The tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City area on Monday killed at least 24 people and injured 240 more. Today, the National Weather Service said that more severe weather is expected in the U.S. over the next 24 hours, including the possibility of more tornadoes.
Do you love your mother? Well, she deserves more than a $3 Hallmark card. Send her a preparedness e-present instead!
While dogs are busy fulfilling the role of man’s best friend, perhaps they can also help us humans prepare for an emergency.
A new flu virus has recently emerged in China, putting health officials around the world, including those at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on alert. Read more from APHA's Get Ready blog. Photo courtesy CDC/James Gathany
Your clocks need attention this weekend. So do your “stocks.” We’re not talking bonds or dividends — if a disaster strikes your community, you might lose access to food, water or electricity.
Have questions about this year's flu seaon? Dr. Michael Jhung, a CDC flu expert covers it all from tracking to treatment, in our recent interview with him.
One moment, you’re enjoying the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. The next, turkey, forks and four-letter words are flying across the dining room table. What happened? Extended family + controversial topics = disaster.
A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluates national public health emergency preparedness on a state-by-state level. The data indicate that largely, states are meeting target goals in categories of public health preparedness including public health laboratory testing, emergency operations coordination and emergency public information and warning. According to the...
APHA celebrated Get Ready Day on Tuesday by hosting a blood drive at its headquarters, answering questions and setting up an exhibit at a community supermarket.
In the middle of the ninth annual National Preparedness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported promising public health news Friday.
What may be the next top tool for helping Americans prepare for public health emergencies? Cats. Not the long-running Broadway musical, but furry felines. Photos of them, in fact.
The effects of Hurricane Isaac floods left more than 40 percent of Louisiana without power, and storm surges from the latest U.S. natural disaster continue to move from the Gulf Coast to up and down the East Coast.