Emergency managers need to work on behalf of the deaf community for the installation of alarm systems that include components like flashing lights to alert the hard-of-hearing and the deaf to emergencies and disasters.
EDM briefing for June 14, 2021: Tropical Depression Two has formed off the North Carolina coast and other news.
EDM briefing for June 11, 2021: New NFPA standards to ensure improved safety are now in effect for portable communications for firefighters.
If you have a mobility, hearing, learning, or seeing disability, it’s important to know what disasters may affect you and how you can prepare for emergency situations.
EDM briefing for June 9, 2021: Gusty winds and high temperatures continue to fuel two wildfires in Arizona and other news.
EDM briefing for June 7, 2021: Two wildfires burning in Arizona prompt evacuation orders and road closures, and other news.
EDM briefing for June 4, 2021: Repairs on the I-40 bridge that spans the Mississippi from Tennessee to Arkansas are likely to extend through July.
EDM briefing for June 2, 2021: Excessive heat in the West, a swarm of minor earthquakes near Disneyland and flooding in Brazil’s Manaus.