CRS Report on Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

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New report ( 26 pp.) by the Congressional Research Service on Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes in the U.S.: CRS on Storms May 2013. CRS Report # R40097.  The report addresses 3 issues: (1) forecasting and issuing warnings for several thunderstorms and tornadoes; (2) the role of mitigation; and (3) the effect of climate change.

Thanks to Bill Cumming for bringing this report to my attention.

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How Can University Emergency Managers Use Social Media? (via idisaster 2.0)

Read on students…

How Can University Emergency Managers Use Social Media? Post by: Kim Stephens I recently gave a talk to University Emergency Managers about how they can use social media to enhance their communications with students, particularly during the preparedness and response phases. This presentation is scribd here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/61955592/SM-For-Universities-PDF-v2 The great thing about talking to this audience is that they understand that almost 100% of their population is using web-based and/or m … Read More

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Online Education — Implications for Higher Education in Emergency Management (via Recovery Diva)

Higher Education and Emergency Management

Online Education -- Implications for Higher Education in Emergency Management This is a continuation of the discussion I started two days ago about the declining state of higher education in emergency management. One contributor, but not the only one, is the aggressive marketing of the for-profit, online educational institutions. This posting adds some details about that community. Clearly the state of higher education in EM is a "hot bu … Read More

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