[By Shawhin] I just found a very neat website developed by the UN/ISDR (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction). They have a series of “Stop Disaster” scenario games that you can play. The game can be run off the internet on almost any machine. It’s pretty cool. It is a bit like the simcity game but geared toward disaster management and natural hazards. Here’s the link:http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/home.html
Currently they have five natural hazard games: tsunami, hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, and flood. And they are looking for support in creating more scenarios and in different languages. More info at http://www.unisdr.org/.The website also has a lot of information on education, preparedness, and tips on what to do to mitigate damaging effects of natural hazards. I haven’t been through the whole site, but it looks like a good resource, particularly for younger folks and kids.