Hurricane Sandy


Review of NOLA.com Hurricane Hotel Tracker @neworleanstech

By the time I finally reached friends in Memphis, 2 weeks after Hurricane Katrina, as Rita bore down on Louisiana, over 3 million people had landed in or passed through the city. 4 states worth of evacuees had flat worn out basic services and hotel rooms were fast and furious or non-existent.  This is why…


NIST Seeks Input on Standards Related to Disaster Resilience ~American National Standards Institute

When our flood walls in New Orleans failed 8-29-05, due to engineering misfeasance by the US Army Corps of Engineers before Hurricane Katrina, the ideas in this post became poignant reminders of how easy it is for the tax-paying public to remain unaware of the dangers that surround them. The Corps violated even their own…


NTSB LAUNCHES GO-TEAM TO INVESTIGATE ACCIDENT INVOLVING TWO FREIGHT TRAINS IN NORTH DAKOTA

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate an accident in Casselton, North Dakota where a BNSF grain train derailed and a train traveling in the opposite direction carrying crude oil struck the derailment and derailed. There was a significant post-crash fire. The accident occurred at approximately 2:10 p.m. CST today. Read…