Disaster Management

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Studying Disaster Apps

  2 minutes after midnight on the 14th of November 2016, I experienced the largest earthquake in my life. A 7.8M earthquake struck near Kaikoura that caused severe shaking throughout New Zealand As I evacuated outside my home, I only brought one thing out with me: my smartphone.   Earthquake validated my research topic On […]

Depressed elephant in the emergency services staff room

Responding to emergencies and disasters is a tough job that requires both physical and psychological readiness. At times, however, the highly stressful nature of emergency response work stretches one’s capacity to cope, which results to negative psychological consequences such as posttraumatic stress symptoms and depression. Having support from co-workers, family, and friends helps responders cope. […]

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