Preparedness for Natural Disasters

Title Abstract Publication Date
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: Dominica. Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve roles as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical... 12/31/1997
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: Grenada. Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve roles as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical... 12/31/1997
Vulnerability Assessment of Selected Buildings Designated as Shelters: St. Kitts - Nevis. Educational facilities in the Caribbean often serve roles as shelters during natural hazards, but they often sustain as much damage as other buildings. This study investigated the physical... 12/31/1997
Wakeup Call. Addresses myths about the safety of schools during tornados, citing the inadequacy of most school buildings in respect to current codes, the need for reinforced shelters within schools that are also... 09/30/2007
Weathering the Storm Following the worst hurricane season in memory, some Florida universities talk about how they kept students safe, minimized damages, and provided communication channels. 10/31/2004
Weathering the Storm. Discusses the importance of knowing the type of climate a school is likely to endure as a decision element for selecting a school roofing system. The influence of extreme temperature shifts, wind,... 01/31/2000
Weathering the Storm. Addresses higher education disaster planning, using the University of Houston's experience with Hurricane Ike as an example. The University had ample insurance coverage, which eased the process... 06/30/2010
What Is Your Plan? Advises on comprehensive school disaster planning for natural disasters, terrorism, and epidemics. Examples of school plans successfully executed are included. 11/30/2009
What We Learned from Hurricane Floyd. Discusses what one university learned about disaster planning when struck with a serious and long-lasting environmental emergency. Notes that campus backup systems weren't able to sustain... 10/31/2000
What Will You Do? Effective Responses Come From Great Preparation. Describes how a Florida school system handled a crisis effectively through thorough planning that incorporated the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 06/30/2009
When Disaster Strikes. Advises on the creation and constitution of emergency management teams made up of senior school officials, which in turn establishes the emergency response team that actually carries out disaster... 11/30/2005
When Disaster Strikes. Describes backup procedures followed at several higher education institutions to protect their data during disasters. 08/31/2005
When Parents Need to Know. Advises on mass notification systems, describing how to determine the right capacity, suggesting wording for emergency notification messages, approaches to man-made and natural threats, and creative... 04/30/2011
When Seconds Count. Discusses elements of an effective campus emergency plan, including widespread participation of and coordination between the occupants and local officials, practicing drills, and mass-notification... 08/31/2008
Who Is In Charge? Emphasizes the necessity for a person in charge in higher education campus emergencies. Whether or not this is a designated position or duties assigned to an existing position is discussed, as are... 06/30/2011
Wildfires and Schools. Discusses conditions that feed wildfires, how a building catches fire, determining your school's risk, creating a survivable space for the school, the importance of maintenance, the fire-... 09/30/2008
Wisconsin's Safe Schools. Describes Wisconsin's program to train school personnel to in turn train district staff to assess their facilities and be better aware of school security issues. 04/30/2006
With the Public's Knowledge, We Can Make Sheltering in Place Possible. Identifies serious and unanticipated problems that currently make it neither feasible nor safe for many people to shelter in place in case of an emergency. The report is based on two years' work... 12/31/2006
Working with Students with Disabilities in a Disaster. Advises on the accommodation of the disabled during a disaster, covering levels and types of disabilities, special equipment and supplies to have on hand for the disabled, and procedures for working... 12/31/2005
Y.I.K.E.S. Your Inventory for Keeping Everyone Safe: Planning Guide for Emergency Response Planning in Child Care Planning Guide. Serves as a tool for emergency response planning in child care programs. This guide provides basic emergency preparedness and planning information that can be customized to fit the size and needs of... 12/31/2004
Your Attention, Please. Reviews technological enhancements to school public address systems that coordinate class bells, two-way communication to classrooms, emergency communication, and wireless clocks. 02/28/2009
Your Mass Notification Cheat Sheet. Presents a detailed table that outlines strengths and weakness of 17 types of audible, electronic, and visual emergency alert modalities. 04/30/2008

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