ReSource, Volume 2, Number 1, [1985]

ReSource, Volume 2, Number 1, [1985]

Date: 1985
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: ReSource magazine includes articles and notes about research at North Texas State University in various academic fields.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
[News Clip: Dallas Weather, Lodge, Weather]

[News Clip: Dallas Weather, Lodge, Weather]

Date: August 30, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about a severe storm in Dallas and the damage sustained in Richardson and South Oak Cliff, severe storms and tornadoes in Fort Worth, Boyd, and Eagle Mountain Lake and the damage throughout those areas. The video also includes a news story about Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., and his address before the American Bar Association in Dallas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Exploring Spontaneous Planning During the North Texas April 3, 2012, Tornadoes: an Assessment of Decision-making Processes

Exploring Spontaneous Planning During the North Texas April 3, 2012, Tornadoes: an Assessment of Decision-making Processes

Date: August 2014
Creator: Peters, Ekong Johnson
Description: The primary purpose of this research program is to confirm the spontaneous planning behavior in post-disaster operations while at the same time contribute to the development of the concept in a tornado type disaster. An additional goal also includes examining how the process takes place in resolving unanticipated problems as a disaster unfolds. This study uses qualitative methodology which is case study to probe the concept of spontaneous planning behavior to solve unexpected challenges as a disaster develops. Specifically, semi-structured, open-ended questions were utilized to collect data from stakeholders in eleven functional organizations in three impacted cities during the North Texas April 3, 2012, tornadoes. Findings indicate that debris removal and ensuring public safety, search and rescue, securing damaged neighborhoods, activation of emergency operations centers, damage assessment, restoration of communication system, public relations and media, and volunteer and donation management activities appear to have benefited from spontaneous planning behavior. Further findings suggest that the driving forces behind the phenomenon were gathering valuable new information, learning opportunity within the disaster, relative freedom and significant high degree of discretion, response was innovative with flexibility, and solutions waiting for problems features proposed in the integrated decision-making model (IDMM). However, it was uncovered that ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[News Script: Tornado]

[News Script: Tornado]

Date: August 31, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a tornado and severe weather in Cleburne, Midlothian, and Britton, and the damage that was sustained.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[News Script: Weather]

[News Script: Weather]

Date: August 30, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about severe storms and tornadoes in Fort Worth, Boyd, and Eagle Mountain Lake and the damage throughout those areas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[News Script: Rescue school]

[News Script: Rescue school]

Date: April 23, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about members of the Dallas county sheriff's department fire marshal holding a rescue school in light of a recent tornado.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[News Script: Animal]

[News Script: Animal]

Date: April 4, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Dallas police rounding up a stray donkey after a tornado.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections