Preparedness for Natural Disasters

Title Abstract Publication Date
Damage Mitigation for School Buildings in Seismically Vulnerable Regions. School buildings have suffered disproportionate damage during past and recent earthquakes. For example, during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, many school buildings collapsed, resulting in loss of life... 12/31/2010
Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters. This manual presents guidance to engineers, architects, building officials, and prospective shelter owners concerning the design and construction of community shelters that will provide protection... 06/30/2000
Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds. Provides design guidance for the protection of school buildings and their occupants against natural hazards, concentrating on K-12 facilities. The focus is on the design of new schools, but the... 12/31/2003
Designing School Safe Rooms. Creating safe havens in schools to protect against tornadoes can greatly aid communities while not blowing the budget if they are designed efficiently and early in the process. Discusses design... 06/30/2011
Developing a Critical Mass Communication Plan. Offers 11 suggestions for developing a mass communication plan, including integrating multiple forms of communication, researching and selecting the best systems, communication with first responders... 05/31/2009
Disaster Awareness for Schools. A Resource Guide for Caribbean Teachers. This is concerned with the policies, practices, and appropriate measures that can be taken to anticipate and reduce the hazard on a community. Included are a select list of books, articles, pamphlets... 12/31/1999
Disaster Management and Educational Facilities. Summarizes discussions from a seminar focusing on earthquakes and educational facilities, including findings related to educational buildings; partnerships; training; standards, regulations, and... 05/31/2002
Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance Website Disaster plans for cultural institutions, including libraries, museums, historical societies and archives help to mitigate damage to collections in the event of a disaster. This site allows the user... 12/31/2009
Disaster Planning 101: Not Just Waiting for the Rainbow Sign. Recounts the experience of East Carolina University (North Carolina) in responding to the disaster of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Identifies 10 operational lessons such as ensuring that the institution... 09/30/2000
Disaster Planning, Management, and Recovery Guide. Assists school districts in the preparation of their emergency preparedness guide. This online publication takes the user through the responsibilities of essential staff, as well as providing... 12/31/2006
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association, International DERA assists communities worldwide in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and serves as a link for professionals, volunteers, and organizations active in all phases of emergency...
Disaster Preparedness: Do You Know Where Your Chemicals Are? Identifies typical and unexpected locations of hazardous chemicals on campuses, describes disasters that may compromise their safety, or release chemicals from places where they were not known to... 06/30/2009
Disaster Prevention for Schools: Guidance for Education Sector Decision-Makers; Consultation Version. Provides guidance to school administrators, teachers, education authorities, and school safety committees. The guide introduces disaster impacts on and prevention for schools; creating and... 10/31/2008
Disaster Recovery: Courting Disaster. An inadequate or nonexistent disaster recovery plan can have dire results. Fire, power outage, and severe weather all can bring down the best of networks in an instant. This article draws on the... 08/31/2007
Disaster Recovery: The Time is Now. Reviews the Hurricane Katrina experiences of some prepared and unprepared higher education institution technology departments, suggests steps for developing a disaster recovery plan and list items it... 10/31/2005
Disaster Risk Education and School Safety in Bogota. Examines and explains the idea behind, the implementation of, and the results from disaster risk education and school safety initiatives in Bogota. 09/30/2007
Disaster Risk Reduction Education Material Development, Organization, and Evaluation. Describes a vision for developing, organizing, and evaluating disaster-risk reduction education material. The author defines the purpose of disaster risk reduction education as being that everyone “... 09/30/2007
Disaster's Aftermath: Rebuilding Schools Is One Thing--Rebuilding Children's Lives Is Quite Another. Children who experience disasters such as Hurricane Andrew in southern Florida, are prone to severe and debilitating stress. Districts can prepare by designating a disaster management commander, a... 03/31/2001
Disaster-No Exageration! Addresses the inadequacy of many school systems' boiler plate disaster plans, and suggests contemporary and more thorough schemes for addressing the disruption of education due to disasters. The... 10/31/2010
Do You Know the Drill? Emphasizes the rehearsal of school emergency preparedness programs, and cites three districts that have noteworthy programs with drills that vary with each exercise and are complemented with follow... 07/31/2008
Earthquake and Schools. [Videotape] Designing schools to make them more earthquake resistant and protect children from the catastrophic collapse of the school building is discussed in this 13-minute videotape. It reveals that 44 of the... 08/25/1994
Earthquake Education and Preparedness for Schools. [Arkansas] The Arkansas Center for Earthquake Education and Technology Transfer has compiled educational, curriculum, and preparedness resources for teachers and administrators for preschools and kindergartens... 12/31/1997
Earthquake Preparedness 101: Guidelines for Colleges and Universities. Detailed information on earthquake preparedness, earthquake response, and post-disaster recovery, written for university and college emergency managers. 10/31/2000
Earthquake Preparedness Checklist for Schools. [California] Provides a checklist highlighting the important questions and activities that should be addressed and undertaken as part of a school safety and preparedness program for earthquakes. It reminds... 12/31/1998
Earthquake Safety and Sidewalk Survey Scores in Clackamas County Schools, Clackamas County, Oregon. Estimates through sidewalk surveys and walk-throughs that about half of the County's K-12 schools may be in need of further seismic study and potential upgrades. The surveys do not account for... 12/31/2003

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