natural disasters

Philippines Typhoon
7:46 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

WestSouthwest: WMU Georgraphy Professor on disaster relief in the Philippines

Clean up from the massive typhoon in the Philippines
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WestSouthwest with Lisa DeChano-Cook

Western Michigan University Geography Professor Lisa DeChano-Cook has done extensive research on disaster relief. 

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3:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Emergency plans for schools, day cares not mandatory in Michigan

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Save the Children, a non-government disaster relief organization says schools in Michigan, Iowa, Idaho, and Kansas do not legally have to make emergency plans for natural disasters or school shootings
More than half of the states and the District of Columbia do not require schools or day care centers to meet minimum standards to protect children during major emergencies, according to a new report. Save the Children, a non-governmental disaster relief organization focused on children, found that 17 states don't require evacuation plans in day care centers.