natural disasters


Hacking storm recovery in the Rockaways

Jun 13, 2013
A group called Rockaway Help brings together engineers and residents to hack storm recovery and protection in the New York region.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York, natural disasters

Friendship crosses class lines in tornado's wake

Jun 3, 2013
Disasters, it is said, are great equalizers, striking rich and poor alike. But do bonds forged in crisis survive recovery?
Posted In: tornado, oklahoma, natural disasters

Tornado victims worry first response donations won't cover long-term needs

May 29, 2013
Last week's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma could cost insurance companies $3.5 billion, according to Risk Management Solutions.
Posted In: oklahoma, tornado, natural disasters

'It brought us together' -- Life in Joplin two years after tornado

May 23, 2013
Two years after a tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., the town is rebuilding its infrastructure and community.
Posted In: Joplin, tornado, disaster, natural disasters

Will humans outlive Earth's next extinction event?

May 23, 2013
Scientists may be fretting over global climate change or when the next asteroid will strike Earth's surface. But a catastrophic event doesn't necessarily spell the end for civilization.
Posted In: natural disasters, Tech

A new business owner in Moore, Okla., starts piecing life back together

May 22, 2013
Gaydawn Magee's hearing aid business was leveled by the Moore tornado. But after a quick trip west, she'll be back.
Posted In: oklahoma, tornado, natural disasters

Matching donations with need after natural disasters

May 22, 2013
After a disaster many people want to help, but there tends to be confusion about what is needed.
Posted In: tornado, oklahoma, natural disasters

Community disaster relief with help from a tech company

May 22, 2013
Caitria O'Neill, CEO of tech company Recovers, explains the digital challenges of natural disasters and recovery.
Posted In: tornado, oklahoma, natural disasters

Emergencies? There's an app for that

Apr 30, 2013
A new market is emerging for apps that can connect people to emergency services and family members during a crisis.
Posted In: mobile, mobile apps, natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy

The self-reliance movement goes mainstream

Feb 12, 2013
With the world looking a lot more fragile, more people are taking their survival into their own hands -- and garages.
Posted In: survivalist, Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters