California is currently experiencing the worst drought conditions since 2016. While this water shortage is impacting everything from agriculture to drinking water supply, the interactions between drought and wildfire are of particular concern.
An article published by the Guardian last week featured Perimeter’s partnership with the Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services, highlighting the importance of new incident response technologies as fires continue to spread across California.
Emergency management strategies have been hindered by silos since long before the recent focus on big data. In order to better contextualize the effects of information silos on public safety efforts, we’ll explore the harms that silos pose to each of the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
In addition to the immediate harm that the virus poses to public health, experts have directed attention to the mental health effects brought about by the pandemic. We’ve collected some tips and resources for preserving your well being throughout the pandemic.
Fire season officially started in May for most of the United States, and current seasonal outlooks predict a substantial risk of large fires across much of the country. In preparation for the summer, here are three publicly available, free resources to help you improve your situational awareness for wildfire season.
The coming months bring potentially devastating risks to the U.S., if the last three years are any indication. With the coronavirus expected to continue spreading throughout the summer, those risks are greater than ever.