Our Year in Natural Disaster Articles

Our Year in Natural Disaster Articles

January 8

As you may know, the Recovery Zone is a great resource for not only articles on MSP advice and the tech industry in general, it’s also a good source of information on everything disaster, small or large. 2014 was an interesting year for disasters and people were affected by disasters as diverse as earthquakes and volcanoes. The big takeaway from these disasters is that one should always be prepared, but there’s a lot more we can learn from disaster. With that in mind, here are the best disaster-related articles we published in 2014. And may 2015 be a year in which we’re all well-prepared.

Disaster Preparedness Books You Need on Your Shelf

During a disaster, power might be the first thing to go, which means online resources won’t be available for long. This article tells you which books you’ll want to have physical copies of in case a disaster comes your way.

Natural Disasters in Focus: Volcanoes

Volcanoes have been in the news quite a bit in 2014, which is part of the reason why our Natural Disasters in Focus series took a close, detailed look at volcanoes. This post goes over the why, what, and how of volcanoes—it t also has some really great photos.

What’s the Best Way to Communicate Following Disaster?

Communication is essential following disaster, but the methods you can use to get messages across are limited. This article discusses a number of ways you can communicate following a disaster.

The Four Devices You Need to Communicate in Any Disaster

Going along with the previous article, this one focuses on a few devices you may want to keep around to ensure communication is possible even in the most dire of circumstances.

10 Tips and Tricks to Know in an Emergency

Sometimes it’s nice to go back to the basics. This article lists ten of the most essential things to know and consider if there’s a disaster of nearly any kind.

Epic Photos from Storm Tracker Mike Hollingshead

It’s humbling to see the massive power of Mother Nature. These photos illustrate both the beauty and astounding strength large storms have.

Human-error Caused Four of the Strangest Disasters You Never Heard About

From a molasses disaster to a literal flaming hole in the ground, this article discusses some of the strangest disasters human kind has ever caused.

The Strangest Natural Disasters of All Time

Humans did dumb things to cause the disasters in the previous post, but nature did some scary things to cause the disasters in this post. Here are some utterly bizarre natural disasters that you likely haven’t heard about.

Photo credit: Kakela via Flickr