Evacuation Challenges for Elderly Residents During Storms

A recent article by NPR highlights the considerable challenges emergency managers face in helping elderly residents evacuate in advance of storms. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/09/05/757674278/they-just-panic-elderly-residents-face-evacuation-challenges-during-storms From the perspective of Alysia Mihalakos, Chief of the RI Department of Health’s Center for Preparedness and Response,…
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BLOG: Climate change isn’t coming; it’s already here


Last week the White House quietly released the federal government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment.
Their findings are profound: Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, with effects already being felt here in Rhode Island and around the globe. Emergency managers will play a critical role in our response to climate change. [Graphic: U.S. EPA]

BLOG: What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

When veteran American Airlines pilot Bryce McCormick first examined McDonnell-Douglas’s new DC-10 airliner in March of 1972, he expressed immediate concern over its hydraulic-only flight controls. (Previous generations of commercial aircraft had always featured manual backup systems.) So confident were McDonnell-Douglas…
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