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April 2011 Tornado Event Prompted Many Alabama Residents to Prepare

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UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.

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Dr. Tricia Wachendorf, UD, is Available for Interview on Hurricane Preparedness, Emergency Response and Disaster Management #Hurricaneiselle #Hurricanejulio

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New Research Links Tornado Strength, Frequency to Climate Change

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New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States.

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Relief Organizations Need to Think Long-Term

When a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the world wanted to help.

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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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