Tag: FEMA
northridge-earthquake-01

Been browsing the FEMA digital archives lately. It’s filled with amazing photos of all sorts of disasters in the US.

Photographers from FEMA apparently ventured into the Subways after 9/11 to assess the damage. Never seen this video before.

waffle-house-destroyed

Photo via Multinational Monitor The Wall Street Journal has published a rather interesting article about how FEMA relies on an unofficial metric called the Waffle House Index to determine how badly a storm has hit an area. Essentially it boils down to this: Green means the restaurant is serving a full menu, a signal that […]

NYC-earthquake

I forget at times that this blog is a personal endeavor. So let me just fill my future-self in: Yesterday, I experienced my first earthquake. And it wasn’t in LA or California somewhere. It was in NYC — right smack-dab in the middle of Manhattan. It was an eerie experience. I was retouching at a […]