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How Do Hospitals Know What To Do When Hurricanes Approach?

We all expect hospitals to be open and operating when we need them, but extreme weather events like hurricanes are a strain on resources and pose significant challenges for hospitals. Closing a hospital is an extreme action, but several hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina did just that before the arrival of Hurricane Irma in 2017.With more than 300 hospitals and a higher share of older adults than any other state, emergency plans for Florida’s hospitals were a critical issue facing emergency planners during those storms. This is true now as well as Hurricane Dorian approaches the state.

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Police Want To Get Rid Of Their Pentagon-Issued Combat Gear. Here's Why They Can't.

Molly Redden | Mother Jones | September 30, 2014

After Ferguson, many towns are trying to return military gear supplied by the Defense Department—and finding it impossible...

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