Disaster Mitigation


Focusing on Disaster Costs Before Rather Than After They Happen

Andrea Wells, Insurance Journal: As the costs to the government and the insurance industry mount, more people in the nation’s capital, local governments and the insurance industry are calling on government and the insurance industry to refocus on what can be done before a disaster hits to contain costs and save lives. While the insurance…


Storm-Proofing New York Could Make Apartments More Expensive @NextCityOrg

We’ve experienced this flood insurance / storm-mitigation nightmare first hand in New Orleans and all along the Gulf of Mexico. No longer a credo of “Cost of Doing Business”, we are faced with the inevitable “Cost of Living” here.  Everyone pays from owner to renter, business to private sector, local to national. This only speaks…


DARPA Takes Robots to Disaster Mitigation Trials ~Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service

17 teams will take their multi-limbed, capable-looking robots through eight realistic disaster-response tasks that will make up the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge Trials Dec. 21-22 at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway. The best performers will determine the baseline for the state of robotics, Dr. Gill Pratt, DARPA’s Robotics Challenge program manager, said during a…