Suicides in Texas prisons hit a 10-year high of 40 in 2018, and a steady rise in suicide attempts in these state-run facilities alarms prisoner rights advocates. The number of suicide attempts among Texas inmates logged by authorities has nearly tripled in the last decade, climbing from less than 700 in 2009 to nearly 2,000 in 2018.
New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community.
While other countries have reported cases, including Canada, France, Britain and Norway, the size and pattern of the U.S. outbreaks have been more pronounced. More than 550 Americans have been struck this decade. The oldest was 32. More than 90% were children, most around 4, 5 or 6 years old.
Issuing an evacuation notice requires an infrastructure that can effectively manage warning the general public of a dangerous situation.
Report: A viral outbreak that killed 11 children at a nursing home was made worse because those in charge had no outbreak protocol and reacted slowly.
Landslides are an important disaster management consideration, and Southern California has a landslide mitigation effort in place.
Savannah Fire: The 247-year-old structure requires significant repairs and various mitigation measures before the building is reopened to the public.
Italy bridge horror: Structural collapses are one of the many reasons why mitigation strategies are an important component of emergency management.
August is National Water Quality Month. EDM Digest delves into recent crises, water efficiency, drought management, and water conservation.