Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters
Tornadoes: Understanding How They Develop and Providing Early Warning
Friday, July 16, 2010
ShakeAlert - Earthquake warnings coming soon
The proposed ShakeAlert system will detect strong shaking at an earthquake's epicenter and transmit alerts ahead of the damaging earthquake waves. The speed of an electronic warning message is faster than the speed of earthquake waves traveling through the earth. Potential applications include stopping elevators at the nearest floor, slowing or halting trains, monitoring critical systems, and alerting people to move to safer locations. In warning systems deployed abroad, alerts are distributed via TV and radio networks, the Internet, cell phones and pagers.
One technology called cellular broadcast being developed in Japan would allow providers to broadcast to all towers in the affected region and all phones will receive the warning simultaneously -- no addressing to individuals." READ MORE; USGS Press Release
Monday, July 12, 2010
HAZUS.org has just received our first inquiry concerning compatibility of HAZUS.-MH with ArcGIS 10 ... a HAZUS user says he cannot install HAZUS-MH with ArchGIS 10 ...
Anybody else out there have the same problem? .. is there a work around yet ??
Update: July 13, 2010: The HAZUS-MH Help Desk is saying "Planning-wise, certified support is planned for MR7 release (March 2011)" ...
Labels: ArchGIS 10
Friday, July 9, 2010
HAZUS Flood Model Validation Project
The goal of the Association of State Floodplain Managers HAZUS Flood Model validation project was to assess the horizontal and vertical (flood depth) accuracy of the HAZUS generated floodplain boundary. To perform this assessment, ASFPM used the HAZUS-MH Flood Model and boundary delineation outputs and compared against detailed floodplain studies for three (3) pilot areas, which included the following:
* Roan Gully and Willow Creek, Harris County, TX
* Doby Creek and Mallard Creek, Mecklenburg County, NC
* Open and Bay Coastlines, Suffolk County, NY
Download Report (.pdf) ...
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Researchers Propose New Disaster Risk Model
Researchers in China have developed a new environmental catastrophe risk assessment model, which has implications for predicting risk for both natural and man-made environmental disasters in the United States. Read More...
Assessment of Catastrophic Risk Using Bayesian Network Constructed from Domain Knowledge and Spatial Data: Read Report On-Line
Labels: Rick Modeling