Grim fire season looms but many Australians remain unprepared

How Natural Disasters Affect Spanish-Only Speakers Differently

A year after Florence, Dorian restarts the cycle of disaster preparedness, damage control, and recovery. Florence’s toll was especially harsh on North Carolina’s Spanish-only speakers, who were not included in many state and local outreach efforts before and after the storm.  Relief workers struggled to address migrant farmworkers without a fixed address and other transient people who are not part of local networks. Where government outreach falls short, grassroots organizations step in. Communicating through text messaging, social media, and word-of-mouth, these organizations connect Spanish-only speakers with healthcare providers, resources on preparedness and legal advice…


How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

Hurricane Benilde Natural disasters such as Hurricane Dorian can be devastating, but there are several ways to prepare your business.

Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 3 hurricane, with winds of 115 miles per hour (mph) as it moves along the southeast coast.

The damage to the Bahamas is already monumental, while the Carolinas brace for what’s to come.

According to, weather-related disasters cost the U.S. economy $91 billion in 2018 alone. And according to FEMA, 40-60% of small businesses that close due to a natural disaster never re-open.

Natural disasters are bad news for everyone, but there are several ways you can prepare your business:…


Grim fire season looms but many Australians remain unprepared

Bushfires are predicted to be worse than normal across much of Australia this summer but research shows many people, especially those in high-risk areas, remain unprepared.

The latest Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook shows the 2019-20 fire season has the potential to be an active season across the country, following a very warm and dry start to the year.

The east coast of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, as well as parts of southern Western Australia and South Australia, face above-normal fire potential. It means communities in those areas, and across Australia, should start planning their emergency fire response…

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