In a disaster

"IN A DISASTER"... An Interview with Dr. Gary Webb

Communities and organizations must prepare for disasters long before they happen. The necessary programs and tools for such preparedness evolve daily. Dr. Gary Webb, professor and chair of UNT's Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science, shares his views for a secure future.

Partner Spotlight
UNT's Center for Public Management UNT's Center for Public Management

In view of increasing security concerns, this UNT-based center offers a high-demand local government training program to assist in reducing risk and exposure to computer threats and vulnerabilities. The program is open to all local government employees and managers.

Research Spotlight
Post-Hurricane community resiliency
Post-Hurricane community resiliency

Hurricanes unleash some of their worst fury on small- and medium-size businesses. Dr. Brian Sauser, director of the Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research, helps communities and businesses reduce recovery time using logistics modeling and simulation.

There's no place like home...
"There's no place like home..."

After a natural disaster, how do you know when it's safe to return home? When is it really safe? Dr. Laura Siebeneck, an associate professor of emergency management and disaster science, conducted extensive research on these issues after Hurricanes Rita and Ike.

Community resilience for Native Americans
Community resilience for Native Americans

Not all communities are equally prepared for disasters. Funded by the National Science Foundation since 2014, UNT researchers have been studying how well Native American communities are prepared.

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