Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nuclear/Radiactive Incidents – Links and Resources

Related links and resources for Nuclear and Radioactive hazards, disasters and incidents.

Nuclear/Radioactive Incidents – Notable

Table of nuclear power plant accidents with more than $140 million in property damage:

Nuclear/Radioactive Incidents – Types and Classifications

Nuclear or radiation emergencies may be intentional (e.g., caused by terrorists) or unintentional. Some examples of different types of radiation emergency incidents that could happen in your area are:

Nuclear/Radioactive Incidents – Aspects and Features

Radioactive contamination and radiation exposure could occur if radioactive materials are released into the environment as the result of an accident, an event in...

Nuclear/Radioactive Incidents – Introduction

Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, MN Read More A radioactive or nuclear incident occurring within the U.S. homeland or elsewhere could take a number of forms, including: contamination...

Do you live near a high risk chemical plant?

One in three Americans is at risk of a poison gas disaster by living near one of hundreds of chemical facilities that store and use highly toxic chemicals. A chemical disaster at just one of these facilities could kill or injure thousands of people with acute poisoning

Landslides/Mass Movements – Types and Classifications

Landslides occur in many manifestations and are usually classified according to the type of material involved and the mode of downslope movement.  The material...

Landslides/Mass Movements – Introduction

Landslides are sudden, short-lived geomorphic events that involve the rapid-to-slow descent of soil or rock in sloping terrains. The term landslide includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rock falls, failure of slopes, and debris flows.

Interpersonal Incidents – Links and Resources

Related links and resources for Interpersonal Incident hazards and disasters.

Interpersonal Incidents – Deadliest

Table of deadliest interpersonal incidents:

Interpersonal Incidents – Introduction

Diagram: U.S. Army - Defining War Read More Interpersonal incidents can range from small events like crime, arson, civil disorder to larger events such as...

Food Insecurity & Famines – Links and Resources

A list of charitable organizations that primarily target world hunger. Excluded are organizations that primarily focus on one city or one local area.

Food Security – Types and Classifications

While many countries worldwide face food security crises, with large numbers of people hungry and unable to find enough food, only rarely do the conditions meet the humanitarian community’s formal criteria for a famine. A famine can be declared only when certain measures of mortality, malnutrition and hunger are met.

Food Insecurity & Famines – Introduction

Throughout history, famines, or food-security emergencies, have been linked to many of the most severe crises of humanity. Even with a collective effort, the reaction of the world community to intense food crises fails to address the long-term impacts of famine.

Extreme Heat – Links and Resources

Helpful links and resources for heat wave and extreme heat temperatures.

Epidemics/Pandemics – Notable

Table of a notable epidemics/pandemics through history:

Epidemics/Pandemics – Links and Resources

Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pandemic Flu Planning (HHS) - Pandemic CDC - Ebola News & Health Protection Guidance ...

Epidemics/Pandemics – Types and Classifications

A pandemic is a global disease outbreak and is classified by how the disease spreads, not by how many deaths it causes. A pandemic...

Epidemics/Pandemics – Introduction

When is a disease outbreak a concern? And what is the difference between an epidemic, pandemic, or the plague? Learn the basics about the spread of serious diseases and what you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Occasionally, the amount of disease in a community rises above the expected level.

Engineering Incidents – Types and Classifications

An engineering incident is a major error, outage, or failure of an engineered structure or system which results in severe harm to people, their surroundings, and/or the environment: Full Article...

Engineering Incidents – Introduction

n engineering disaster is an event caused by a malfunction of a structure or system and/or some human error in controlling or handling the technology. Engineering hazard incidents include failures, power outages, dam and infrastructure failures.

Earthquakes – Associated Hazards

Seismic waves from earthquakes can produce violent ground shaking. These wave vibrations produce several different effects on the natural environment that also can cause tremendous damage to the built environment (buildings, transportation lines and structures, communications Full Article...

Earthquakes – Types and Classifications

World Tectonic Plates Read More The world's earthquakes are not randomly distributed over the Earth's surface. They tend to be concentrated in narrow zones and...

State Emergency Management Offices

A comprehensive list of Emergency and Disaster Management State Office and Agencies.

Avalanches – Deadliest

Table of the most deadliest avalanches in recorded history: