Recent pandemic influenza response exercises have helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) improve its tools for making policy decisions quickly, according to senior CDC officials. Keep Reading
The bird flu situation is "critical" in Indonesia, where the virus could mutate and cause a human pandemic, the UN food agency warned.
In 12 years as a Marine, Chris Geldart worked such hot spots as Bosnia and the Middle East. But perhaps nothing compares with his mission this past year: coordinating disaster planning for the DC area among more than a dozen local governments, five states and 230 federal agencies.
In 12 years as a Marine, Chris Geldart worked such hot spots as Bosnia and the Middle East. But perhaps nothing compares with his mission this past year: coordinating disaster planning for the D.C. area among more than a dozen local governments, five states and 230 federal agencies.Keep Reading
The Virginia Department of Transportation's response to an ice storm Feb. 12 that crippled the region was so mismanaged that anti-icing equipment sat unused, electronic warning signs remained dark and a motorist alert system was not updated for hours, according to a VDOT report released yesterday.Keep Reading
Major floods across the central United States this week are a preview of the spring seasonal outlook, according to the National Weather Service. This week, more than 250 communities in a dozen states are experiencing flood conditions.Keep Reading
Minutes before a deluge of rain and hail hit the south Decatur neighborhood of Oakhurst on Saturday, a siren sounded a steady wail.Keep Reading
Following Hurricane Katrina, the AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams managed to treat thousands of animals, despite the lapse of a formal agreement between the AVMA and the federal government regarding disaster response.Keep Reading
In an effort to provide public assurances about the operation and protection of New York's largest nuclear power facility, Entergy Nuclear announced the start of an examination of safety, security and emergency preparedness at its Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) in Buchanan.Keep Reading
In the early stages of an influenza pandemic, cases are spreading among migrant workers in Michigan. The state's health department has a supply of antiviral drugs from the federal stockpile and is using them to treat the sick, but, concerned about breaking federal rules, is withholding them from others exposed to the virus - thereby missing a chance to help contain it.