Sesame Street explains the hurricane to kids in an episode originally created for Hurricane Katrina and set to air again this weekend in the aftermath of Sandy.
Re-Build Up – lovely print from Help Ink, with 90% of proceeds benefiting Sandy relief.
It is generally accepted among environmental geographers that there is no such thing as a natural disaster. In every phase and aspect of a disaster – causes, vulnerability, preparedness, results and response, and reconstruction – the contours of disaster and the difference between who lives and who dies is to a greater or lesser extent a social calculus.
The denial of the naturalness of disasters is in no way a denial of natural process. Earthquakes, tsunamis, blizzards, droughts and hurricanes are certainly events of nature that require a knowledge of geophysics, physical geography or climatology to comprehend. Whether a natural event is a disaster or not depends ultimately, however, on its location.
On this day in 1906, the twentieth century’s most infamous earthquake and fire struck San Francisco. This is a compilation of rare footage capturing the devastation and its aftermath. HistoryPin also has a collection of archival images.