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  • What are the States with the Least Natural Disasters?

    Last year 97 natural disasters occurred in the United States. Natural disasters are adverse events that take place, leaving damage, destruction, and loss of lives. Natural hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms, wildfires, floods, or earthquakes, provoke natural disasters. The cause... View Post
  • Wildfire Aftermath: Natural Disaster Consequences

    Wildland fire in action is a scary scene to witness and an extremely dangerous natural hazard. But did you know that the influence of such an emergency persists for extended periods even after the flames are put out?  Find out everything you need to know about wildfire aftermath and approaches t... View Post
  • Natural Hazard Vs. Natural Disaster - What’s the Difference?

    While the terms natural hazard Vs. natural disaster are often used interchangeably, they don’t mean exactly the same. If you are interested in learning more about disaster preparedness and gaining a deeper understanding of these events, this guide is for you.  Read ahead to find out the terms’ d... View Post
  • Major Power Outage Cases - Biggest Blackouts in US History

    America’s electric grid consists of over 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, supplying millions of customers across the country. Since we use electricity every day, it’s easy to take it for granted, but there are times when people get cut off from this valuable resource. While blac... View Post
  • Disaster Preparedness Tips: Wildland Fire Behavior Explained

    While it's not always possible to predict the precise trigger or spark for a wildfire, its risk can be estimated to some extent when one understands the patterns it follows. The term “wildland fire behavior” describes how fuel ignites, flame develops, and fire spreads, as well as common factors ... View Post
  • Where Does Hurricane and Storm Debris Go? All Questions Answered

    Every strong natural calamity leaves a trace of destruction behind in the form of debris. It often contains a mix of wood, plastic, metal, drywall, oil, electronics, and plaster - all of it waterlogged. Large-scale natural disasters, like hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, have the power to generate ... View Post

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