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A Historic Culture Threatened by Wildfires


Does it seem to you that we are hearing more about wildfires? There’s a reason: they are increasing in frequency and intensity and occurring over a longer period of months. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there have already been … Continued

Las Conchas Fire

Empowering Older Adults in a Disaster Requires Early Planning


On July 23, 2014, the New York Academy of Medicine hosted a webinar to launch their recently released report, Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life. The opening sentence of the report provides a compelling fact as … Continued

Drought in U.S. Hits Western States Hard


During the month of July, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy is focusing on slow onset disasters, and one of those is drought. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines drought as a “complex phenomenon” of four types or components … Continued