July 2012: UNU-EHS/MRF Summer Academy 2012 United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Munich Re Foundation hosted the 2012 Summer Academy “From Social Vulnerability to Resilience: Measuring Progress toward Disaster Risk Reduction”. Dr. Gall served as a workshop facilitator. For more information see Social Vulnerability Summer Academy.
May 2012: Building a Resilient Louisiana, Hazard-Resistant Design and Construction Workshop This workshop brought together planners, architects, engineers, builders and other stakeholders to discuss recommended coastal construction practices and to explore the unique challenges of designing and building in coastal Louisiana. The forum targeted primarily practitioners to better understand the needs each party faces in the planning-design-construction process and how disciplines can work more collaboratively toward a common solution. The workshop recordings are available ONLINE. For workshop agenda, etc. see Workshop Information.
October 2011:Special Issue on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development For more information see Sustainability, 2011(3)
August 2011: Special Issue on Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: For more information see Natural Hazards, 58(2)
July 11, 2011: Dr. Gall to present at 36th Annual Natural Hazards Research Workshop in Broomfield, CO.
June 1, 2011: NBC 33 News reports on mitigation plan and Advisory Committee meeting.
Watch the news report!
Mississippi River Flooding
GOHSEP Flood News
USACE Flood News
NWS Flood Watches and Warnings for LA
NWS Lower Mississippi RFC - Major Flooding to be Expected
FEMA Disaster Declaration Info & Statistics
Get Flood Insurance (30-day waiting period)
Flood Safety Tips
Cleaning Flood Damaged Homes
Mold Removal Guidelines
Mississippi River Commission
April-May 2011: Severe Tornado Outbreaks
Historic Severe Weather Outbreak in Southeast
FEMA News Releases and Disaster Aid
2011 Federal Disaster Declarations
Tornado Satellite Imagery
Search Red Cross Shelters
March 30, 2011: Dr. Gall to speak on Climate Change and Risk Perception (Trailhead, Mandeville, LA, 10am). Click HERE for more information on NOAA's Climate Community of Practice.
March 23, 2011: Dr. Beech to speak at Japan Earthquake Roundtable (Howe-Russell E137, 5pm)
March 11, 2011: Magnitude 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake, Japan
Situational Awareness and Emergency Mapping (UN-SPIDER)
How to help (USAID)
Earthquake Information (USGS)
U.S. Embassy in Tokyo
March 9, 2011: DSM to host workshop on Nonprofit Leadership on Emergencies and Disasters: Understanding Governance Issues in Community Relief and Recovery Efforts. Click HERE for more information.
Feb. 20, 2011: LSU study to look at impact of flood insurance: READ or WATCH the report by Brandon Richards (KPLC-TV).
Feb. 16, 2011: Mikeal Blackford and Dr. Gall to present at Disaster Resistant University Workshop
December 2010: DSM active in HAZUS Higher Education User Group (HERC).
2010 ESRI SAG Award Winner (July 2010): LSU EOC wins ESRI award.
13th Annual Emergency Management Conference (June 7-10,2010): Gall and Liner attend FEMA Higher Ed conference.
The Advocate (5/11/10): LSU student group seeking spill workers - Click HERE to read the article.
LSU Daily Reveille (5/5/10): Long-term effects of oil spill expected, uncertain - Click HERE to read the article.
April 20, 2010 Gulf Oil Spill:
Federal Gulf Restoration
NOAA Gulf Spill Restoration
SCHOLR (Student Coalition to Help the Oil Leak Relief)
General LSU OIL spill info
Disaster Science and Management Association (Twitter)
The Advocate (1/13/10): Researcher preparing hazard plan for LSU campuses.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse Success Story: Service-learning students assist with disaster preparedness.
October 16, 2259: Apply for participation in Institute for Integration of Research on Climate Change and Hazards in America! Deadline: January 16, 2010. Up to 50 graduate students and post-doctoral scholars from the US and Latin America will be supported to participate in a two-week long Institute for Integration of Research on Climate Change and Hazards in the Americas in Panama City, Panama, June 14-25, 2010.
For more information see AAG Pan American Advanced Studies Institute Program.
LSU News (9/2/09): Service-Learning Students Help Baton Rouge Area Organizations with Disaster Preparations
LSU News (2/12/09): Drs. Beech and Gall selected as 2259 Service-Learning scholars.
Louisiana Sea Grant (1/22/09): Dr. Gall presents on non-structural flood controls during levee school. Click HERE to view the presentation.