Two 6th graders from Florida won their school $100,000 by developing a piece of technology that will help prevent flash floods.
Read through all four tabs for information on being prepared, responding during, and recovering after a landslide.
Robot designers are taking inspiration from the lowly cockroach to develop a tiny tool for saving lives in a disaster.
Wildfires can spread fast and devastate all in their path. Peruse the Ready for Wildfire website to see how to prepare or get involved to help those effected.
The United States and South Korea reported their first confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the 2020 novel coronavirus, on the same day. Cases in the U.S. have skyrocketed. How did South Korea deal so effectively with this disaster?
Any weather extreme can result in disaster. Click the links to learn about the causes and effects of severe lack of rainfall.
Our planet’s oceans and ice face trouble due to climate change.
Nuclear meltdowns are very rare but dangerous. Read about how nuclear reactors work and what causes a meltdown.
Explore this site to find out how to prepare for all kinds of disasters, from drought to winter storms.
Half a century ago, fallout shelters were everywhere. One of these well-stocked little bunkers, meant to protect people from the fallout of an atomic bomb, is now part of history.
With hurricane season well under way, communities proactively plan in hopes of minimizing damage.
Thousands of citizens living in poverty are left homeless after a fire burns hundreds of shanties in Bangladesh.
Southern Californians question what is to come after several earthquakes have them bracing for “The Big One.”
Learn about how a variation on a game of “fetch” can save lives.
Lightning flashes about four million times a day around the world, causing power outages and starting fires. Read about this powerful, fearful natural phenomenon and how people deal with it.
Hundreds of people gather to pray as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is engulfed in flames.
People reflect on what was lost during the tornadoes that ripped through Alabama, while organizing and planning to move forward.
Even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference to someone who has suffered a natural disaster. Find inspiration in the examples described here.
The weather extremes associated with our rapidly changing climate sometimes seem paradoxical. Here’s the explanation for how global warming can put some locations into a deep freeze.
Anytime there’s a disaster in the United States, you’re sure to hear the acronym FEMA. Find out what this government agency does—and doesn’t—do.