being driven primarily by natural non-biological processes, these are driven by human behavior. Examples are climate change, desertification, acidification of the oceans, and compaction and erosion of fertile soils. They typically have more gradual onsets than natural disasters and, because of this, I refer to these as "stealth disasters." Although they are unfolding unnoticed or ignored by many, they are having near-term consequences. At a global scale they are new to human experience. Our efforts at preparation, co-existence, recovery, and remediation lag far behind those that we have in place for natural disasters. Furthermore, these four stages in stealth disaster situations involve many ethical questions that typically must be solved in the context of much larger cultural and social differences than encountered in natural disaster settings. Four core ethical principles may provide guidelines—autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice (e.g., Jamais Cascio). Geoscientists can contribute to the solutions in many ways. We can work to ensure that as people take responsibility

  10. Disasters and development: Part 2: Understanding and exploiting disaster-development linkages.

    PubMed

    Stephenson, Rob S; DuFrane, Charles

    2005-01-01

    This lesson is a continuation of Disasters and Development: Part 2: Understanding and Exploiting Disaster-Development Linkages published in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine in Volume 17, Number 3. It identifies the goals of a specific damage mitigation project that can be incorporated into a regular development project and the mechanisms for obtaining the mitigation component of such a project. Mechanisms for assessing the success of such a project are discussed. It stresses the importance of the application of building codes, associated training programs, and more extensive use of zoning regulations in urban development that decrease the population at risk and the likelihood of damage to industrial facilities. Disasters can elevate the development potential of a society at risk for damage from a hazard. The political impact of damage and disruption can be a catalyst for change. Development opportunities often are compromised because of an excessive focus on relief assistance. Interventions designed to mitigate the damage from a given hazard are particularly effective when they focus on areas at particularly high risk for actualization of the hazard. Support from the private sector, including the non-formal sector, is a key element of successful reconstruction management. The period of recovery is an opportunity for general assistance to government with administrative procedures, including enhanced management training programs.

  11. Effects of Disasters: Risk and Resilience Factors

    MedlinePlus

    ... caused and natural disasters. Disasters may be explosions, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, or fires. In a disaster, ... at severe natural disasters, such as the Armenian earthquake, mudslides in Mexico, and Hurricane Andrew in the ...

  12. Emergency management of disasters involving livestock in developing countries.

    PubMed

    Heath, S E; Kenyon, S J; Zepeda Sein, C A

    1999-04-01

    Different disasters have similar consequence on the health and welfare of livestock. Numerous geophysical disasters can exacerbate epizootics, resulting in the deaths of many animals and the reduction of production efficiency. These disasters also present a considerable threat of spoilage of processed foods, endangering public health. Furthermore, large-scale disasters involving animals can modify the long-term stability of national economies, the environment and social structures. The authors discuss the vulnerability of the livestock industry to natural disasters and the impact of floods, droughts and transboundary diseases and pests on national economies. Examples are given on how some losses can be avoided, evaluated and compensated. The role of the veterinarian is presented in relation to work conducted by other relief organisations in cases of emergency. In developing countries, mitigation programmes should focus on strengthening global animal health services. Preparedness needs to be community based, with education provided in a timely manner. Effective recovery from disasters should be based on mitigation programmes, including international trade and mutual aid agreements between neighbouring countries to supply appropriate goods and environmentally and culturally appropriate breeds of livestock. Disaster relief for the care of livestock should be recognised as a form of humanitarian assistance, given the benefits to be derived for public health and the socio-economic implications of successful intervention.

  13. Preparing for effective communications during disasters: lessons from a World Health Organization quality improvement project

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background One hundred ninety-four member nations turn to the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance and assistance during disasters. Purposes of disaster communication include preventing panic, promoting appropriate health behaviors, coordinating response among stakeholders, advocating for affected populations, and mobilizing resources. Methods A quality improvement project was undertaken to gather expert consensus on best practices that could be used to improve WHO protocols for disaster communication. Open-ended surveys of 26 WHO Communications Officers with disaster response experience were conducted. Responses were categorized to determine the common themes of disaster response communication and areas for practice improvement. Results Disasters where the participants had experience included 29 outbreaks of 13 different diseases in 16 countries, 18 natural disasters of 6 different types in 15 countries, 2 technical disasters in 2 countries, and ten conflicts in 10 countries. Conclusion Recommendations to build communications capacity prior to a disaster include pre-writing public service announcements in multiple languages on questions that frequently arise during disasters; maintaining a database of statistics for different regions and types of disaster; maintaining lists of the locally trusted sources of information for frequently affected countries and regions; maintaining email listservs of employees, international media outlet contacts, and government and non-governmental organization contacts that can be used to rapidly disseminate information; developing a global network with 24-h cross-coverage by participants from each time zone; and creating a central electronic sharepoint where all of these materials can be accessed by communications officers around the globe. PMID:24646607

  14. Assessment of Risks Posed to VAD Patients During Disasters.

    PubMed

    Davis, Katherine J; O'Shea, Genevieve; Beach, Michael

    2017-04-06

    Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are an Advanced Life Support for patients with heart failure. These patients are particularly vulnerable in the event of a disaster. A hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA) was conducted to determine areas of susceptibility for these patients. Lack of electrical power, limited access to medications and anticoagulation, dehydration, extreme temperature and weather environments, conditions which predispose to infection, and evacuation transport are all identified circumstances that place these patients at an increased risk for harm and death. Future preparations in disaster planning are needed to address and mitigate these risks. Davis KJ , O'Shea G , Beach M . Assessment of risks posed to VAD patients during disasters. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017;32(4):1-5.

  15. Toward to Disaster Mitigation Science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kaneda, Yoshiyuki; Shiraki, Wataru; Tokozakura, Eiji

    2016-04-01

    Destructive natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis have occurred frequently in the world. For the reduction and mitigation of damages by destructive natural disasters, early detection of natural disasters and speedy and proper evacuations are indispensable. And hardware and software preparations for reduction and mitigation of natural disasters are quite important and significant. Finally, methods on restorations and revivals are necessary after natural disasters. We would like to propose natural disaster mitigation science for early detections, evacuations and restorations against destructive natural disasters. In natural disaster mitigation science, there are lots of research fields such as natural science, engineering, medical treatment, social science and literature/art etc. Especially, natural science, engineering and medical treatment are fundamental research fields for natural disaster mitigation, but social sciences such as sociology, psychology etc. are very important research fields for restorations after natural disasters. We have to progress the natural disaster mitigation science against destructive natural disaster mitigation. in the near future. We will present the details of natural disaster mitigation science.

  16. Disaster Risk Management - The Kenyan Challenge

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nabutola, W.; Scheer, S.

    2009-04-01

    assembly elections Kenya plunged into bloodshed. One Kenyan went for another, people who had been living together as neighbours suddenly turned on one another. Some of the more glaring outcomes were: • About 1,300 Kenyans died. • Property worth billions of shillings was destroyed. • Thousands of Kenyans fled their homes/farms/houses. • To date Kenya has Internally Displaced Persons (IDP). It has become a buzzword, almost fashionable if it were not so sad and grave, and a disgrace to democracy. During the short rains in September and October we experienced floods, land slides, crop failures. Ironically, in the previous months, we had just gone through drought, crops had failed, livestock died, sadly some people died, some through vagaries of weather while others as a result of inter-community friction. The net results were: • Kenya is primarily an agricultural economy sector employs over 80%. Only 20% of the land is arable, the rest is arid and semi arid land, occupied by the nomadic Kenyans. So when there is drought or floods, we get challenges that spark inter-community conflicts. Food shortages lead to higher food prices, a kilogramme bag of maize meal rose from barely affordable Kes. 52.00 to 120.00 in less than two months. In any case the food is not necessarily always available. • The global financial crisis affected our economy very adversely. Fuel prices rose from Kenya Shillings 60.00 per litre to 112.00. • Ironically Kenya's parliament voted against a law that would have compelled them to pay taxes. • As if in anticipation of citizen reactions the MP's passed the media law that would gag freedom of the press. METHODOLOGY 1. Review literature available on disasters in Kenya over the last decades. 2. I will ask Kenyans what they understand by the terms disasters and risks. 3. I will ask the Kenyan authorities - central government and local governments, what plans they have. 4. I will ask Kenya Red Cross what their plans are, their challenges and

  17. Disaster Risk Management - The Kenyan Challenges

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    Nabutola, W.

    2009-04-01

    assembly elections Kenya plunged into bloodshed. One Kenyan went for another, people who had been living together as neighbours suddenly turned on one another. Some of the more glaring outcomes were: • About 1,300 Kenyans died. • Property worth billions of shillings was destroyed. • Thousands of Kenyans fled their homes/farms/houses. • To date Kenya has Internally Displaced Persons (IDP). It has become a buzzword, almost fashionable if it were not so sad and grave, and a disgrace to democracy. During the short rains in September and October we experienced floods, land slides, crop failures. Ironically, in the previous months, we had just gone through drought, crops had failed, livestock died, sadly some people died, some through vagaries of weather while others as a result of inter-community friction. The net results were: • Kenya is primarily an agricultural economy sector employs over 80%. Only 20% of the land is arable, the rest is arid and semi arid land, occupied by the nomadic Kenyans. So when there is drought or floods, we get challenges that spark inter-community conflicts. Food shortages lead to higher food prices, a kilogramme bag of maize meal rose from barely affordable Kes. 52.00 to 120.00 in less than two months. In any case the food is not necessarily always available. • The global financial crisis affected our economy very adversely. Fuel prices rose from Kenya Shillings 60.00 per litre to 112.00. • Ironically Kenya's parliament voted against a law that would have compelled them to pay taxes. • As if in anticipation of citizen reactions the MP's passed the media law that would gag freedom of the press. METHODOLOGY 1. Review literature available on disasters in Kenya over the last decades. 2. I will ask Kenyans what they understand by the terms disasters and risks. 3. I will ask the Kenyan authorities - central government and local governments, what plans they have. 4. I will ask Kenya Red Cross what their plans are, their challenges and

  18. 78 FR 62643 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Disaster...

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    ...), Solicitud en Papel/Registro Para Asistencia De Desastre; FEMA Form 009-0-1S (English) Smartphone, Disaster Assistance Registration; FEMA Form 009-0-2S (Spanish) Smartphone, Registro Para Asistencia De Desastre;...

  19. 75 FR 35827 - Virginia; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    ... notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia (FEMA-1874-DR), dated February 16... declaration of February 16, 2010. King George County for Public Assistance. Culpeper and King George...

  20. Disaster Rescue and Response Workers

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    ... being distant, judgmental, or over-controlling What severe stress symptoms can result for disaster workers? Most disaster ... life) Who is at greatest risk for severe stress symptoms? Rescue workers who directly experience or witness ...