Associated Press


Hurricane Preparedness Week, U.S. forecasters to predict slow hurricane season

As reported by AP in New Orleans Advocate: Federal forecasters are expected to predict a slower than usual hurricane season this year. In New Orleans, the city was exceptionally ready for Issac. I stocked up, bought a 5500 watt generator and hunkered down. As for evacuating before the next big one, we’ll have to see. ~Bruce…


San Diego Wildfire

View Larger Map San Diego Fire Dept website has updates and twitter feeds here News outlets: LA Times, CNN, AP, Youtube,


Disaster Psychiatry Emerges as DOD Field of Study ~Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service

At the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, experts in the emotional toll of disasters help the Defense Department, government agencies and first responders worldwide understand how best to help communities struck by terrorist attacks, mass casualties and natural disasters. The center is part of the psychiatry department at the Uniformed Services University of…