Twitter alert system for emergencies, disasters

Gerry Shih Reuters2:11 p.m. CDT, September 25, 2013 Twitter Alert System for emergencies and disasters SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter, which is preparing for its initial public offering, said on Wednesday it will help users receive special alerts from government…

Evaluation of the morbidity and mortality of animals post Canterbury earthquakes – A Pilot study

Disasters such as floods, fires, snow storms, earthquakes and tsunamis have contributed to a significant number of human and animal deaths and injuries in New Zealand in recent years. These events have highlighted the importance of the use of specific disaster…

Designing a decision support system to aid evacuation planning

The horrendous flooding and bushfire events of the last few years have resulted in numerous evacuations, despair, loss of life and risks to first responders in their transition from evacuation to rescue. It is considered that evacuation processes can be…

The Value of Engineering and Logistics Capabilities Collaborating in Support of Disaster Management

Highly skilled engineers and logisticians provide critical value to disaster recovery programs in Australia. As enabling professions to disaster management engineers and logisticians are often employed across projects, programs and organisations, yet their relationship is rarely examined.  The combination of…

Longer term individual and community needs after natural disaster: The experience of Central Queensland

Lifeline (as part of UnitingCare Community), along with other government and non-government organisations is a key signatory for the provision of Community Recovery Services following a disaster. Following the 2010-2011 flood disasters in Queensland, Lifeline Queensland, became concerned about the…

Variability and trends in temperature and precipitation extremes

The severe flooding and bushfires in recent times have been a pertinent reminder of the risks our society faces from extreme weather events. The Bureau of Meteorology provides information about the risks of extreme heat or rainfall occurring, based on historical…