When disaster strikes

how individuals and communities cope with catastrophe

When disaster strikes

Analyzes the experience of disaster, discusses the psychological aspects of disaster warnings, survival, grief, and relocation, and examines the stress faced by victims and volunteers

The Unthinkable

Who survives when disaster strikes - and why

The Unthinkable

It was 8.46 a.m. on 9/11 when Elia Zedeño, who had worked in the World Trade Center for twenty-one years, heard a booming explosion and felt the building lurch violently to the south. She grabbed her desk, taking her feet off the floor, and screamed, 'What's happening?' How would you react to a disaster? Would you be paralysed with fear? Would you panic and lose control? Or might you suddenly discover hidden strengths in yourself? In The Unthinkable, award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates some of the most harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together exactly how we react in a crisis. Through compelling interviews with survivors and experts she uncovers our instinctive reactions, shows how primitive parts of our brains take over when we're put under pressure, and demonstrates that we can, in fact, train ourselves to do better. We all have a 'disaster personality' that reveals itself at moments of crisis. In The Unthinkable you can become acquainted with yours.Who knows? One day, understanding how it works may save your life.

When Disaster Strikes

A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Prepping and Crisis Survival

When Disaster Strikes

Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikes provides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most unpredictable scenarios. In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you'll need-from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills-to help you safely live through the worst. When Disaster Strikes covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You'll learn how to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones are unavailable. Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural disasters-such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods-how to keep warm during winter storms, even how to protect yourself from attack or other dangerous situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis threatens.

When Disaster Strikes

How to Handle Law Office Emergencies

When Disaster Strikes

This guide is designed to assist the practitioner in providing client services in the event of such unexpected disasters as fires, earthquakes, or chemical leaks. Included are ethical and malpractice considerations, checklists for emergency planning and reopening the office, sources to contact following an emergency, and sample safety and security procedures.

Healing Your Grief When Disaster Strikes

100 Practical Ideas for Coping After a Tornado, Hurricane, Flood, Earthquake, Wildfire, or Other Natural Disaster

Healing Your Grief When Disaster Strikes

When your family, neighborhood, city, or area of the country is affected by a natural disaster, it’s normal and necessary to feel grief and the traumatic experience of actually witnessing and surviving the event may be consuming you. This book will help you understand and embrace your difficult thoughts and feelings. It will be a compassionate companion to you as you move through shock and numbness and struggle with ongoing grief symptoms such as fear, guilt, and sadness. Some of the 100 ideas explain the basic principles of grief and mourning and how they apply in the aftermath of a natural disaster, while others offer immediate, here-and-now suggestions of things you can do today to express your grief and live with meaning in each moment.

When disaster strikes... A guideline to business continuity awareness

When disaster strikes... A guideline to business continuity awareness

Diploma Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 2,0, Nürtingen University (BWL), 38 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: ”When there is a crisis, the crisis has to be managed”, was once said by Gerhard Schröder, the former German Chancellor. In actual disaster situations it is not as easy to handle the crisis and just “manage” it, you better be prepared. When disaster strikes... these incidents cannot usually be handled with the organizational structures and resources provided for “normal everyday business” and therefore require a business continuity plan. As we have experienced an increasing number of disaster events over the recent years, big and dramatic events like – the World Trade Center terrorist attack of 9/11, the Madrid and London train bombings, earthquakes in Pakistan, hurricanes in North America or the Southeast Asia tsunami, which were highly recognized in the media all over the world. But at the same time there have been also large number of disasters at a less recognized level, like fires, flooding, building crush down, and so forth. All these events have one thing in common: They can put a company out of business. To prevent that we are not prepared to respond these disaster events, we need to have a plan! But planning for an event can only be the first step, next we need to implement these plans in our organization and make communicate it, to ensure that every employee knows what to do and how to react in a disaster event. Many organizations fail to actually implement a BCP program because of the perception that it is a process that is too costly, time-consuming, and requires a large amount of resources. Therefore the management must be assured that by investing in BCP, the organization’s life gets protected and that it makes good business sense.