Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Alliance Center for Independence (ACI) in Edison, New Jersey, responded to the dismal truth that emergency shelters were often inaccessible to individuals with disabilities, resulting in fatal outcomes. Carole Tonks, ACI's … [Read more...] about Emergency shelter transformation for disability-inclusive disaster response
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Sherri McKinney, the Red Cross' national spokesman, has firsthand experience with the unpredictability of natural disasters. McKinney, who escaped the tornadoes in Nashville in 2020, underlines that "emergencies are more common than people may think, and disasters happen anywhere … [Read more...] about Tips for surviving unexpected disasters: What is a “go-bag” and how do you prepare one?
Summer's blistering heat can turn even the most mundane activities into a sweaty ordeal, and with high temperatures stretching longer into the year, healthy heat practices are a topic worth revisiting. Whether you're commuting, walking your dog, or simply going for a stroll, the … [Read more...] about Beating the heat: Your comprehensive guide to staying cool and safe in extreme heat
Wildfire smoke is hazardous to our health, impacting not just our respiratory system but also potentially producing long-term health problems. Experts say that the frequency and intensity of wildfires are increasing as a result of climate change—which we’ve been reminded of yet … [Read more...] about Preparing for a smokier future