Potentially Historic Blizzard Taking Aim on New England ~Bob Henson @wunderground @DisasterMapnet

Posted on January 26, 2015 By

The densely populated area from New York City to Boston could experience one of its ten biggest snowstorms on record early this week, as a textbook nor’easter takes shape over the next 48 hours. While local details are bound to evolve somewhat as the storm develops, the models are now in strong, consistent agreement on…


USDA Reminds Producers of Upcoming Livestock Disaster Assistance Deadline @DairyHerd

Posted on January 22, 2015 By

Special thanks to Dairy Heard Management for allowing us to link you to this vital information. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30, 2015, deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching. Applications for the Livestock Indemnity Program and the…


Disaster relief: humanitarian architecture for post-disaster shelter ~Louise Murray, Engineering & Technology Magazine

Posted on January 20, 2015 By

In the field of humanitarian architecture, post-disaster provision is more than just supplying shelter. It’s about involving communities in places of uncertainty and rapid change, delivering the best rebuilds that incorporate future risk mitigation in the design. “I’ve seen igloo-style shelters, or funky shipping container emergency housing in Sri Lanka, New Orleans and Port-au-Prince, where…