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Beyond the “Go Kit”: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters

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Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.

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Hurricane Sandy Researcher Available to Discuss Long-Term Health Effects of Natural Disasters on Older Adults

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Mayo Clinic Researcher: Personal Resiliency Paramount for Future Disasters

A Mayo Clinic researcher says individuals need to build disaster readiness and resiliency in order to better recover from the effects of earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and other natural disasters. Those who prepare well for disasters are more likely to have a sense of spiritual and emotional well-being and be satisfied with their life. Those findings appear in the journal Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.

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Planning Trumps Indecision – Prepare Now for Hurricane Season, Expert Says

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Hurricanes Katrina and Rita May Be Responsible for Up to Half of the Stillbirths in the Areas Hardest Hit by the Storms

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Destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita linked to rise in stillbirths says Univ. of Maryland School of Pharmacy researcher.

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Don't Get Caught in a Storm Without Your Helmet and Tennis Shoes

A climatologist advises to wear head protection during a tornado to avoid head injury.

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Extension Service Teams Assess Ag Disaster Sites

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The Mississippi State University Extension Service has assessment teams visiting farms to report damage to the Board of Animal Health and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The Winston County teams near Louisville witnessed significant property losses, including residences, barns, poultry houses, equipment, fences, poultry and animals.

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More, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western U.S.

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Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades, according to new research.

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After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Residents Support Government Mitigation, But Not Footing the Bill

Only a small fraction of New Jersey residents are willing to pay more to reduce the likelihood of severe damage from future hurricanes that hit the state.

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Expert From @Uofnh to Investigate Washington #Landslide

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